When it comes to their parenting, Kate and William do everything in their power to provide their children with a normal childhood, of course, as much as something like that is possible considering that Prince George would become a King one day.
The youngest of their children, Prince Louis, is one of the most charming little boys who never misses a chance to make the world smile with the silly faces he makes during royal occasions. Most of his photos which portray him ‘misbehaving,’ such as those from his grandfather’s public birthday celebration when he was shown either holding a sneeze, trying not to laugh openly, or simply reacting to a bad smell, entertain the public.
His parents make sure Louis is treated gently. “William and Kate are easier on Louis because he’s the baby of the family. They don’t want to break his little spirit,” an insider told OK! Magazine.
“Louis is quite a handful,” the source added. “William and Kate do their best to teach him how to behave but understand these events are tiresome for a youngster. They are like other parents with young children in this way. It does make them more relatable to the public.
“They gently admonish him when he gets out of hand because he’s got to learn,” the source said of George and Charlotte. “William and Kate know the day will come and making faces won’t be ‘cute.’ Hopefully Louis will grow out of it.”
According to royal experts, Louis, as well as his sister Charlotte, would continue having royal roles as time goes by, but Louis will likely be just a ‘private citizen’ rather than a full-time working royal just like his father’s cousins Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, and Zara Tindall who have often been involved in larger royal events of recent years, though they’re not considered full-time working royals.
“George, Charlotte, and Louis, who had starring roles at the Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June [last year], are being raised by their parents with an awareness of their positions and the roles they will one day carry out in support of the monarchy,” royal author and expert Katie Nicholl wrote in her book The New Royals.
“George knows that, like his papa, he will one day be king, while Charlotte will likely juggle the role of being the spare with a career. Louis could well be a private citizen undertaking occasional royal duties, like William and Harry’s cousins Zara Tindall and Peter Phillips, as well as princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.”
But, it turns out that King Charles, Louis’ grandfather, has other plans for the young royal.
Mere days after Lilibet and Archie’s titles were officially added to the Buckingham Palace website, King Charles announced another significant change within the Royal Family.
His youngest brother, Prince Edward, also titled the Earl of Wessex, was honored with a new title: the Duke of Edinburgh.
The statement issued by the Palace read, “His Majesty the King has been pleased to confer the Dukedom of Edinburgh upon the Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Forfar, on the occasion of His Royal Highness’s 59th birthday. The title will be held by Prince Edward for His Royal Highness’s lifetime.
“The Dukedom was last created for Prince Philip in 1947, upon his marriage to Princess Elizabeth, who held the title of Duchess of Edinburgh before acceding to the throne in 1952. The new Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh are proud to continue Prince Philip’s legacy of promoting opportunities for young people of all backgrounds to reach their full potential.”
Prince Edward would hold the title until the rest of his life. The wish that he gets the title was of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, and King Charles simply granted it following their passing.
As reported by the Mirror, the Duke of Edinburgh title isn’t inherited, which means when Edward dies, it will revert to the crown. Once that’s done, one of Kate and William’s children would likely inherit it, and as per the media, that would be Prince Louis.
Before Edward was handed the title on his 59th birthday, King Charles announced his determination to slim down the monarchy and downsize the number of royal titles.
“Charles’s charitable portfolio is being streamlined for when he is king, and this same forensic approach is being applied to how much and what the Royal Family does in his reign,” royal expert and author Richard Kay wrote for the Daily Mail. “As it will certainly downsize, it means fewer royals carrying out engagements.”
“So it is against a background of a slimmed down monarchy that the prince has been developing ideas about working royals, their titles, and how they fit in with his vision of a modern Britain.”
Kay continued: “Someone close to Charles told me that rather than more royal titles, the prince prefers fewer… The Edinburgh title, created by King George I for his grandson, Frederick, has been revived twice (by Queen Victoria for her second son Alfred and by George VI for Prince Philip), and Charles may even wish it go to his own grandson, Prince Louis.”
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