Prince George, the eldest child of the Prince and Princess of Wales might be just nine years old, but he’s already aware of how important and how powerful his family is. In fact, this young man has already been taught a a lot of the role he will likely be given when he grows old.
According to royal author Katie Nichol, Prince George understands his future family role.
In her book The New Royals, she writes, “They are raising their children, particularly Prince George, with an awareness of who he is and the role he will inherit, but they are keen not to weigh them down with a sense of duty.
“George understands he will one day be king and as a little boy sparred with friends at school, outdoing his peers with the killer line: ‘My dad will be king so you better watch out.’”
According to reports, George, just like his father, will most likely begin working full-time as a royal by age 35, if not sooner, because it is crucial for a future king to be fully aware of his responsibilities.
“William has not revealed to the world how and when he broke the big news to his son,” royal historian Robert Lacey wrote in his book, Battle of Brothers.
“But sometime around the boy’s seventh birthday in the summer of 2020, it is thought that his parents went into more detail about what the little prince’s life of future royal ‘service and duty’ would particularly involve.”
However, as we are all glad that William and George are in the line to accede the throne one day, one historian claims that it is very likely that George would never become king. If you wonder why, it is because of the long-existing debate of whether the monarchy should continue to exist or not. Many people believe that it is obsolete and wished that the line of regents ended with Queen Elizabeth.
Tax payers are not particularly happy with the lavish lifestyle the members of royalty lead and that they are the ones paying for it and keep the monarchy running.
Although the British monarchy is one of the oldest in the world and could be traced back all the way to the 10th century, the passing of Queen Elizabeth raised the question of its existence yet again.
A 2021 report by Newsweek revealed that a YouGov study showed that 41 percent of 18 to 24-year-olds thought there should now be an elected head of state in place of a monarch.
Hilary Mantel, an author and a historian who passed away September 2022, told The Times how she believed that prince George would not get to be king. She said that it is very likely that William is the last king of Britain.
“I think it’s a fair prediction, but let’s say I wouldn’t put money on it,” Mantel, a Booker prize-winning author of the Wolf Hall trilogy, told The Times. “It’s hard to understand the thinking behind the monarchy in the modern world when people are just seen as celebrities.”
“I’d like us all to say less, and let them have a chance to find some resolution.”
Mantel shared her opinion about Kate as well, saying she wasn’t allowed to have her own personality. Commenting the first photo of her as a Princess of Wales, the historian said that Kate had “the strained smile of a woman who really wants to tell the painter to bugger off.”
As this is just a prediction, we can never know whether Mantel was right or not, at least not until years pass by.
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