The Prince and Princess of Wales are known to be very protective over their three children, clearly wanting to steer them towards having as normal of a childhood as possible.
The Prince and Princess of Wales reportedly only recently let their eldest son, Prince George, know of his future fate within the Royal Family. The young royal, who will turn 10 later this week, is said to have been kept in the dark about being a royal and second-in-line to ascend the throne. It is said that during royal events, such as Trooping the Colour, George would be told that everyone was clapping for his late great-grandmother, who he knew as ‘Gan-Gan’.
A royal source told Fabulous: “[They told him] anything ‘royal’, like the picture of the then-monarch and her three heirs in Buckingham Palace, was done for her. “They did not tell him until relatively recently that he will, one day, be King.” The source added that this would done as a “delicate balance to protect his childhood and innocence”.
The act of telling Prince George about his future prospects was also met with some challenges. They added: “But also it meant explaining to him that his grandfather and father will die one day, which is a very tough concept for any child to grasp. “It’s also very tricky for what it means for his siblings, Charlotte and Louis.”