Quando sei un membro della famiglia reale, è sicuro dire che le persone probabilmente ti tratteranno in modo leggermente diverso. Soprattutto se sei uno dei membri più visibili dei reali che molto probabilmente diventerà re un giorno. Ecco perché William, principe di Galles, e Catherine, principessa del Galles (che potresti conoscere meglio come Kate Middleton), hanno cose particolarmente difficili quando si tratta di crescere i loro tre figli, il principe Giorgio di Galles, la principessa Carlotta di Galles e il principe Louis of Wales, poiché i loro figli stanno crescendo molto sotto i riflettori e con tutta una serie di doveri in attesa di essere conferiti loro.
But while it seems like Charlotte may have been more aware of what's expected of her on that occasion, it sounds like George too is all too aware of his family's status.
Prince George teased a classmate about his dad's royal status
Prince George of Wales clearly knows how to keep the kids in his classroom in line. Royal expert Katie Nicholl opened up in the book "The New Royals: Queen Elizabeth's Legacy and the Future of the Crown" about a cheeky moment the young royal had with one of his classmates, writing, "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.'" Now there's a threat you don't hear every day! The book also shed some light on how William, Prince of Wales, and Catherine, Princess of Wales, are parenting their three children in such a high-pressure and unusual environment, sharing, "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."
That's a sentiment the couple have proven themselves, as CNN reported in August that Prince William, who is now second in line to the throne following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, and Kate Middleton wanted to move their children out of London so they can have more standard upbringings away from the trappings of royal life. An insider even claimed at the time that the family didn't at that point have plans to hire any help.
Prince William and Kate Middleton's kids' first day at their new school coincided with Queen Elizabeth's death
Fortunatly, Prince George of Wales and his siblings, Princess Charlotte of Wales, and Prince Louis of Wales, seem to have been settling in well to their new school, as the youngster had quite a lot going on during their first few days. The siblings began attending Lambrook School in September and were photographed attending a welcome afternoon with their famous parents on September 7, per Page Six. Sadly, tragedy struck one day later when Queen Elizabeth II died, and their dad, Prince William, had to miss their official first day after being called to Balmoral to say goodbye to his grandmother. As for Kate Middleton, she opted to stay behind to welcome her children home from school, give them some stability, and reportedly break the news of the queen's death to them, per Closer.
And it seems like the children were well aware of what was going on before saying their final goodbye to their late great-grandmother, as they saw everything while going to and from their new school. Speaking to a royal fan during an appearance at Windsor Guildhall on September 22, Kate explained, per Hello!, "When we've been doing the school run, we've been able to see the [funeral] preparations going up. We've seen it growing. It must have been quite a mission. Having gone backwards and forwards last week, we could see it slowly growing."
How Prince William and Kate Middleton's children are settling in at school
William, principe di Galles, e Catherine, principessa di Galles, hanno entrambi offerto aggiornamenti su come i loro figli si sono sistemati nella loro nuova scuola, nonostante le difficili circostanze che hanno circondato i loro primi giorni. Kate ha condiviso come la scuola li abbia effettivamente aiutati a far fronte alla triste perdita della loro bisnonna, raccontando a un fan il 15 settembre in un filmato condiviso con Twitter di @KarenAnvil, "Sono a scuola, sono ben accuditi. Sono nella routine e sono felici. Sono con nuovi amici."
In un altro video pubblicato su Twitter dello stesso fan, il principe William ha condiviso un sentimento simile durante la stessa passeggiata di sua moglie. Ha spiegato dei suoi figli chiacchierando con la folla che si è riunita per condividere i loro tributi: "Stanno andando bene. Ancora la prima settimana di scuola, quindi si stanno ambientando. Stiamo cercando di mantenere tutto costante e ci siamo accontentati di loro. " Un benefattore ha poi sottolineato che i bambini stavano molto probabilmente parlando della morte della regina Elisabetta II con i loro nuovi compagni di scuola, a cui William ha risposto: "Lo sono. Si parla molto".