One day Prince George will be at the head of the British monarchy – but he doesn’t know about that. For good reason, says author Robert Lacey.
When is the right moment to tell your son that his life is predetermined? This is a difficult question that Prince William, 38, and Duchess Catherine, 38, have had to face since the birth of Prince George in July 2013. The preliminary answer is: wait and see.
Prince George should grow up as normally as possible
In an interview with the BBC in April 2016, William stated that there would be a time and place to educate the boy on how he fits in the world. “But right now it’s all about creating a safe, stable environment around him and showing him as much love as I can as a father,” he added. Robert Lacey, 76, whose book “Battle of Brothers: William, Harry and the Inside Story of a Family in Tumult” was published in October 2020, says: Williams’ wait-and-see attitude is shaped by his childhood.
Prince William knew early on that he would become king
Prince Charles, 71, and Princess Diana, † 36, would never have hidden William’s fate from him, the historian reports. William felt the early knowledge of his outstanding role for the monarchy “as a burden”. Even in kindergarten, at the age of three, he was treated differently from others. Other sources report that differences were also supposedly made within the royal family.
Prince Harry was jealous
“I remember Harry complaining that when he and William were with Queen Mum, William was always the center of attention,” revealed Simone Simmons, a friend of Diana, court reporter Katie Nicholl for her book ” Harry: Life, Loss and Love “. The jealousy of the younger on the older should have grown steadily.BS Prince William + Prince Harry: The most beautiful (children) photos of the two royals
At the age of six, according to author Marcia Moody, Harry William cheekily replied: “You will be king, I will not. So I can do what I want!” His mother is said to have watched the situation with concern and her second child have showered all the more with love.
Overall, so many Royal experts judge, the constellation “heir to the throne and substitute” is the origin of today’s rift between William and Harry. A fate that William apparently wants to spare his son George, but also his siblings Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, two.
Sources used:Mail Online, The Express, The Sun