Prince George eased into future by donning 'royal armour' – Kate has 'got journey planned'


Kate and Prince William are believed to be already working to introduce their firstborn Prince George to his destiny. And Kate, one royal author said, already has his “journey planned”.

Duncan Larcombe, author of Prince Harry: The Inside Story, recalls the outfit worn by the eight-year-old boy at the two EURO2020 matches he watched at Wembley Stadium with his parents last summer.

At the time, George melted hearts for wearing a suit and tie matching his father’s.

However, Mr Larcombe said the outfit was used as a mean to help Prince George understand what being “on duty” means – and that Kate was strongly in favour of her son donning a more formal attire.

While the Cambridges were indeed cheering for England during the matches they attended, they were also representative of the Crown and Prince William was also attending in his role of President of the Football Association.

Mr Larcombe told OK! magazine: “That really struck me after seeing George in his first grown-up suit with his parents at the Euros final in July.

“People were asking why they hadn’t let him wear an England shirt ‘like a normal eight-year-old’.

“William was apparently keen on the idea, but it was Kate, the former commoner, who said no.

“She was showing George that being ’on duty’ requires a different approach… he has to learn to don the royal armour.

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“That doesn’t mean hiding his personality or feelings though – so George was encouraged to leap up and celebrate England scoring, to roar and wave and hug his mum and dad like any normal lad.

“And even to shed a tear when it all ended in heartbreak.

“George is only just beginning to understand his destiny, but Kate has got the journey planned.”

Prior to the EURO matches, Prince George had already been at the stadium with his parents and sister Princess Charlotte – albeit in less formal circumstances.


The Cambridges were spotted sitting on the stands at Carrow Road in October 2019, when they watched Norwich City playing against Aston Villa.

George was photographed in a casual outfit cheering and being delighted every time Villa, William’s favourite Premier League team, was scoring against the home team.

Prince George is currently third-in-line to the throne.

The eight-year-old is destined to become Prince of Wales when his father accedes to the throne and King after the end of William’s reign.

The young royal was not told about his special status as future King until recent months, royal author Robert Lacey wrote.

In his book Battle of Brothers, Mr Lacey reported the Cambridges are thought to have kindly broken the news to their firstborn about his destiny sometime around his seventh birthday.

The royal historian wrote: “William has not revealed to the world how and when he broke the big news to his son.

“Maybe one day George will tell us the story himself.

“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.”

Kate and Prince William have been widely reported to be giving a childhood as normal as possible to their children.

The doting parents are very present in the lives of George, Charlotte and Louis, share school runs and, whenever possible, they are said to adapt their royal schedule to their children’s timetable.

In October 2019, royal editor Rebecca English wrote on Twitter the Cambridges’ departure from the UK to Pakistan for their tour was designed so that they could drop off their children at Thomas’s Battersea before leaving.


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