Prince William And Kate Middleton Have Been Preparing Their Six-Year-Old Prince George To Be King

Being king might be a long way away for six year-old George still, but that hasn’t stopped his parents from preparing him for the throne.

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As the firstborn of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, George is third in the line of succession to the British throne, behind his father and his grandfather, Prince Charles.

According to a source from The Daily Mail, the royal kindergartener already knows there’s something special about him and that he’ll be king of England one day.

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The source said that William and Kate, both 38, have already talked to both George and his 4-year-old sister Princess Charlotte about what it means to be royals.

How? They explain it as “a storybook.”

“William and Kate have already talked to George and Charlotte about their future roles,” said the source, “but in a child-like way so that they understand without feeling overwhelmed.

The story is reportedly helping both brother and sister learn about what their roles will one day entail. They were last seen publicly at Sandringham on Christmas in 2019 where they met crowds for the first time.

“George has turned into a confident little boy and loves meeting new people, and Charlotte's a social butterfly. They don't get nervous in public and are already showing signs of becoming great leaders,” added the source.

George’s birth in 2013 was a global news event which saw hundreds of reporters camped outside the hospital to cover his arrival. According to The Times, commemorative coins were issued by the Royal Mint, Royal Canadian Mint, and Royal Australian Mint specially for the occasion. It was the first time a coin had been struck by the Mint to mark a royal birth.

His anticipated birth promises for an even more highly anticipated ascension to the throne. In the meantime, William still needs to figure out how to keep his firstborn from getting too much screen time. At Paddington Station last year, William shared with a young boy George’s fascination with The Lion King and Lego films, and that “trying to keep him off the television is hard work," as per The Daily Mail.

How cute is George’s very own fairy-tale story? We’re confident that he will make a great king. Do you keep up with the royal family?