Prince George will take lessons on how to be a King: royal author


Wake up, little prince — it’s time for school.

Prince George’s reign as monarch of the United Kingdom is still very far off. However, his formal royal education will begin in the near future.

George, 9, will take classes like the ones his father, Prince William, 40, his grandfather, King Charles III, 73, and his great-grandmother, the late Queen Elizabeth II, took to prepare them to rule, noted royal biographer Robert Lacey.

William had a special relationship with his grandmother and learned a great deal from her, Lacey explained.

When William was a student at Eton College, he’d meet with the queen for tea at Windsor Castle and learn what he couldn’t at school: how to be king.

“There has always been a special closeness between William and the queen, and she has taken a particular interest in him,” Lacey said, the Mirror reported.

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“My dad will be king so you better watch out,’” Prince George reportedly told his classmates.
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“When William became a teenager, she would have him at Windsor Castle and would open the state boxes and guide him through the papers. It was William’s constitutional education,” he continued.

George is expected to be educated about his official royal duties and the constitution, as well as the importance of the Commonwealth. It’s a lot of responsibility for a young person and something George first stared learning about not long ago.

William and his wife Kate Middleton, 40, reportedly told their son that he was in the line of succession in 2020 — around the time of his 7th birthday.

In Lacey’s book “Battle of Brothers: William and Harry,” he wrote: “William has not revealed to the world how and when he broke the big news to his son.” 

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“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,” Lacey went on.

In author Katie Nicholl’s recent book, the “New Royals: Queen Elizabeth’s Legacy and the Future of the Crown,” she described how George allegedly told his school friends that they had “better watch out,” as William would be monarch one day.

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George will undergo royal lessons to teach him about being king in the near future.
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The “Vanity Fair” contributor penned, “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.’”

She also described how his sister Princess Charlotte, 7, and younger brother Prince Louis, 4, are being raised with an understanding of the British Crown, as well as a deep understanding of service.

“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,” the author wrote.