The ‘sad and inevitable’ reason Prince George will grow apart from his younger siblings

"His future is set in stone - the opposite is true for Charlotte and George"

Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis
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According to a royal expert, there is a ‘sad and inevitable’ reason Prince George will grow apart from his younger siblings as he grows up. 

From ordering their favourite takeaway for a cosy night in, to keeping their mum and dad's parenting skills in check , Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis seem to be enjoying a relatively normal upbringing considering they sit second, third and fourth in the royal line of succession

But while Prince George loves a budget-friendly spaghetti carbonara, it's impossible to ignore the fact that him and his siblings will soon be engaging in a very different life to the average child when their dad Prince William becomes King and they receive new titles to reflect their higher royal standing. 

It feels like something that's miles off but soon Prince George himself will become King. And, while Prince William ‘wants his three children to stay close’ for a heartbreaking reason, one royal expert believes that it's 'inevitable' that his accession to the throne will mean George 'grows apart' from his two siblings. 

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In a piece for, royal expert Daniela Elser wrote that George's future is set to become 'a lifetime of reigning and parliament opening' while his younger siblings Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis will be free to venture into the world on their own terms, something she is not sure will allow for their bond to continue on as strongly as before. 

She further explained, "He will get to be handy with a sword for the odd-spot of knighting and faces decade upon decade of having to endure weekly audiences with the Prime Minister of the day.

"To wit, his future is set in perfect Cumbrian stone. The opposite is true for Charlotte and George.

"While as children, as it was for William and Harry when they were tiny royal mites, all three of the Cambridge kids are being raised equally, the inherent disparity between George and his siblings will make itself horribly known in the years to come.

"It is inevitable – sad and inevitable."

King Charles III and Queen Camilla with their Pages of Honour and Ladies in Attendance on the day of the coronation in the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace. Pictured (left to right) Ralph Tollemache, Lord Oliver Cholmondeley, Nicholas Barclay, Prince George of Wales, the Marchioness of Lansdowne, King Charles III, Queen Camilla, the Queen's sister Annabel Elliot, the Queen's grandson Freddy Parker Bowles, the Queen's great-nephew Arthur Elliot, and the Queen's grandsons Gus Lopes and Louis Lopes. The King is wearing the Imperial State Crown, and Robe on May 6, 2023 in London, England

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However, Prince William and Kate Middleton, the expert believes, have already begun to plan for this possible scenario and are keen to ensure George knows his siblings are there to help ease his burden. 

Daniela claims that William and Kate, a couple who are not scared to break from royal tradition, will handle the royal 'spare' trope in a vastly different way to royals before them and hope that this changes the 'inevitable.' Instead of framing George's younger siblings are 'spares,' the younger siblings will instead have an important role in ‘helping to share some of the burden’ placed on their brother when he does take the throne. 

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Charlie Elizabeth Culverhouse is a news writer for Goodtoknow, specialising in family content. She began her freelance journalism career after graduating from Nottingham Trent University with an MA in Magazine Journalism, receiving an NCTJ diploma, and earning a First Class BA (Hons) in Journalism at the British and Irish Modern Music Institute. She has also worked with BBC Good Food and The Independent.