Why Princess Charlotte will 'prove Harry wrong'

Royal expert Jennie Bond explains why the Wales youngster won't "fall into the trap" he suggested is waiting for her

Princess Charlotte and Prince George split layout with Prince Harry
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Why Princess Charlotte will 'prove Harry wrong' according to royal expert Jennie Bond.

Princess Charlotte is already proving that she is far from a Spare to brother Prince George thus starting to 'prove Prince Harry wrong' as she approaches her special day.

The Wales youngster has started attending more things with her parents following the death of Queen Elizabeth II and despite being only seven - turning eight next week, Princess Charlotte appears to be taking it all in her stride.

The youngsters' confidence has grown over the past 12 months, from her confident message to the Women's England football team to having the opposite personality to her brother Prince George.

And whilst her uncle Prince Harry previously revealed his fears for "young kids" like Princess Charlotte, who are not first-born could 'fall into the trap' that he did when growing up, royal expert Jennie Bond believes the Wales' middle-child will prove him wrong.

Speaking to OK! Jennie explained why, "Charlotte is so young still but hopefully she is not going to fall in the trap that Prince Harry suggested might be waiting for her and feel a spare part because she is the spare to her elder brother."

She added, "I mean, Harry has a huge chip on his shoulder about being a spare, we all know that now, but he doesn't have to assume that William and Catherine's children will feel the same as him."

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis

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Following the release of his memoir Spare, Prince Harry told The Telegraph, "Though William and I have talked about it once or twice, and he has made it very clear to me that his kids are not my responsibility, I still feel a responsibility knowing that out of those three children, at least one will end up like me, the spare and that hurts, that worries me." 

But Jennie has likened Princess Charlotte's future role to that of Princess Anne.

She explained, "Look at the look at the Duke of Edinburgh and particularly look at the Princess Royal, they didn't feel like the spares. They've gone out there and made it clear they don't feel second class in the least and worked hard regardless.

She added, "Charlotte and Louis will be very important people with huge privilege and a huge platform, and so they don't need to feel spare...

"I would anticipate that she'll grow up and and go to university and then I think she will probably the same work ethic as Princess Anne, in that she'll have that no nonsense attitude and get on with the job in hand."

What Jennie says ties in with reports that Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis are paving the way for a 'collective' future monarchy.

King Charles and Princess Anne

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Speaking on Good Morning America, addressing the Royal Family's co-dependence on the media, he said, "I worry about other young kids within that family if this continues.

"Because who’s to say that someone else doesn’t fill my shoes and that their partner, whether it’s a husband or a wife or boyfriend or a girlfriend, doesn’t get treated exactly the same as Meghan did?”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

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But Princess Charlotte has shown her supportive side to her siblings, from correcting Prince George's posture to giving a subtle reminder on waving to younger brother Prince Louis.

Something which we can expect Princess Charlotte to continue with during the Kings coronation which will be watched by millions on TV, costing in the region of $123m (£100m) and features a coronation concert during the weekend celebrations.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)