Prince William's fears for George, Charlotte and Louis over 'daunting' futures

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge takes part in a wreath laying ceremony as part of the ANZAC day services at The Cenotaph on April 25, 2022 in London, England.
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Prince William is very aware of his children’s ‘daunting’ royal futures and is preparing them slowly, according to a royal expert. 

Prince William is reportedly concerned for his children over the pressures and ‘daunting’ reality of royal life.

Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton share three children, Prince George (opens in new tab), Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. As William is second in the line of succession (opens in new tab), his children will one day be leading members of the Firm (opens in new tab), with George next in line for the throne, after his father.

Now, royal commentator Robert Jobson has told OK! (opens in new tab) that William is very “aware of the daunting future ahead of them."

"He’s been there himself," he adds. 

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge attend a memorial service for the Duke of Edinburgh at Westminster Abbey on March 29, 2022 in London, England.

This comes as the Cambridge kids are expected to play a role in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee (opens in new tab) celebrations.

Jobson remarked, “It’s scary, the expectation and destiny placed upon such a young child. He’ll prepare them slowly and carefully.”

There have already been tell-tell signs that William is preparing his children, with a body language expert recently spotting a key moment of 'unconscious-uncoupling (opens in new tab)’ with his eldest son, George. 

During their appearance at the Easter Sunday service, George did not hold his father's hand, which has been called a deliberate decision to allow him to 'appear more independent'.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the Easter Matins Service at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on April 17, 2022 in Windsor, England.

Speaking on William's preparation of his children, Jobson said, "It’s difficult for anybody, but he’s done a really good job - I saw the children at the Duke of Edinburgh’s memorial service and they’re a credit to their parents."

Prince Philip’s memorial saw Prince George and Princess Charlotte attend their first-ever televised church service. It was here that fans were treated to a sweet moment between Charlotte and her cousin Princess Beatrice (opens in new tab), and saw fans call her a ‘pro’ at her royal duties (opens in new tab).

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard Diploma in Journalism from the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, fashion, and entertainment for Goodto.com and My Imperfect Life.