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The Real Reason Prince George Reportedly Warned His Classmates About His Father

Nicki Swift 9/28/2022 Emily Hutchinson
Prince George looking serious © Justin Setterfield/Getty Images Prince George looking serious

When you're a member of the royal family, it's safe to say people are probably going to treat you a little differently. Particularly if you're one of the most visible members of the royals who will more than likely become king one day. That's why William, Prince of Wales, and Catherine, Princess of Wales (who you may know better as Kate Middleton), have things particularly tough when it comes to raising their three children, Prince George of Wales, Princess Charlotte of Wales, and Prince Louis of Wales, as their kids are growing up very much in the spotlight -- and very much with a whole host of duties waiting to be bestowed upon them.

That was probably no more evident than when George and Charlotte attended the funeral of their late great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, on September 19, saying their goodbyes to their father's beloved grandmother as the world mourned. Charlotte even made it very clear that she was already brushing up on the royal etiquette she'll have to follow her whole life, as she was spotted telling her older brother to bow as Queen Elizabeth's coffin passed them, per People.

But while it seems like Charlotte may have been more aware of what's expected of her on that occasion, it sounds like George too is all too aware of his family's status.

Prince George Teased A Classmate About His Dad's Royal Status

Prince William sitting next to Prince George © Wpa Pool/Getty Images Prince William sitting next to Prince George

Prince George of Wales clearly knows how to keep the kids in his classroom in line. Royal expert Katie Nicholl opened up in the book "The New Royals: Queen Elizabeth's Legacy and the Future of the Crown" about a cheeky moment the young royal had with one of his classmates, writing, "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.'" Now there's a threat you don't hear every day! The book also shed some light on how William, Prince of Wales, and Catherine, Princess of Wales, are parenting their three children in such a high-pressure and unusual environment, sharing, "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."

That's a sentiment the couple have proven themselves, as CNN reported in August that Prince William, who is now second in line to the throne following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, and Kate Middleton wanted to move their children out of London so they can have more standard upbringings away from the trappings of royal life. An insider even claimed at the time that the family didn't at that point have plans to hire any help.

Prince William And Kate Middleton's Kids' First Day At Their New School Coincided With Queen Elizabeth's Death

Fortunatly, Prince George of Wales and his siblings, Princess Charlotte of Wales, and Prince Louis of Wales, seem to have been settling in well to their new school, as the youngster had quite a lot going on during their first few days. The siblings began attending Lambrook School in September and were photographed attending a welcome afternoon with their famous parents on September 7, per Page Six. Sadly, tragedy struck one day later when Queen Elizabeth II died, and their dad, Prince William, had to miss their official first day after being called to Balmoral to say goodbye to his grandmother. As for Kate Middleton, she opted to stay behind to welcome her children home from school, give them some stability, and reportedly break the news of the queen's death to them, per Closer.

And it seems like the children were well aware of what was going on before saying their final goodbye to their late great-grandmother, as they saw everything while going to and from their new school. Speaking to a royal fan during an appearance at Windsor Guildhall on September 22, Kate explained, per Hello!, "When we've been doing the school run, we've been able to see the [funeral] preparations going up. We've seen it growing. It must have been quite a mission. Having gone backwards and forwards last week, we could see it slowly growing."

How Prince William And Kate Middleton's Children Are Settling In At School

Prince William and his family © Comic Relief/Getty Images Prince William and his family

William, Prince of Wales, and Catherine, Princess of Wales, have both offered updates on how their children have been settling in at their new school, despite the difficult circumstances that surrounded their first few days. Kate shared how school has actually helped them to cope with the sad loss of their great-grandmother, telling a fan on September 15 in footage shared to Twitter by @KarenAnvil, "They're in school, being well looked after. They're in a routine and they're happy. They're with new friends."

In another video posted on Twitter by the same fan, Prince William shared a similar sentiment during the same walkabout as his wife. He explained of his children with chatting with the crowd who gathered to share their tributes, "They're doing okay. Still first week of school, so they're settling in. We're trying to keep everything constant and settled for them." A well-wisher then pointed out that the kids were more than likely speaking about Queen Elizabeth II's death with their new school friends, to which William responded, "They are. There's a lot of talking."

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