As a future king, Prince George ‘s life will dedicated to royal duty and he will carry out countless official engagements and visits as he grows older.
And his adorable appearances at Wembley for England’s Euro 2020 games against Germany and Italy were introducing him to duty, a royal expert has said.
At both matches, the seven-year-old was dressed smartly in a suit and tie as he sat in between his parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in the royal box.
During Sunday’s final, he was seen cheering wildly when England scored but looked gutted when Italy won the penalty shoot-out.
Now Sunday Times Royal Correspondent Roya Nikkhah says George’s trips to the football were a “clever way” of showing him public life.
She told True Royalty TV’s The Royal Beat : “It was a very clever way of introducing him to public duties at such a young age because this is an official duty for Prince George at the age of seven.
“It’s lovely and happy and there’s a lot of emotion. Getting him used to big crowds and knowing that he is being watched by millions of people – it’s quite a clever way of doing it.”
Despite his big future role, Prince William and Kate are said to be keen for their children to have a normal upbringing.
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And after the young prince came in for some cruel comments for wearing a suit and tie to the football, another royal expert has said he could be “kept out of the spotlight”.
Royal author Robert Jobson told the Sunrise TV show in Australia earlier this week: “With George, he got quite a lot of social media attention.
“Some were critical about him wearing a shirt and tie like his dad, which I thought was very harsh.
“He has been very popular, but I think they are going to try and keep him out of the limelight a little bit.”
A book has previously claimed that Prince George learned he would one day become King last year when he celebrated his seventh birthday.
In a new chapter of his book Battle of Brothers, royal author Robert Lacey describes how protective dad William wanted George to have a more normal life for as long as possible and always intended to break the news to his son gradually to give him “the precious gift of normality.”
Although William has not explicitly stated when he told his son he was the heir to the throne, it’s thought the conversation was had “sometime around the boy’s seventh birthday” in summer 2020.
Lacey writes: “William’s aim as a father, the prince stressed, was to give his son a ‘normal family upbringing’ enabling the monarchy to ‘stay relevant and keep up with modern times’.”
The Royal Beat is available on True Royalty TV.