Prince George has had to get used to having a lot of attention on him on a regular basis as a member of the royal family, but the pressure could already be affecting him according to a royal expert.
As the third in line to the throne, the five-year-old is one of the most talked about children in the world, alongside his sister Princess Charlotte and little brother Prince Louis.
As expected, so much attention at such a young age is probably not having positive effects on William and Catherine’s eldest child, who has had to get used to being photographed not only at royal events, but also when paparazzi try to take sneaky shots of them during their private moments – pictures that can be sold for more than 30k.
Speaking to Yahoo UK, royal historian Kate Williams admitted that George is already showing that he resents having his privacy invaded.
She said, ‘Their privacy is invaded and it really is a problem. Already you can see in George, a little bit of unsurety, a little bit of uncertainty and a small bit of resentment towards all the cameras.
Discussing how George looked when he went to see little brother Prince Louis for the first time at the Lindo Wing, Kate said the little royal looked a bit ‘scared’ of the cameras – unlike his sister Charlotte who waived at the cameras, which has become her trademark move.
“I think [George] did look a bit scared of the cameras’, she said, before adding his relationship with the press will get increasingly more difficult as he gets older.
“It’s going to be even more difficult as he gets older. He doesn’t quite understand now, but when he’s 12, 13, he will”, she commented.
Catherine and William try to keep their children’s lives as normal as possible, and it’s even been reported recently that George has no idea he is third in line to the throne.
The couple have asked the media to be respectful of their kids’ privacy, and shared little glimpses of their family from time to time to keep the public up to date with the Cambridge brood.