Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s intriguing dynamic already mirrors King Charles’ bond with ‘extrovert’ Princess Anne

Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s intriguing dynamic echoes King Charles and Princess Anne's with both sisters incredibly 'confident'

Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s intriguing dynamic explained. Seen here are Princess Charlotte and Prince George and King Charles and Princess Anne on the Buckingham Palace balcony at different occasions
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Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s intriguing dynamic already mirrors King Charles’ bond with “extrovert personality” Princess Anne. 

As the eldest of the future King and Queen Consort’s children it’s perhaps no surprise that fans are treated to more glimpses of Prince George and Princess Charlotte. In recent years they’ve been gradually introduced to life in the royal spotlight, with visits and appearances at sporting events. Just days ago Prince George and Princess Charlotte joined Prince William and Catherine, Princess of Wales in the Wimbledon Royal Box to watch the Men’s Singles Final 2023. 

This marked Princess Charlotte’s Wimbledon debut and the second time her brother had attended. They certainly looked to have enjoyed the match and Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s intriguing double act could be seen to echo King Charles’ childhood bond with Princess Anne.

Princess Charlotte of Wales and Prince George of Wales clap as Carlos Alcaraz wins the Wimbledon 2023 men's final

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Princess Anne’s coronation portrait position in May is said to have showcased King Charles’ immense respect for her. They’re only two years apart in age and they often went on outings and were seen holding hands together throughout their childhood, like Prince George and Princess Charlotte. But there’s also another key element to their bond the Wales siblings apparently echo…

According to, former royal nanny Mabel Anderson once claimed that King Charles was “never as boisterous or noisy” as his sister. Instead, she alleged that Princess Anne had a “much stronger, more extrovert personality” and that whilst she “didn’t exactly push him aside” she was “certainly more of a forceful child”.

Of all the Prince and Princess of Wales’ children, Princess Charlotte, who’s also a second-born   daughter and a “royal spare” like her great-aunt, is often perceived as more extroverted and confident compared to Prince George. 

Princess Anne and Prince Charles watch one of the competitors taking part in the cross country event in 1960

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Body language expert Judi James previously analysed the Wales family as they stood outside their Anmer Hall home in 2020 to applaud key workers. She expressed her belief to Femail that Princess Charlotte is a “leader” and the “most confident” child.

“Charlotte does appear to be something of the little leader in the family dynamic, stepping to the front of the pose with her parents interestingly out of eye-line and instigating the clapping, using what looks like the most energy and excitement,” she claimed. 

Judi continued, “Charlotte has always been the one who seems the most enthusiastic about waving and clapping to the public, and her meet and greet with the crowds at Christmas suggested Kate and William might acknowledge the fact that she is currently the most confident of their children in social situations.”

Prince William, Prince of Wales, Catherine, Princess of Wales, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis clap for NHS carers

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In contrast, Prince George reminded fans of Queen Elizabeth’s “shy” father last year during an appearance. Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s intriguing dynamic seems to mirror King Charles and Princess Anne’s childhood one, with their mix of personalities. The Princess Royal continues to have a close bond with King Charles and perhaps Princess Charlotte will go on to play a similarly significant role in her own brother’s reign one day. 

Emma Shacklock

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