With their third child on the way, Kate and William are fully prepared for their newest addition to the family. Well, who wouldn’t be prepared for two children? Princess Charlotte and Prince George.
Prince George was born on the July 22nd, 2013, as hundreds of well-wishers gathered outside St Mary’s Hospital in London in hope of seeing the newborn for the first time. Others, such as the media and those pesky paparazzi had camped out days beforehand.
We got our first glimpse of George on the steps of the Lindo wing when he was but a day old, and delighted fans with a mini royal “wave” from under his blanket. William famously said that George had a great pair of lungs and that “luckily” had his mothers looks.
Royal watchers have loved seeing Prince George “grow up” to become an adorable little boy- and a mischievous big brother to Princess Charlotte. Every now and then William and Kate share details about their children, so we have made a list of interesting facts about Prince George.
He Started School Last Year
The future King started ‘big school’ last September, enrolling at Thomas Battersea in Wandsworth, London. The same school where his cousin Maud goes to, the daughter of Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor. William was the one who dropped him off for his first day, as Kate was suffering from severe morning sickness and unfortunately wasn’t able to make it.
But it seems that George had no problems adaption to the school life. Attending a reception at Kensington Palace for the England Under-20 football team, William told head coach Paul Simpson that his son’s first day had been a “good” one. “It went well,” he said. “There was one other parent who had more of an issue with their children so I was quite pleased I wasn’t the one. It was really nice actually. It’s a nice school.”
Prince George Has Had His First Skiing Lessons
HIs family comes from a family of sporty royals, and as William and Kate are both avid skiers, Prince George has already gone down that same path. He has already had his first skiing lessons while the family was on a skiing holiday in March 2016 when they traveled to the French Alps. There George and Charlotte got their first real taste of snow and is probably then that the future King learned how to ski.
He Also Is Learning How To Play Tennis
William and Kate are also keen tennis players, so it’s no surprise that Prince George has already started his tennis lessons as well. Both he and his sister have started their tennis lessons, with the Princess reportedly learning at the exclusive Hurlingham Club in London.
George, meanwhile, had his first experiences with tennis at the family’s home in Norfolk, Anmer Hall, where he stayed before moving to London.
During an engagement in her role as patron of the Lawn Tennis Association, the Duchess told retired player Greg Rusedski: “[George has] got a racket and he enjoys playing tennis.” But Kate also admitted that, at his age, he just “wants to whack a ball”.
Greg later revealed: “She says with George just being four, he wants to whack a ball, so she was asking what sort of stuff she should be doing. They will struggle at that age to hit a ball. She said he’s interested in it, but more in whacking the ball.”
Prince George Favorite Films
Earlier this year, Kate mention something about her children’s love of films. Like many youngsters his age, George is a fan of Paddington bear! During a post-BAFTAs ceremony meet and greet, Kate is reported to have told Coco director Lee Unkrich: “They are just getting into films now, George is four-and-a-half. Paddington is definitely up there, and so is Coco now.” She added: “It’s great obviously because of William’s interest in film, it’s great to have that father-son thing.”
William and Kate attended a Paddington 2 event last year, and it was then that William also said of his son: “He quite likes The Lion King. We’ve watched that a few times. We’ve watched Octonauts several times. He has watched some Lego movies as well, so he’s watched a lot of things like that.”
He Loves Fireman Sam
George seems to be quite the fan of Fireman Sam, with William previously saying that his son has taken “an awful lot of interest” in the popular children’s TV show.
The producers of the show have acknowledged this and have even made a one-off special to celebrate the shows the 30th anniversary, titled The Prince of Pontypandy, which will see a Prince visit Fireman Sam’s hometown of Pontypandy, and ultimately save the day by flying a helicopter. The makers of the show have confirmed that this is indeed a nod to their royal fan.
Prince Can Count To Ten…In Spanish
With the help of their Palencia-born nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo, George and Charlotte are learning how to speak Spanish. The future King can already count up to ten!
He Loves The Outdoors
Kate has always spoken about her happy childhood and said that she has started gardening with her children. During a visit to a primary school in London to see its new gardening campaign, the Duchess said: “I’ve got such fond memories of being in the garden and being outside from my own childhood, and I’m sharing that with my own children, George and Charlotte, at the moment.”
When the family was living in Norfolk, Kate grew her own asparagus and other vegetables there. She also kept five chickens and would pluck fresh eggs from their henhouse.
“I’m just getting into gardening with the children,” she told BBC Radio 2 host Chris Evans at the Chelsea Flower Show last year.