The royal family — they’re just like everybody else. At least, that’s what they want Prince George to grow up thinking.
In an interview with BBC, Prince William revealed that he and Kate Middleton had not yet informed their son — who is currently third in line for the British throne — that he is a member of the royal family. The Duke of Cambridge said that decision is due largely in part to the fact that neither he nor the Duchess of Cambridge feel they are any different from any other family. He assured the news service that in time he would inform his offspring of their millennium-old lineage, but that time has not yet come.
“I love my children in the same way any father does, and I hope George loves me the same way any son does to his father,” said William, 33. “We are very normal in that sense. There’ll be a time and a place to bring George up and understand how he fits in, in the world.”
While the father of two may view his family as normal, most see it as anything but. The royal family recently posed for a family portrait, which will be featured on a special edition stamp to celebrate the queen’s 90th birthday, according to People magazine. The photo features Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth, Prince George and Prince William. In the photo, 2-year-old George is shown standing on a stool of sorts, while holding tightly to his father’s hand. He is positioned between Queen Elizabeth and his dear old dad, sporting a toothy grin as well as a blue and white outfit.
— BritishMonarchy (@BritishMonarchy) April 20, 2016
In addition to commemorative stamps the queen will be marking her ninth decade on earth with a celebration of epic — or shall we say royal? — proportions. As was previously reported, she plans to host an elaborate luncheon at Windsor Palace on Friday followed by dinner at Kensington Palace. As can be expected, the guest list is packed with names like President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will host President and Mrs Obama for dinner on Friday at Kensington Palace
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 18, 2016