Growing up in the spotlight is never easy, especially when you’re the future King of England (opens in new tab). Prince George, on the other hand, appears to be taking it in stride.
George is and will continue to be an extremely significant member of the Royal Family being the third in line to the throne(opens in new tab). That’s why, below, we’ve compiled all of the essential information about Prince George including his birthday, age, and complete name.
When was Prince George born and how old is he?
On July 22, 2021, Prince George will turn eight years old.
On that sweltering summer day in 2013, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed their first son at 4.24 p.m. Kate gave birth at St Mary’s Hospital in London’s Lindo Wing, a special maternity hospital.
The couple announced Prince George’s full name as George Alexander Louis two days later. His first name is thought to be a charming homage to Queen Elizabeth II’s father, King George VI.
His second name, on the other hand, is a clear reference to Queen Elizabeth herself. Alexandra is Her Majesty’s middle name, and Alexander is the masculine form of Alexandra.
The Cambridges celebrated George’s seventh birthday with two adorable images of their kid last year. In the photos, eagle-eyed fans saw a startling resemblance between George and Prince William, with the little prince appearing more and more like his father every day.
Kate is known for throwing lavish birthday parties for her children. Prince George’s sixth birthday party included his favorite food a magician, and a bouncy castle, according to reports.
Prince George’s height is unknown.
Prince George’s exact height is unknown, but he is estimated to be around four feet tall.
The young royal’s popularity has soared in recent years, surprising fans. George was photographed rising up to his father’s waist at a Cambridge family outing to a pantomime last Christmas.
Genetics have a large part in a child’s height and given Prince William’s height and Kate’s height of 5 foot 9 inches, we expect George to be a tall young man.
It’s feasible that George will outgrow his great-grandmother as well. Queen Elizabeth II stands 5 feet 4 inches taller than her two grandsons, Prince William and Prince Harry.
Prince George is how much older than Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis?
Prince George is older than his sister and brother because he is the first-born Cambridge.
With 650 days separating George and Princess Charlotte, George is slightly under two years older than his sister (opens in new tab).
The seven-year-old is also older than Prince Louis, his younger brother, who was born on April 23, 2018.
The Cambridge brothers are four years and nine months apart in age.
The two boys have a close friendship – and a shared wardrobe, according to Kate, who saves some of George’s old garments for her son. In a family portrait posted last Winter, Prince Louis was seen wearing George’s old jumper(opens in new tab).
Prince George and Princess Charlotte, on the other hand, have a shared enthusiasm for dance. George takes ballet lessons on a weekly basis, and Kate stated that Charlotte loves to dance as well.
Is Prince George aware that he will one day be King?
Yes, according to royal biographer Robert Lacey, Prince George’s father told him that he would be king around the time he turned seven.
To tell his firstborn about his future plans, Prince William chose a ‘managed moment'(opens in new tab). With the supposed dialogue that took place last summer.
In his book Battle of the Brothers, Lacey says, “It is thought that around the boy’s seventh birthday in the summer of 2020, his parents delved into more detail about what the child prince’s life of future royal service and duty’ will notably comprise” (opens in new tab).
Katie Nicholl, a royal expert, claimed that George has always understood that his life would take a different road than his siblings’.
“I think George recognizes, as William did from a young age, that he is different from his younger brother and sister and that he will have a different destiny,” she told OK! He is, after all, brought away for photoshoots with Her Majesty the Queen, so he must be aware that he has been singled out.”
George is expected to preserve his natal name when he ascends to the throne (opens in new tab). This will be a touching tribute to the Queen’s father, King George VI.
When the occasion arises, though, it’s not uncommon for a monarch to choose a new regnal name. Although King George VI was given the name Albert, he chose George as his middle name.
It’s also been speculated that when Prince William and Prince George become rulers in the future, they may deviate from royal tradition(opens in new tab).
The Queen currently celebrates two birthdays each year(opens in a new tab). The two-day festival dates back to King Edward VII’s reign, which lasted from 1901 to 1910. His birthday was in November, and as that month is infamous for bringing severe weather, he chose to celebrate it in the summer instead.
This tradition has been followed by the Queen, whose birthday is in April. Prince Charles is expected to follow suit, given his birthday is in November.
However, because Prince William and George’s birthdays are in the summer, they may opt-out of the custom.