He’s only 7 years old, but it feels like we’ve known him forever. And yet, it feels like we don’t know him at all. Prince George, the elusive future king, third in line to the throne. Oldest child of Kate Middleton and Prince William.
We know he was born on July 22, 2013 at St. Mary’s Hospital in London. We know he is big brother to Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. This is what we know for sure. But there is more to be discovered about Prince George, the future head of the British monarchy. Defender of the Faith, protector of the realm. Like all of us, he is more than just his title. So let’s get to know Prince George Alexander Louis.
Prince George was meant to be given a different name, if his mom Kate Middleton had been given her way on the subject. Middleton reportedly had her
heart set on the name Alexander, which would have made her son the first King Alexander to ever sit on the throne. Alas, this was not meant to be.
Now eight years later, it’s impossible to imagine Prince George as anything other than exactly that. Almost as impossible as it is to imagine a world where we aren’t all captivated by Prince George himself.
He Was A Big Baby Prince George was a big baby. Jonathan Brady - PA Images/PA Images/Getty Images
When Prince George was born at St. Mary’s Hospital, he weighed in at 8 pounds, 3 ounces. While his little brother Prince Louis, born in April 2018, outweighed him by 1 pound, he was still
bigger than the national average of 7 pounds, 8 ounces. He Lived In Wales Kate Middleton felt isolated with Prince George in Wales. Anthony Devlin - PA Images/PA Images/Getty Images
Kate Middleton and Prince George lived in Anglesey, Wales, when Prince William was working as a helicopter pilot in the Royal Air Force in 2013. The Duchess of Cambridge spoke about her time as a young mom in 2020 during a visit to an
early years center in Wales. “It was the first year and I’d just had George,” she said at the time, per People. “William was still working with Search and Rescue, and we came up here and I had a tiny, tiny baby in the middle of Anglesey. It was so isolated, so cut off. I didn’t have any family around, and he was doing night shifts.” He Has Seven Godparents Prince George has seven godparents. WPA Pool/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
Prince George will never have to look too far for godparents; he’s got seven of them.
Kate Middleton and Prince William chose Earl Grosvenor, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, Julia Samuel, Zara Tindall, William van Cutsem, Emilia Jardine-Paterson, and Oliver Baker to be in charge of their son’s religious education. I guess they can take turns. He Made History As A Cover Baby
Prince George was the first baby to appear on the cover of ‘Vanity Fair.’
In 2014, Prince George made history as the first baby to appear on the
cover of Vanity Fair in honor of his first birthday. It was, of course, the first cover of many. He’s Pretty Chill About Meeting Presidents Prince George greeted Barack Obama in his robe. The White House/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
A lot of people might get nervous meeting the president of the United States. Not Prince George. Not only did he show up to a
meeting with President Barack Obama in his robe at Kensington Palace in 2016, he also had the president crouching down to meet him on his level. He’s A Hand-Me-Down Prince Prince George wears his dad’s hand-me-downs. Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson Collection/Getty Images He Has A Celebrity Toy Collection Prince George has gotten cool toys from celebrities. The White House/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images He Calls Her Majesty “Gan-Gan” Prince George calls the Queen “Gan-Gan.” Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson Collection/Getty Images
If you ever meet Queen Elizabeth II, you have to call her “Your Majesty.” When it comes to her great-grandson, however, things are a bit more relaxed. Kate Middleton said in 2016 that
Prince George calls her “Gan-Gan,” and that she “always leaves a little gift or something in their room when we go and stay and that just shows her love for her family,” per Hello!. He Writes To Santa Prince William shared a letter to Santa from Prince George. HEIKKI SAUKKOMAA/AFP/Getty Images
And his dad hand delivers the message. In 2017, Prince William was visiting Helsinki, Finland and gave
Santa Claus a letter from Prince George with only one request: a police car. I guess he’s been given so many gifts from celebrities that he didn’t need much. He Loves A Tractor Moment Prince George loves a tractor. Pool/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
Prince William once said his oldest
son is “obsessed” with tractors, and it’s rather difficult to imagine the future king out there riding one around Kensington Palace. He Wants To Be A Pilot Like His Dad Prince George wants to be a pilot. Karwai Tang/WireImage/Getty Images
Kate Middleton met with air cadets in 2016 and
told them that her 3-year-old son is “now obsessed with the air cadets and wants to join.” Considering his father, Prince William, was also a pilot, this seems like a pretty solid side gig for the future king. He’s Learning Ballet Prince George is learning ballet in school. WPA Pool/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images He’s Generous With Compliments
Prince George gives good compliments.
In 2019, Kate Middleton created a “Back to Nature” garden experience for the Chelsea Flower Show. Prince William asked Prince George what he would
“give it out of 10,” and the happy little boy said, “20!” His mom looked so pleased. He’s A Conservationist
Prince George is worried about the planet.
Much like his father, Prince William, and grandfather Prince Charles, Prince George is worried about the future of the planet. William told Sir David Attenborough in an interview in 2020 that his son loved to watch nature documentaries until they got to
one about animal extinction. "He said to me 'you know I don't want to watch this anymore.'" What a caring little character. He Loves “Granny Diana”
Prince George loves his “Granny Diana.”
For Mother’s Day 2021, Prince George made a special card for
his “Granny Diana,” the late Princess Diana, complete with a sweet message that read, “Happy happy Mother’s Day. I love you very much and think of you always. George xxxxx.” He’s A Fan Of Baking
Prince George helped make the Christmas pudding.
He’s An Avid Football Fan Prince George is a big football fan. Stephen Pond/Getty Images Sport/Getty Images
Prince George charmed everyone at a football game in 2020 when he could barely contain his enthusiasm for
his favorite team, Aston Villa. His dad even thinks he would be “brilliant” if he played for the team some day. He’s Competitive With His Siblings Prince George is competitive with his siblings. Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
Prince George, like pretty much all children, can be a bit competitive with his siblings. His mom noted in a 2020 interview that Prince George was “grumpy” because his little
brother Prince Louis’ sunflower was growing faster than his. As for Princess Charlotte, Middleton said that her son would rather be doing his little sister’s homework than his own since it was more fun. Typical. He Gets Muddy In The Garden
Prince George gets muddy in the garden.
When Prince George visits his grandma Carole Middleton, he gets down in the dirt with her. She said in a recent interview that she likes her
grandkids to get “muddy,” and the future king does always seem happiest outdoors in family photos. He Has The Volunteer Spirit
Prince George joined his dad delivering food.
He might be young, but already Prince George is getting into the volunteer spirit. He
joined dad Prince William in 2020 to deliver food to isolated pensioners in Sandringham, and earlier he joined the rest of the United Kingdom in clapping for carers.
A kind, thoughtful king is already being made.