Prince George is third in line for the throne, but for now, the 7-year-old is enjoying just being a kid.
While talking to OK!, royal expert Duncan Larcombe offered some insight into the tot's somewhat ordinary life alongside sister Princess Charlotte, 6, and brother Prince Louis, 3.
"Although Prince George might be future King of the Castle, he's not King of the Castle yet," he noted. "He's not Little Lord Fauntleroy. He's a rascal (almost) 8-year-old — full of mischief and always playing tricks and pranks on his younger sister and brother."
"Hopefully George can enjoy all the benefits of royal life, but without the extraordinary, weird impact of growing up in a goldfish bowl," Larcombe said. "They will have to explain the extraordinary circumstances he's been born into and hope, as a result, his head doesn't pop and he doesn't become a complete lunatic, as has happened to some members of his family."
The young student has been appearing in public more often lately, as Kate Middleton and Prince William brought him to two EURO 2020 soccer matches.
"William would never have normally taken him to the football because it was an official outing in his role as president of the FA, but George absolutely begged to be allowed to come along," revealed Larcombe. "Kate and William are at pains to never expose the children unnecessarily to the cameras but he twisted their arm eventually. That’s why Kate came, so that when William had to meet all the dignitaries, George could stay with her."
At the June 29 match, the public was delighted to see George wearing a suit and tie, looking nearly identical to his dad — and their matching outfits were no coincidence.
"Prince William is George’s absolute hero. He thinks his dad’s the most perfect person on the planet," the expert shared. "That’s why we saw him looking so smart in his suit— he really wanted to dress like William."