Prince George likely has decades to go until he takes the throne, but an insider insisted that the 8-year-old is "already showing that he has what it takes to be the future King of England."
"His confidence has grown leaps and bounds over the last couple of years," the insider spilled to Us Weekly. of Prince William and Kate Middleton's eldest child. "He is assertive, self-assured and knows what he wants, and doesn’t hold back on speaking his mind. His personality is really starting to shine."
However, the royal is still a "fun-loving" kids who has a tendency to be a bit mischievous.
"He likes to play pranks on his parents and siblings [Princess Charlotte, 6, and Prince Louis, 3], and [make] everyone laugh. Despite the responsibilities he’ll entail in his future role, Kate and William don’t want to see him grow up too quickly," shared the insider. "They’re determined to give him as much of a normal childhood as possible and it’s working wonders. He’s such a lovable, down-to-earth little boy. It’s clear Prince William and Kate are raising him well."
The source added that George is "well beyond his years" when it comes to his favorite hobby: drawing!
"He copies the art and photographs that are up in his Kensington Palace and Anmer Hall homes. He’ll spend hours painting and drawing and absolutely loves it," the source said. "Kate and William are astonished by how good he is and have framed some of his paintings and given them to [Queen Elizabeth] as gifts. His favorite thing to do is draw pictures of his family."
The future king has been stepping out in public more, recently accompanying his parents to soccer and rugby games.
Unlike William and Prince Harry, George is unlikely to go to a boarding school, though where he'll attend is still up in the air, as it's reported that the Cambridges are exploring a variety of options since they may be moving. Teddy Wolstenholme, editorial director of Talk Education claimed, "They’ve been doing their research on local schools for the last year."