It might be a while before Prince George takes the throne, but his parents, Kate Middleton and Prince William, are protecting their eldest son from any negative comments made by the public.
“The Cambridges feel it’s necessary to shield George, Charlotte and Louis from the spotlight and have become cautious about the appearances [they] make,” the insider added. “Kate and William are being more selective about the events he attends.”
There was even speculation that the pair wouldn't release an annual birthday photo because of the unkind words.
"With George, he got quite a lot of social media attention," royal expert Robert Jobson said. "Some were critical about him wearing a shirt and tie like his dad, which I thought was very harsh."
"He has been very popular, but I think they are going to try and keep him out of the limelight a little bit," he explained. "They are very conscious of that."
However, the mom-of-three and her hubby decided to post an adorable snapshot of their son, as they want to give him a normal childhood.
“He’s not called Prince George at school and is simply known as George,” the source revealed. “He mixes with children his own age. Kate and William don’t shower him with expensive gifts nor do they over spoil him. Despite his future role, they don’t want him to grow up too quickly. He engages [in] activities similar to any other 8-year-old — playing board games, horse-riding lessons, swimming, baking with his brother and sister, playing football and he can’t wait to start rugby too!”