‘You better watch out’: Prince George flexes Royal status in playground row

Sep 29, 2022
Prince George's cheeky playground taunt. Source: Getty

Prince George has allegedly put his fellow classmates in their place with the delivery of a harsh warning where he used his father’s Royal status to settle a playground row.

Royal correspondent Katie Nicholl reported in her book The New Royals that the nine-year-old Prince responded to other students’ teasing by stating, “my dad will be king so you better watch out.”

According to Nicholl, George’s cheeky playground antics happened while he was attending his former school, Thomas’s Battersea.

“George understands he will one day be king and as a little boy sparred with friends at school, outdoing his peers with the killer line ‘My dad will be king so you better watch out’,” Nicholl wrote in an excerpt from the book.

Despite the young Royal’s brash comments, Nicholl writes that the Prince and Princess of Wales, William and Kate, strive to raise their three children without the burden of Royalty, aiming to give them as normal a childhood as they can.

“They are raising their children, particularly Prince George, with an awareness of who he is and the role he will inherit, but they are keen not to weigh them down with a sense of duty,” she wrote.

George now attends the prestigious Lambrook School in Berkshire, west London with his siblings, Princess Charlotte, seven, and Prince Louis, four.

According to Town and Country, the change of school comes after the family relocated from their central London home to Adelaide Cottage in Windsor after the Duke and Duchess expressed their desire to give their kids a “normal” life.

On September 8, William and Kate took the children to visit the new school to help get them settled, with Kensington Palace releasing adorable photos of the family walking into the elite school together.

“Ahead of their first day at Lambrook School, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, accompanied by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, today attended a settling in afternoon for new pupils at the school,” Kensington Palace said in a statement at the time.

“The settling in afternoon is an annual event held to welcome new starters and their families to Lambrook and takes place the day before the start of the new school term.”

Lambrook School headmaster Jonathan Perry said the school was ecstatic to have the Royal children in attendance.

“We are delighted that Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis will be joining us this coming September and very much look forward to welcoming the family, as well as all of our new pupils, to our school community,” Perry said.



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