Why does Prince George always wear shorts? Kate Middleton's son looks adorable in his cropped trousers to meet new baby brother alongside Prince William and sister Princess Charlotte

Posted on Apr 26 2018 - 8:22am by admin

Princess Charlotte waves at the media as she is led in with her brother Prince George of Cambridge by their father Britain's Prince WilliamPrince George wears his school uniform to meet his baby brother [Getty]

Prince George has melted hearts once again as he held hands with his father Prince William, and sister Princess Charlotte as they visited their new baby brother at the Lindo Wing in St Mary’s Hospital, shortly after Kate Middleton gave birth to her third child.

George attended in his school uniform fresh from a day of learning, which featured a pair of smart navy shorts. 

And while Kate Middleton’s first son is always dressed incredibly cute and smart, it would seem he is almost always wearing shorts, uniform or not.

Why? Well it turns out there’s a very specific reason Prince William and his wife keep their eldest in that adorable wardrobe item. And it’s all to do with class.

Prince George wears a navy blue pair of shorts with a black belt [Wenn]

Talking to Cosmopolitan.co.uk, etiquette expert William Hanson said: “Trousers are for older boys and men, whereas shorts on young boys is one of those silent class markers that we have in England. 

“Although times are (slowly) changing, a pair of trousers on a young boy is considered quite middle class – quite suburban. And no self-respecting aristocrat or royal would want to be considered suburban.”

And it seems the tradition has been happening for years as many photos of the royals, including William and Prince Harry, show the young boys mainly in shorts too.

William believes it’s around the age of eight when boys can make the jump from shorts to trousers, again to do with an age-old tradition of “breeching”.

File Photo*** A young Prince William on his first day at nusery school. London, England - 24.09.85 , Featuring: ***File Photo*** Where: London, United Kingdom When: 31 Oct 2010 Credit: WENN **Not available for publication in France**Prince William was no exception to the rule when he was a child [Wenn]

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 09: Prince Harry At The Portland Hospital To Visit His Aunt (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)A little Prince Harry in his shorts when out with mum, Princess Diana [Getty]

It’s also suspected that the likes of Kate and William and other modern royal family members dress their sons in shorts now because of tradition more than the class issue.

And this is not the first time Prince George’s traditional style has been raising issues as Princess Charlotte’s brother has become a bit of an icon.

Whenever George is out in public, much like the Duchess of Cambridge herself, many parents run out to buy their children the exact same outfit, often causing chaos for many small online shops.

Even Sam Faiers is trying to create the same sense of style for her baby boy Paul.

Kate Middleton, Prince Williams, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, Canada royal tourPrincess Charlotte is following in the fashionable footsteps of her family [PA]

The same problem is on the rise for two-year-old Charlotte too, who also caused a shopping storm after making her public appearance at a garden party in Canada.

Despite the toddler being the centre of attention due to her love of balloons, rabbits and dogs, it was her dress that had mums up and down the country in a frenzy.

The blue and coral number with a big bow on the back looked so cute on the tiny royal, and after seeing it’s affordable price tag everyone wanted it.

The classic handsmocked dress from The Pepa And Company, £74, sold out almost immediately after Princess Charlotte’s appearance.

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