"Yes, he has been protected from some of the realities about being third in line to the throne, but it is nearly as if he is hardwired to feel a sense of responsibility".
Now the future king is celebrating his sixth birthday by posing for official portraits taken by his mother, who has a passion for photography.More news: National Ice Cream Day deals in Bakersfield and Kern County
To celebrate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have released new images of their adorable son, who turns six today. George calls his 93-year-old grandmother "Gan Gan".
Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge sit in the Royal Box to watch the men's singles final match of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Sunday, July 14, 2019. For the first time, his birthday photos were taken by talented photographer Kate, rather than a professional photographer, and she has captured her first-born and his personality perfectly. The family of five reside at Anmer Hall, an estate in Norfolk.
They also divulged that the festivities are set to take place at Kensington Palace with all of George's school friends in attendance and of course his brother and sister - Charlotte, four, and Louis one.More news: Australian woman charged after allegedly decapitating mother in 'horrific' crime
"It's about as close as they can come to without going to total wilderness as they did on their honeymoon when they went to an island in the middle of nowhere", a royal source told The Sun.
The new school year will bring a few changes for George, with Thomas's asking Year 2 children to become more responsible, including recording their own homework in their diaries, so the "increasing independence allows for a smooth transition to the Prep School".
"With younger siblings Charlotte and Louis taking a lot of the attention at home, George is learning to be more independent".More news: Highlights: Pinot, Alaphilippe seal French one-two as Thomas loses ground
The Duke of Cambridge, 37, has also repeatedly described his firstborn in interviews as "a handful".