sJust a few weeks ago, royal watchers were struck by the difference in Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s personalities when the two appeared with Prince William and Duchess Kate at their inaugural King’s Cup regatta.
This culminated in a very cheeky moment when Charlotte stuck her tongue out at grandpa Michael Middleton while the family was heading to the prize-giving stage, where Bear Grylls was presented with the trophy and Kate was given a giant wooden spoon for coming in last! Contrast that with George, who looked at the crowd, turned around and went down the flight of stairs to the stage.
Of course, George is no stranger to being a goofball himself, but overall, he’s much quieter than his sister, an insider recently told People.
“George is more reserved, and Charlotte is more outgoing,” the source said. “Maybe it’s because he’s the heir and one day he might be King.”
Royal watchers have had plenty of opportunities to see the siblings’ dynamic in action. While visiting Kate’s Back to Nature garden at the Chelsea Flower Show in May, video footage showed William asking Charlotte, “Can you help George?”
“No,” the gregarious and spirited princess replied, skipping away.
Later, she was seen running by yelling at her brother, “George! Quicker, George!”
The Queen herself has even remarked on their difference in personalities once. Last year, the mother of a girl visiting Sandringham told Her Majesty the girl’s younger sister looks after her.
“It’s like that with Charlotte and George,” the Queen replied.
If you’re thinking this difference in personalities sounds familiar, you’re right.
“It’s the same difference between William and Harry,” the insider told People. “Harry is much more laid-back and William is the most serious one because he will be King one day.”
Their relationship might change a bit when Charlotte starts school at Thomas’s Battersea in September. Charlotte may find her own friends, or she may bond even more tightly with her brother. She’s reportedly “so excited” and “can’t wait” to be with her big brother at “big school,” the insider told the publication.
“George and Charlotte seem very happy playing together,” a source told Express last week. “In their public appearances, they seem the happiest of siblings. When Charlotte joins George at school in September, they are likely to be even closer.”
On George’s first day at Thomas’s Battersea nearly two years ago, royal watchers were thrilled to see him arrive at the school in his uniform, holding his dad’s hand. The palace also released official portraits of George on his big day, as the family did when Charlotte started nursery school, so we’ll also likely have that to look forward to when Charlotte starts her academic life!