Prince George and Princess Charlotte marked a milestone over the Queen’s Jubilee weekend by officially starting their lives as senior royals.
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The siblings joined their mother and father, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, for a trip to Cardiff Castle in Wales on June 4.
The pop-up tour saw George, 8, and Charlotte, 7, meet members of the public on their first walk.
The outing was particularly significant for George, who will one day be invested as Prince of Wales when his father ascends the throne.
Preparing George for his royal destiny is a job that Prince William and Duchess Kate are starting to take very seriously now that they believe their eldest son is old enough to understand what this means.
“William and Kate have already spoken to George on [his] future roles, says a source. “George knows he has something special and that one day he will be the future King of England.”
The visit echoes William’s childhood experience, after he made his first official visit to the principality in 1991 when he was also 8 years old.
While Charlotte is famous “sassy” and George is notoriously shy, the young princess wasn’t there to distract her brother’s big moment.
“It’s evident in the way Charlotte looks at George that she loves him very much,
a source says new idea.
“Charlotte’s presence helps calm the prince’s nerves and eases the pressure – plus, she seems to love it!”
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