There's a reason why Prince George is always wearing shorts
Published 05/10/2016 | 09:25
Prince George has been rocking a pair of adorable shorts every time we've seen him.
During the royal tour of Canada...
In his third birthday portrait...
For his first Christmas...
And while Kate Middleton and Prince William's decision to dress their children like it's the 1920s has been the subject of much debate, it turns out there's a reason for the styling.
British etiquette expert William Hansen explained the very simple reason for his adorable little shorts - it's a sign of his status.
"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," he told Cosmopolitan.
Similarly, his father and uncle Prince Harry were both often pictured in shorts as kids, sticking to tradition.
"The British upper set are always keen to hold on to tradition and this one also silently marks them out from 'the rest'," Hanson added.
“Although times are (slowly) changing, a pair of trousers on a young boy is considered quite middle class – quite suburban. And no self-respecting aristo or royal would want to be considered suburban. Even the Duchess of Cambridge."
We can expect George to be in shorts until he's eight.
At we'll always have this picture: