Tuesday 6 December 2016

There's a reason why Prince George is always wearing shorts

Published 05/10/2016 | 09:25

Prince George of Cambridge waves as he leaves from Victoria Harbour to board a sea-plane on the final day of their Royal Tour of Canada
Prince George of Cambridge waves as he leaves from Victoria Harbour to board a sea-plane on the final day of their Royal Tour of Canada
Prince George of Cambridge waves as he leaves from Victoria Harbour to board a sea-plane on the final day of their Royal Tour of Canada
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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte leave from Victoria Harbour to board a sea-plane on the final day of their Royal Tour of Canada
Prince George arrives with family to attend a ceremony to mark their departure at Victoria Harbour seaplane terminal in Victoria during the Royal Tour of Canada
Prince George onboard after a ceremony to mark the departure of the royal visit to Canada at Victoria Harbour seaplane terminal.
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte leave from Victoria Harbour to board a sea-plane on the final day of their Royal Tour of Canada
Prince George arrives with family to attend a ceremony to mark their departure at Victoria Harbour seaplane terminal in Victoria during the Royal Tour of Canada. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday October 1, 2016. Photo credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge at a children's party for Military families during the Royal Tour of Canada on September 29, 2016 in Victoria, Canada.
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George with his parents and sister arriving in Canada at the weekend. Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images
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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte wave as they leave from Victoria Harbour to board a sea-plane on the final day of their Royal Tour of Canada

Prince George has been rocking a pair of adorable shorts every time we've seen him.

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During the royal tour of Canada...

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In his third birthday portrait...

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For his first Christmas...

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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.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge at a children's party for Military families during the Royal Tour of Canada on September 29, 2016 in Victoria, Canada.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge at a children's party for Military families during the Royal Tour of Canada on September 29, 2016 in Victoria, Canada.

“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:

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