How tough times are for the British Crown. For many long months now, the royal family has continued to find itself at the heart of many controversies: the strained relations with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, the accusations of sexual assault against Prince Andrew … The files are piling up . So many reasons which led the writer Hilary Mantel to affirm that the British monarchy would be dying out little by little. Indeed, in an interview with The Times, the author estimates that royalty will no longer exist within two generations.
This is very bad news for Prince George who is third, in the order of succession to the throne, after his grandfather, Prince Charles and his father, Prince William. According to Hilary Mantel, the little boy just won’t be crowned: “It’s very difficult to understand the reasoning behind monarchy in the modern world, when people are just seen as celebrities,” the novelist said. She underlines all the same that Elizabeth II remains determined to fight for the survival of her family: “I think they do it as well as anybody could, take it as seriously as anybody”.
A child like the others?
But will these statements stop the royal education given to Prince George for all that? Indeed, since the death of Prince Philip, it is his son, Charles who plays the role of father. Thus, Prince William must discuss his future role with his son: “William’s goal as a father is to give his son ‘a normal family education’, in William’s words, allowing the monarchy ‘to remain relevant and follow modern times’ “, revealed Paris Match, last July. But Prince George remains for the moment a little boy of 8, who loves basketball and seeing his school friends!
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