Why is Prince George always wearing shorts?
Those faithful followers of British royalty should already know the secret and if not, today is the day. Being a member of the royal family carries rules and age does not matter. Each and every one has to comply with the rules implanted by the queen or her predecessors and breaking them will have consequences. What does this have to do with the prince's shorts? Based on the protocol, children under 7 years cannot wear a pair of long pants if they belong to the upper class. Although it may seem somewhat archaic, it is still that way and this is the real reason why Prince George will not be seen with another outfit until he is a little bit older than the current age.
1. There is always the exception that confirms the rule and this uniform was one. William Hanson, the etiquette expert explained: "It's a very English thing to dress a young boy in shorts, 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. And no self-respecting aristo or royal would want to be considered suburban. Even the Duchess of Cambridge."
2. Although it seems that Prince George is not very interested in this protocol. Hanson continued: "The usual custom is that a boy graduates to trousers around eight years old. This is, historically, perhaps due to the practice of 'breeching', which dates back to the sixteenth century. A newborn boy would be dressed in a gown for their first year or two (these gowns have survived as the modern Christening robe) and then he was 'breeched' and wore articles of clothing that more resembled shorts or trousers than dresses."
3. He will have to continue for about 3 more years. He then mentioned: "The modern habit of upper class families choosing to dress their boys in shorts will deliberately hark back to a bygone age. The British upper set are always keen to hold on to tradition, and this one also silently marks them out from 'the rest'."
Wonder what the tiny little kid feeling like wearing short everywhere no matter how hot or cold the temperature is!
4. Wearing long trousers formerly cataloged the children of the middle class.
There are so many things about so many things that you need to follow and go along with when you are a member of a royal family that some might just frustrate you in the very first week! Pretty sure, that is why Meghan had that urgent trip away to take her mind off all the things that she needs to follow! Not saying this is a legit piece of information though! One of the rules that they need to follow is going nude! Not nude, not! Let me explain!
5. Currently there are families that continue to maintain this tradition.
Essie website mentioned that "Queen’s hairdresser sent the brand a letter requesting a bottle of the polish as it is ‘the only colour Her Majesty would wear.’" However, this is not the case all the time since Kate Middleton was seen rocking a dark red color on her toes. This about not being able to use all those beautiful nail polish colors you have and let them just sit there only to use the nude one!? Not even a shade here or there!? Nah!
6. The pajama is the other exception. After one of the most adorable pictures you see down below, Michelle Obama tweeted: "Barack and I are thrilled to congratulate The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their newest arrival! We hope to meet him soon for a Kensington Palace pajama party. I’ll wear my robe!" Barack Obama himself, commented: "Last week Prince George showed up to our meeting in his bath robe. That was a slap in the face. A clear breach of protocol."
7. In the past, the social class of a family could be classified by children's clothing. William Hanson said: "Not only does The Duchess of Cambridge have to worry about dressing herself but she has to dress her own children appropriately. She has to find a balance between royal tradition, heritage and more proletariat customs, such as the ‘suburban’ habit of making young boys wear trousers."
8. Many oppose the idea for their children being cold.
Ingrid Seward, editor in Chief of Majesty, says: "Boys wear short trousers until they are 8. It is very English. It is considered very suburban for a little boy to be in long trousers when he is just a little boy. Prince William didn’t wear long trousers until he went to school at Ludgrove at the age of 8 or 9."
Well, it seems like they would rather feel cold than to show a little bit older than their actual age! OK!
9. Others refuse socks with tassels.
There are even roles about the shoes they are supposed to be wearing! Stuart Parvin, designer, said: "The shoes have to be immediately comfortable … she does get someone to wear them. The Queen can never say, ‘I’m uncomfortable, I can’t walk any more.'"
Seems like the socks of the family come from a company called Corgi Socks. They have been supplying the socks for quite a while right now!
10. Now they are looking to break the class society.
It is interesting to know that so of the clothing items that are considered as the dressing code of the royal family are more than just clothing articles! Some of these act as a savior and help the members get out of some of the awkward moments. Queen herself uses her clutch to send a sign that she wants to leave the place. Princess Diana even used her clutch in order to cover her cleavage!
11. On the other hand, George will be the king and that is something that forces him to obey this rule. According to Daily Mail: "Palace sources have indicated that the Queen has told her inner circle that, if she is still on the throne at the age of 95, she will ask for a piece of legislation called the Regency Act to come into force — granting her eldest son full power to reign even while she still lives."
12. His father and uncle followed the same standards as he now and his brother Prince Louis will in the future. Gill Knappett said: "Prince William does not wish to take the throne early. Although like his father, William will be destined to have a far shorter reign than his grandmother, he has said he has no desire to ‘climb the ladder of kingship’ before his time. Without a doubt, when the time comes our new King will serve with a strength of character that will continue to see our Royal Family the envy of the world. When that will be is for God alone to know."
13. Your grandparents seem to be happy.
"The Queen has never favored abdication; as a young girl, she experienced the life-changing effect on her immediate family when in 1936 her uncle, King Edward VIII, gave up his sovereignty to marry divorcee Wallis Simpson. Her fundamental sense of duty and the pledge she made on her 21st birthday when in a broadcast to the Commonwealth and Empire, she said: ‘I declare before you all that my whole life whether it be long or short shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.’"
14. Being a member of the royal family is not an easy task for children.
Anne Green said: "William and Kate have a tremendous opportunity to model their choice of having a smaller family. By doing so, they set an example as to what has the most potential for mitigating climate change and its impacts, including severe flooding, deadlier heat waves, increase in diseases, and wildlife extinctions. Moreover, given the vast economic inequalities in the world today, the couple also has the opportunity to model a simple principle: That every child deserves as fair start in life."
15. Although Prince George smiles at everyone and ends up doing what he wants.
"We know that Prince George and Princess Charlotte are certain to have wonderful lives, protected from the deprivations of poverty and the threat of environmental degradation. They will receive optimal amounts of care and attention, as well as the best possible education. But the same can’t be said of every future child."