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Since the birth of Prince George in 2013 and Princess Charlotte in 2015, William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, have set their mind on letting their children live a normal life, despite the whole world's attention on this pair of British royal siblings. What does the future have in store for this regally adorable duo? Click through to find out six possibilities.
For now, these two royal children are called HRH (His/Her Royal Highness) Prince George and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge. Their father Prince William is now the Duke of Cambridge, a title which was bestowed on him in 2011 after being extinct for nearly a century. As the title is inheritable, there is a big possibility that Prince George will become the Duke of Cambridge one day, and his future wife will be the Duchess of Cambridge. Also, when Prince Charles, their grandfather, becomes King of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms, George and Charlotte will be the Prince and Princess of Wales, and George himself will eventually inherit the throne.
It is also likely that Princess Charlotte will be granted the title of Princess Royal when her father becomes king, as the Princess Royal title is typically reserved for the eldest daughter of the reigning monarch. This title is for life and can only be held by one person at a time. Charlotte's great-aunt Anne is the current Princess Royal.
Prince George stands third in line to the throne of England, after his grandfather Prince Charles (1st), and his father Prince William (2nd). When Princess Charlotte was born, she became fourth in line, and in accordance with the Succession to the Crown Act of 2013, which states that royal female children now inherit on the same terms as their brothers, Princess Charlotte will always remain in that spot whether or not William and Kate have another son. This doesn't mean that Princess Anne (eldest daughter of Queen Elizabeth II) can overtake her younger brothers, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, in the line of success because the change in laws was not retroactive. But the new rules do grant Princess Charlotte the possibility of becoming Queen of England in her own right one day, particularly if her brother George doesn't have children of his own.
In an interview with BBC News, Prince William emphasized the family's dedication to give the children as normal a childhood as possible. "As far as we're concerned, within our family unit we are a normal family. I love my children the same way a father does, and I hope George loves me the same way a son does his father." That dedication will always be there until one day George and Charlotte will be expected to carry out the royal duties on behalf of the crown. "There will be a time and a place to bring George up and understand how he fits into the world, but right now, it's just a case of keeping a secure, stable environment around him and showing him as much love as I can as a father."
William and Kate have chosen a Montessori education by starting Prince George's preschool career at the Westacre Montessori School in Norfolk, England in January 2016. William also attended a Montessori school as a child. Named after Italian doctor and educator Maria Montessori, the Montessori method encourages creativity, mixed-age learning, and freedom of thought. According to People, the little Prince will attend the nursery school a few times a week.
As for Princess Charlotte, it's quite likely that she will also attend the Westacre Montessori school for her preschool education once she is ready, unless the family moves before then - William and Kate will possibly relocate in order to take up their new stations as the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall when Queen Elizabeth II passes the throne on to Prince Charles.
There is no doubt that Prince George and Princess Charlotte will grow up to be gorgeous adults, given the looks of their parents, and time will prove it.
No matter how hard William and Kate tried to shelter their kids from the paparazzi, Prince George and Princess Charlotte are still darlings of the media and the world at large. The term "royal baby effect" or the "Prince George effect" has come to describe the huge impact that royal children make in pop culture and to retail
Known for her classy style choices, Kate Middleton extends it to George and Charlotte's outfits. Clothing and other products used by the siblings fly off the shelves and dozens of knockoffs appear within days. The bathrobe in the picture that Prince George wore while meeting President Barack Obama, which cost approximately $50, sold out within minutes. Their influence on fashion and other popular trends will only intensify as they grow up.