Prince George has really only ever been seen wearing shorts, have you ever wondered why that is?
We definitley have. Don't worry, friends, the mystery has been solved.
Rare has finally revealed the reasons why Prince George is always dressed in shorts!
Etiquette expert, William Hanson, has the details saying shorts have been a "silent British marker" and status symbol among Britain's royals. Long pants have long been considered to be "suburban" and the Royal family is clearly not such.
Now, Kate and William don't seem to be as interested in making sure people know they aren't you're average suburbanites as much as they want to keep with family tradition. Princess Diana dressed both of her little princes in shorts until they were 8, then they began wearing trousers in public.
“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.“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.”
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to share four new photographs of Prince George to mark his third birthday. They were taken by photographer Matt Porteous at their home in Norfolk in mid-July. A spokesman for Kensington Palace said: "The Duke and Duchess hope that people will enjoy seeing these new photographs. They would like to thank everyone for all the lovely messages they have received as Prince George celebrates his third birthday."
“Not only does The Duchess of Cambridge have to worry about what she is wearing in public but she has to dress her own children and find a balance between royal tradition and heritage and more proletariat customs, such as the “suburban” habit of making young boys wear trousers. Although I don’t really think that the sartorial rule of shorts for young boys would be a new one for Catherine. I would suspect that her own mother and mother’s friends knew this – as more well-heeled middle class mothers do – and dressed their own boys accordingly.” Hanson said.