Surprising way Prince George was recently told he will one day become king

Prince George would not have been told he was the future king of Britain until he turned seven, a royal expert claims.

Royal biographer Robert Lacey says the eight-year-old's parents, Prince William and Kate Middleton crafted a plan to reveal to their eldest child what awaits him in the future.

The decision to fill George in on his line to the throne so early was to avoid him hearing it from someone else and getting confused, Lacey claims, the Mirror reports.

The author wrote in an updated version of his book 'Battle of Brothers' that: "William has not revealed to the world how and when he broke the big news to his son.

"Maybe one day George will tell us the story himself. But sometime around the boy’s seventh birthday in the summer of 2020 it is thought that his parents went into more detail about what the little prince’s life of future royal 'service and duty' would particularly involve."

Lacey continued that William and Kate wanted to sit George down at a "controlled moment of their choice" at the age of seven.

Their decision was said to link to "William’s unhappiness at the haphazard fashion in which the whole business of his royal destiny had buzzed around his head from the start."

However, before the day that he comes to the throne arrives George will be a senior royal whose duty will be to support individuals and charities from all walks of life in the UK, the Commonwealth and around the world.

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In terms of a formal education, Prince George will have lessons similar to those that his father and great-grandmother had.

During his school days at Eton College, young Prince William would walk up the hill and come for tea with the Queen at Windsor Castle and would be prepped for his future as king.

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Lacey explained: "There has always been a special closeness between William and the Queen, and she has taken a particular interest in him.

"When William became a teenager, she would have him at Windsor Castle and would open the state boxes and guide him through the papers. It was William's constitutional education."

The Queen on the other hand had different schooling. It is said that she had an "aptitude for learning", but has never taken an academic exam in her life. She was instead educated in weekly lessons in the rules of constitutional monarchy by the vice provost of Eton College, Henry Marten.

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