Prince George may actually have a choice in whether he becomes king, claims a new report.
Leading child psychologist Emma Kenney, told Yahoo’s The Royal Box series that despite tradition dictating succession rules, Prince George may be able to decide whether royal life is the right move for him thanks to his progressive parents.
“I think [William and Kate] are the kind of parents that will say, ‘If this isn’t for you, then there’s a choice.’ And I genuinely believe that,” Emma revealed.
“I’m sure he will go down the traditional route [and become king] but I do think they would never take away his autonomy.
“There has been a whole generation within the royals at this age, the younger generation, that’s born of autonomy and choice. And whilst some accept it, I don’t think that necessarily will be the case forever. I think tradition has changed.”
Royal historian Kate Williams says we may see a completely different career paths for the younger royals.
“We might see George becoming a doctor and training as a junior doctor and then, when he’s 40 or so, moving to become the heir-in-waiting,” she says.
“We know how much Prince William loved doing his job as a search and rescue pilot and Prince Harry loved being in the army – unfortunately he was exposed by the Australian magazine and had to come back from the theatre of war, which he is always devastated about.”