Why would a nine year old obsessed with tractors be worth $3 billion? His seven godparents may be able to explain. Here’s the royal dirt on Prince George.
As the firstborn son of the Prince and Princess of Wales and the second in line to the throne, it makes sense that Prince George has been on royal tours from a very young age — nine months old, to be exact. George’s appearance on his first tour was exciting to royal enthusiasts, as he hadn’t been seen very frequently since his birth.
Several photographs of George were shared in Vanity Fair during the days of the tour, and it was clear that he simply delighted in behaving much as babies his age should. George was even introduced to a bilby while visiting the zoo in Sydney, Australia, prompting his mother to speculate that he was attempting to grab at the marsupial’s ear.
Since then, George has made several official royal appearances. He joined his parents and younger sister Princess Charlotte on a tour of Canada in 2016, which was followed by a visit to Poland and Germany in 2017. While several members of the royal family boast impressive net worths, Prince George has one that tops most of them: He’s estimated to be worth at least $3 billion.
That’s a significant sum for a person so young. Unlike the adult members of the royal family, George’s net worth is based on the value he brings to the economy of Britain and the United Kingdom.
As Reader’s Digest explains it, George and his siblings are each able to drive aspects of the economy all on their own. It seems that coming up with George’s net worth might also be based on an understanding of his impact on the economy of the world at large. As The Express noted: “The eldest Cambridge child’s net worth is a result of the global effect George has and will continue to have on the economy — particularly when it comes to fashion.”
The outlet goes on to note that George, like his siblings Charlotte and Louis, receives a lot of attention for the clothes he wears and how he carries himself, all of which contribute to his appeal to the public and his economic value. As the heir to the throne, Prince George has a lot of support around him. That support includes his immediate family as well as his extended relatives, and also includes the seven godparents who were named after he was born.
George’s godparents were named at his christening, and each one was given the expectation that they will help steer the young boy toward adulthood.
As reported by Hello! Magazine, the Prince and Princess of Wales broke with royal tradition and chose their friends as godparents instead of older relatives. They also broke royal tradition in another, rather meaningful way.
They held George’s christening at the Chapel Royal at St. James’s place instead of traditionally having it at the music room in Buckingham Palace, according to Hello! Magazine. The reason for this change is because Princess Diana was laid to rest in the same chapel.
Tradition or no tradition, little George didn’t seem to mind. If anything, it was a rather touching tribute to William’s late mother. In 2018, Prince William revealed that his then-five-year-old son Prince George had begun ballet classes and that the little boy was very happy about doing so.
While speaking to Junior, a break dancer and anti-bullying advocate, William explained that George’s passion for dance was particularly emotional and personal, revealing: “My mother always used to dance, she loved dancing. And if it’s something you love, you do what you love. Don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise. Keep at it.”
George was able to pursue ballet at his previous school, Thomas’s Battersea, which offers weekly 35-minute ballet lessons to pupils in year one. As People magazine noted, the class followed the Royal Academy of Dance Pre-Primary in Dance syllabus.
Not everyone was supportive of the fact that George was taking ballet lessons when the news came out. Good Morning America’s Lara Spencer came under fire after she laughed about the news and commented: “I have news for you Prince William, we’ll see how long that lasts.”
Spencer later apologized for her remark. In October 2018, the Princess of Wales opened up about an activity she and her kids love to do together: spider hunting! While visiting the Paddington Recreation Ground, Princess Catherine revealed that she, Prince George, and Princess Charlotte can spend “hours” looking for spiders together in their own garden.
If the activity sounds refreshingly low key and “normal,” that’s because the Princess of Wales has prioritized making sure her children experience a plethora of outings and activities that aren’t just related to being members of the royal family.
Catherine didn’t offer any additional details about what these spider hunts are like, but there have been numerous stories about other outings she has taken Prince George on. For example, she’s been fond of taking the kids back-to-school shopping, and has been spotted with the kids at the park — like any other family. “He’s a little monkey.” Like a lot of kids, Prince George has also gone through a period of being obsessed with farming equipment.
In 2019, Prince William revealed that George was infatuated with tractors. While being interviewed for the documentary “Prince Charles: Inside the Duchy of Cornwall”, William noted that his oldest son should have been part of the interview experience, admitting: “I should have brought George today; he would be absolutely loving this … He’s obsessed.”
Like his grandfather and father before him, Prince George is very concerned about climate change and its impact on the world we all live on.
In a 2021 interview with the BBC program “Newscast,” Prince William opened up about an experience George had while picking up litter with his school, revealing how the litter he picked up kept reappearing the next day on the same route.
Prince William touched on the how the experience impacted George, telling BBC: “I think that for him, he was trying to understand, how, where it came from. He couldn’t understand, he was like, ‘Well. We cleaned this.
Why is it not – why has it not gone away?” In the same interview, William also credited his father with speaking about climate change well before many people were willing to do so.
William admitted that it would be a “disaster” for him if nothing were to change within the time George grows up to be his age.