8 Facts About Royal Children Proving That the Throne Is More Than Just Privileges

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From the outside, the lives of kings seem easy and carefree. But princes and princesses from 28 kingdoms follow age-old traditions from the very first days of life. Their days are packed with things to do and they’re always on a tight schedule. However, there are a lot of interesting things on the long list of rules and requirements. In this article, we will tell you what kindergarten the future Queen of Spain was sent to, what car Paul McCartney presented to Prince George, and why the heir of the Swedish throne is presented with Russulas.

We at Bright Side decided to tell you how the lives of monarchs are different from the lives of the common people.

1. The birth of a blue blood baby

8 Facts About Royal Children Proving That the Throne Is More Than Just Privileges

The Duke of Cambridge is quite old-fashioned and he always picks his wife up from the maternity ward himself. Babies are usually delivered by a team of doctors that must sign a non-disclosure agreement. And even though Kate was seriously considering giving birth at home, their second son was born at St Mary’s Hospital. Before 1948, kings and queens were not allowed to see the newborn babies and today, Prince William can be with his wife to give her his support during labor.

8 Facts About Royal Children Proving That the Throne Is More Than Just Privileges

The godparents of the young Prince Simeon, the son of the King of Bulgaria who was named after his grandfather, are the King of Morocco Mohammed VI and Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark.

2. How the royal heirs get their names

8 Facts About Royal Children Proving That the Throne Is More Than Just Privileges

8 Facts About Royal Children Proving That the Throne Is More Than Just Privileges

The name of the third great-grandson of the Queen was announced 2 days after he was born. This time, the most likely names were Arthur and James, but Prince William once said that he would have liked to name his son Jack. The end result was Louis, which means “famous in battle” or “famous warrior.”

3. Gifts to princes and princesses

8 Facts About Royal Children Proving That the Throne Is More Than Just Privileges

Of course, royal children receive most of the gifts on their birthdays. The Bulgarian heir blew a tiny candle on a giant cake at the age of one, and Princess Charlotte was congratulated by 64 countries: she got a blanket from Australia made of the wool of the Tasmanian merino, a set of silk statues from China, and a 1937-poster of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs that cost $200,000.

8 Facts About Royal Children Proving That the Throne Is More Than Just Privileges

4. How royal children are dressed

8 Facts About Royal Children Proving That the Throne Is More Than Just Privileges

8 Facts About Royal Children Proving That the Throne Is More Than Just Privileges

Knowing that many parents will try to buy the clothes that her children wear, Kate often chooses the clothes that most British people can afford. But that’s not always the case when it comes to how royal children dress. The grandchild of the Emperor of Japan, Prince Hisahito of Akishino, often has to wear special traditional costumes for ceremonies and initiations.

5. What games and toys they prefer

8 Facts About Royal Children Proving That the Throne Is More Than Just Privileges

There is one strict rule in the family of the British Royal family — no tablets.

8 Facts About Royal Children Proving That the Throne Is More Than Just Privileges

By the way, there have always been a lot of “classic” toys in the royal family, but they were kept in the collection of Elizabeth II. However, after her grandson was born, the grandmother decided to let him play with this “treasure” — her personal dolls, the car of Prince Charles, and the baby carriage of Princess Margaret. Before, nobody was allowed to touch them.

8 Facts About Royal Children Proving That the Throne Is More Than Just Privileges

6. A new way of upbringing the kings

8 Facts About Royal Children Proving That the Throne Is More Than Just Privileges

Recently, George started school and Charlotte started going to a kindergarten near the Kensington Palace where, aside from games and everything else, she also has poetry and pottery classes. She also has a little kitchen in the big kitchen where her mom loves to cook. When the children throw food at each other, they are reminded that they have to help the cleaning staff. And if they are being naughty, Kate sings songs and makes faces. The kids realize how silly they look and laugh.

8 Facts About Royal Children Proving That the Throne Is More Than Just Privileges

Royal families spend a lot of time together which plays a huge role in strenghening their relationships. Children read, go to exhibitions and theaters, and have etiquette classes, but they can also have fun at home. They are taught to respect the work of other people, and that’s why they sort their toys, make their beds themselves, and they help with chores. The Swedish Princess Estel helps her mother and father bake cakes for Christmas.

8 Facts About Royal Children Proving That the Throne Is More Than Just Privileges

In Norway, royalty follows strict rules from a very young age. That’s why at the age of 6, Princess Ingrid gave her first public speech, and at the age of 12, she was entrusted with the declaration of the opening of the Youth Winter Olympic Games in 2016.

7. The future heirs in different countries

8 Facts About Royal Children Proving That the Throne Is More Than Just PrivilegesThe right of succession is an important topic. So, Prince Jaques is the heir to the throne in Monaco, even though Princess Gabriella was born earlier. And the heirs in Denmark take the fourth and the fifth places. Prince Vincent’s position is higher than that of his sisters only because he was born 26 minutes earlier.

In Japan, girls can’t be heirs, which is why among the grandchildren of Emperor Akihito, the youngest one is the heir — 12-year-old Prince Hisahito. In Spain, Queens are loved. The young Leonor, Princess of Asturias, started her path in the kindergarten of the Spanish Royal Guard. Norway’s Princess Ingrid is the heir to the throne after her grandfather and her father, and the Princess of Belgium, Elizabeth, can’t fly on the same plane as her father because she is the heir to the throne.

8 Facts About Royal Children Proving That the Throne Is More Than Just Privileges

The Prince of Jordan, Hashem bin Abdullah, is not only the first heir but he was also born on the same day as his father and they blow out candles on their cakes together every year. Prince George is the third on the list of heirs and after the changes that were made in the law of succession in 2013, boys no longer have an advantage over girls, so Princess Charlotte is now higher on the list of heirs than her brother.

By the way, the grandson of the English Queen has recently said that he was interested in the police. He even asked for a police car for Christmas. Of course, we shouldn’t worry that Prince George will prefer being a policeman over being a king, but we can definitely hope that he will support the police in the future.

8. Royal duties from a very young age

8 Facts About Royal Children Proving That the Throne Is More Than Just Privileges

And George with Charlotte got lucky — thanks to their young parents, they handled their first difficulties well during their first visits to Poland, Germany, and Canada.

8 Facts About Royal Children Proving That the Throne Is More Than Just Privileges

Which details from the lives of young princes and princesses did you find the most interesting? Tell us in the comment section below!

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