Prince George is allegedly already using the throne to settle playground arguments. Despite being just nine years old, the little royal seems to be well aware of his position as the country’s future monarch. His dad, Prince William, is next in line following the death of the Queen and the accession of his dad, the former Prince of Wales, King Charles III. And George has reportedly been throwing his weight around with his peers at Lambrook School, in Berkshire.
According to royal expert and author Katie Nicholl, the heir recently told one fellow pupil where to go. Writing in her new book, The New Royals, she says: “[William and Kate] are raising their children, particularly Prince George, with an awareness of who he is and the role he will inherit, but they are keen not to weigh them down with a sense of duty.
“George understands he will one day be king and as a little boy sparred with friends at school, outdoing his peers with the killer line: ‘My dad will be king so you better watch out’.” What a cheeky little chappy, eh? Though he does have a point. LADbible has contacted representatives for the Royal Family for a comment. This comes after the Bank of England revealed when images of King Charles’ face will appear on banknotes and coins. Following the Queen’s death, there is bound to be a period of uncertainty, particularly as many of us have only ever known Elizabeth II as the country’s monarch. And, as you might expect, the new king’s portrait will eventually appear on existing designs of all four banknotes (£5, £10, £20 and £50).
Though the updated bank notes with King Charles’ image will be revealed by the end of the year, the currency won’t actually be in circulation until mid-2024. It’s expected that coins and banknotes featuring King Charles III and Queen Elizabeth II will co-circulate, in attempts to minimise the environmental and financial impact of the change.
The current polymer series will remain present with no additional changes to the actual design, the Bank of England said. Anne Jessopp, chief executive officer at the Royal Mint, said: “The first coins bearing the effigy of His Majesty King Charles III will enter circulation in line with demand from banks and post offices. “This means the coinage of King Charles III and Queen Elizabeth II will co-circulate in the UK for many years to come.”
The Royal Mail also confirmed the King’s image will replace the Queen’s on new 1st and 2nd Class stamps, but they also looked to consider the environment when deciding on the timeline for the update. The Royal Mail said: “In line with guidance from the Royal Household, to minimise the environmental and financial impact of the change of monarch, existing stocks of definitive stamps that feature the late Queen and the special stamps which use her silhouette, will be distributed and issued as planned. “The launch dates of some of the special stamps may change. New stamps featuring King Charles will enter circulation once current stocks of stamps are exhausted.”