Prince George has apparently learned all about Christmas, and is so excited for the holiday that he’ll give Prince William no rest! The proud papa told British magazine Big Issue that Prince George will be “bouncing around like a rabbit” on Christmas Eve now that he’s figured out what the holiday is about, reports People.
“I think George will be extremely bouncy this year because he’s suddenly worked out what Christmas is all about,” William confessed to interviewer Sophia Kichou. “If I get any sleep on Christmas Eve it’ll be good.”
This Christmas also marks Princess Charlotte’s first holiday, “So that will be two children, one who suddenly appreciates Christmas, which could be quite challenging,” Prince William quipped. “But I’m looking forward to it.”
On many occasions, Prince William has spoken fondly of George, who is known to be quite rambunctious, so fans aren’t surprised the little boy is so excited about the holiday.
In a June, 2015, Good Housekeeping article, veteran royals photographer Mark Stewart mentioned George kept mother Kate Middleton on her toes as Prince William played in a polo match. “George seemed to be a handful — a live wire,” Stewart revealed, explaining that Middleton “was running after him and making sure he was interacting with the other children.”
It’s well-known that Kate and William want Prince George and Princess Charlotte to have normal upbringings, and Kate made sure the little boy interacted and played with other children. Stewart highlighted that Kate “wasn’t being precious with [Prince George] — she wanted him to have a good old rough-and-tumble” with the other children.
The Duchess seems to run after George a lot, who like any other child, loves to play. A source who spent time with Kate over the summer revealed to People that Prince George is “running around constantly,” and “George doesn’t let her have a minute to herself,” reports Good Housekeeping.
As for Christmas, William told Big Issue magazine that the royal family will be at their country home, Anmer Hall, in Norfolk, for the big day. Along with George and Charlotte, William and Kate will “go to church as a family on Christmas Day, as we always do. Then we’ll watch George try to tackle his presents as he tries to unwrap them.”
The prince mentioned that now that he has a family, Christmas has a different meaning. “It’s a very different experience at Christmas, having a family of your own,” William confessed, according to People.
“It’d be nice if we got a white Christmas because we haven’t had one in many years,” Prince William admitted to the magazine.
The article in Big Issue is an important one for Prince William, as it fulfills a promise to interviewer Sophia Kichou, who William first met years ago. At the time, Kichou was homeless, and living in a Centrepoint hostel, a charity important to William.
At the time, Kichou told Prince William she wanted to be a journalist, and the royal promised she could interview him in the future. In the Big Issue article, William kept his promise, and the budding journalist was invited to Kensington Palace to chat with Prince William about youth homelessness, careers, and Christmas, according to the Centerpoint website.
Speaking of the Centrepoint hostel, William recalled he first became interested in the organization because his mother, Princess Diana, was a patron. “I think it goes back to when my mother first took the role when I was a small boy,” reports People.
William admitted that he “was very struck by the people I met and what they were struggling with – sleeping rough, sofa surfing, not having basic comforts a lot of us take for granted,” explaining that it “really struck me at a young age, bearing in mind the gulf for me growing up in a palace and seeing the other end of the spectrum. That was powerful to see at a young age.”
Prince William had some final thoughts on homelessness, calling it “ridiculous” with all the “advancements and privileges we have” in Western society.
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