In public appearances and in photos, Prince William is nearly always seen holding Prince George’s hand while Kate is usually seen with Princess Charlotte and it is believed there might be a reason for that.
Relationship expert Jasmine Peters has a theory that it’s all part of preparing George for his role as future king.
She told The Daily Mail: “Fathers are typically responsible for the disciplinary actions, redirection, protection, and provision of the family.
“It is not uncommon to see a father with his son to set the foundation of what his role and responsibilities will be in life with a family. It is often believed that it takes a man to raise a boy to be a man. If you look at the pictures it clearly reflects this common belief.”
Two royal commentators who spoke to Business Insider confirmed the theory makes sense.
Robert Job son, a royal expert and author behind the No.1 bestseller “Diana: Closely Guarded Secret,” agreed this might be true.
He said: “Every parent raises their child in his or her way. It usually comes down to the relationship between the individual child and parent as to who takes the lead in a particular relationship. But in William and George’s case it may be different.
“William, after all, is the only person — apart from the Queen and Prince Charles — on the planet who knows what it’s like to be the direct heir in line to the British throne and only he knows what is expected of him.
“Therefore, perhaps it makes sense he takes the lead in that particular relationship when in public.”
William Hanson, a British manners and etiquette coach who often comments on royal protocol, told Business Insider: “Whether the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have knowingly chosen to look after their children in public in this way is unknown, but it is certainly a nice, subtle nod to the lineage and line of succession that is key to the British royal family.”
All past photos of the family of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shows the same pattern of Prince William guiding their son while Kate guides their daughter. Even when George started on his first day of op-ed prep school back in September, William was the one who took him to school.