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World Europe 23 Jul 2016 Prince George: Young ...

Prince George: Young and powerful

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Published Jul 23, 2016, 4:37 am IST
Updated Jul 23, 2016, 4:37 am IST
UK’s three-year-old will be able to appoint knights if he becomes king.
Prince George with the family dog Lupo. (Photo: AFP)
 Prince George with the family dog Lupo. (Photo: AFP)

London: Britain’s Prince George on Friday celebrated his third birthday. George Alexander Louis, third in line to Britain’s throne and officially known as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge, may be only three but he has already experienced more privileges than 99 per cent of his subjects will ever do in their lifetime.

Prince George lives a life that is worlds apart from the average toddler While most babies are born to the sound of hospital staff urging mothers to push, Prince George was born to the sound of a 41-gun salute from soldiers hoisted on horses, the Independent said.

 

The royal tot, who seems to already have mastered the royal wave, is not your average three-year-old. He roams the Queen’s 770-odd-room palace and is exempt from the Freedom of Information act. And this is not all.

The prince ranked at number 10 in the Tatler’s list of “People Who Really Matter”.
Prince George also enjoys several “astounding and bizarre privileges and powers”, the Independent reports. He lives in Anmer Hall, an 18th-century mansion which was given to his parents by the Queen as a wedding gift.

The mansion has a swimming pool and a private tennis court. Of, course, the 775-roomed Buckingham Palace is always open for the young prince in case he gets bored of his Norfolk home.

A specially-minted commemorative £5 coin was brought out in his honour as soon as he was born. It is now priced anywhere between £13 and £50,000. While most toddlers would be happy with a plastic house for their birthday, Prince George received a real £18,000 cottage on wheels for his second birthday. The luxury outhouse is situated on the edge of the Prince of Wales’s wildflower meadow at Highgrove.  

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