Now Prince George is just over 2 weeks old, the question on everybody’s lips is ‘when will we see him next?’ Well, the short term answer to that is in the next few days, when the official photographs are released. The longer answer, however, may be a little more elaborate.
Prince George’s second official engagement (if you can count leaving hospital an engagement) will be his christening, which will most probably take place in late September or early October, shortly after The Queen and many members of the Royal Family return from their summer break. This is likely to be a private occasion, with most of the Royal Family attending.
Where Prince George is seen after that, at the moment remains a mystery. It is said he will attend the wedding of his parents’ good friends in Norfolk in October. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are also very likely to go on a tour of Australia and New Zealand in the next 6 months to a year, and as Prince William’s parents, Princess Diana and Prince Charles did before them, it is likely that they will take their son with them on this visit.
Throughout his first years, we can probably expect organised photo-calls – as Prince William had in his early life – as an agreement with the media to keep the family at arm’s length from any intrusion from the watching world. This will enable Prince George, to have a happy childhood, as his parents had.
As he grows up, it is likely that we will begin to see more and more of George as he begins to attend engagements with his mother and father, and even possibly his grandparents.
But, for now all we can do is wait.
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