The 'very English' reason why Prince George wore shorts to meet his baby brother

Prince George wore a pair of tailored shorts when he met his baby brother on Monday. The 4-year-old is typically seen wearing short pants during public appearances —  and there’s a good reason for that.

A pair of trousers on a young boy is considered “middle class.” (Photo: Getty)

“It’s a very English thing to to dress a young boy in shorts,” royal expert William Hanson told Harper’s Bazaar.  “Trousers are for older boys and men, whereas shorts on young boys is one of those silent class markers.”

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“No self-respecting aristo or royal would want to be considered suburban — even the Duchess of Cambridge.” (Photo: Getty)

Apparently, a pair of trousers on a young boy is considered “middle class.”

“No self-respecting aristo or royal would want to be considered suburban — even the Duchess of Cambridge.”

Luckily, Prince George won’t have to wear shorts all his life, only until age 8 or 9, when he’ll
graduate to pants.

Princes William and Harry followed the same tradition, and George’s baby bother will likely
follow suit, too!

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