Whenever Prince George makes an appearance, the pictures are immediately shared around the globe – he must be the most recognizable three-year-old on the planet. But despite the number of pictures that you’ve undoubtedly cooed over, there might be one thing about his style that you’ve never noticed: he’s always wearing shorts.
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There’s a very specific reason for this; there’s a tradition among the upper class, aristocracy and royals to dress young boys in shorts – it’s often considered decidedly “suburban” not to do so.
“It’s a very English thing to dress a young boy in shorts,” explains the etiquette expert William Hanson. “Trousers are for older boys and men, whereas shorts on young boys is one of those silent class markers that we have in England. Although times are (slowly) changing, a pair of trousers on a young boy is considered quite middle class – quite suburban. And no self-respecting aristo or royal would want to be considered suburban. Even the Duchess of Cambridge.”
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