So THAT's why Kate always dresses Prince George in shorts! Etiquette expert reveals the Duchess of Cambridge doesn't want her son to be considered 'suburban'
- Prince George seems to exclusively wear shorts - and there's a reason
- Etiquette expert William Hanson says it's a silent class marker
- Claims Kate, 34, doesn't want to be seen as 'suburban'
With all eyes on them as they toured Canada, the Royal Family pulled out all the stops to ensure they looked picture perfect.
Often colour-coordinated, they were no doubt well aware that the photographs of their first official tour as a family-of-four would be remembered for years to come – and tried to dress fittingly for the special occasion.
And fashion fans were quick to notice that Prince George exclusively wore shorts - and it's certainly not the first time.
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It is rare to see Prince George wearing anything other than shorts and one etiquette expert says it's all because the Duchess of Cambridge doesn't want to be considered suburban
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This cheeky chappy is one infant we really cannot get enough of. With his knee-high socks, navy pullover and burgundy shorts--it's clear that Kate (with her impeccable sense of style) knows what suits her little prince.
Today he stepped out in a pair of navy lace-ups by UK based label: Start Rite. Which sadly, we can't purchase stateside but that doesn't mean we can't feel inspired to dress up our tiny tot in something similar.
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Indeed, the three-year-old is rarely seen in trousers and, according to an etiquette expert, there's a very interesting reason behind it.
Etiquette expert and MailOnline columnist, William Hanson, claims that shorts on young boys are, in fact, a silent British class marker and trousers are deemed 'suburban', which no self-respecting royal would want to be considered.
He explained: 'Not only does The Duchess of Cambridge have to worry about what she is wearing in public but she has to dress her own children and find a balance between royal tradition and heritage and more proletariat customs, such as the "suburban" habit of making young boys wear trousers.
'Although I don't really think that the sartorial rule of shorts for young boys would be a new one for Catherine. I would suspect that her own mother and mother's friends knew this - as more well-heeled middle class mothers do - and dressed their own boys accordingly.'
Etiquette expert William Hanson, claims that shorts on young boys are, in fact, a silent British class marker and trousers are deemed 'suburban', which no self-respecting royal like Kate, right with her son, would want to be considered
William says that the sartorial rule of shorts for young boys wouldn't be a new one for Catherine, believe that her own mother, Carole Middleton, and her friends would already know this
Whilst the children won over the world on their first royal tour, some social media users were quick to comment on their 'post-war' look – suggesting that little Prince George and Princess Charlotte were dressed 'for the 1950s' or a '19th century gothic novella'.
One Twitter user commented: 'Why are the royal children always dressed in such an old fashion style? Or do they only wear trainers and jeans when chilling at home?'
Another, named Jas, said: 'They royal kids look like they were dressed in the 1950s…'
Jackie Kane added: 'Why the hell are the royal offspring always dressed like something out of a 19th century gothic novella?'
Prince George sits for his official Christmas picture in a courtyard at Kensington Palace in late November of 2014 wearing blue shorts, left, and dons red versions at the Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham Estate for the Christening of Princess Charlotte in 2015
Princess Diana dresses her sons, Princes William and Harry, in shorts just like Kate dresses Prince George in his
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