It looks like a tiny set of pants runs the royal household, at least where Duke William and Duchess Kate’s brood is concerned and it’s the youngest in the family — Princess Charlotte.
Elle UK recently reported that the Clay family became privy to a quip from Queen Elizabeth II at a royal engagement in Sandringham.
The Clays’ 10-year old daughter, Emily, was awarded by the Queen, a signed bible as part of a religious studies award at their primary school located in the Queen’s Norfolk estate.
The Queen then reportedly asked Emily whether she helped in “looking after” her younger sister Hadleigh, who was also in attendance at the school ceremony.
Emily’s mother Ellen then joked it was the other way around.
The Queen then quipped that it was much the same with Princess Charlotte, 2, and her big brother, Prince George, 4.
“She [the Queen]asked if Emily looked after Hadleigh and I said it was more the other way round,” proud mother Mrs. Clay said of her encounter with the monarch (via the Mail Online).
“She said it was like that with Princess Charlotte and Prince George.”
Emily’s father added that ‘The Queen was implying that Charlotte keeps an eye out for George rather than the other way around.
“It is often the case that a younger child is more confident. It is second child syndrome.”
Last year, the Duchess Kate of Cambridge has said that Charlotte, who also recently started her nursery school at London’s South Kensington, happily takes charge at home.
The Elle story also said that Samantha Burge – who met Kate at a war memorial unveiling in March last year – related their conversation to People: ‘She [Kate] said that Charlotte is growing up really fast. She is the one in charge.
“We have both got 2-year-olds and they are ruling the roost. It was a bit of a mummy chat. [She said] they are both becoming really good friends, George and Charlotte.”
Looks like Princess Charlotte is putting practice in early, as she will soon play big sister to the Duke and Duchess’ third bundle of joy, who is due to arrive this April.