Fans go wild over Prince George’s FIRST public appearance in trousers at the royal wedding – but an etiquette expert insists the look is ‘too suburban’ for the future King
- Fans took to Twitter to point out Prince George wore trousers for first time
- Seen at Harry and Meghan’s wedding on Saturday in military-inspired uniform
- Expert explained dressing boys under 7 in trousers is considered ‘middle class’
Amid the flurry of excitement over Meghan Markle’s stunning Givenchy wedding dress on Saturday, eagle-eyed fans noticed an interesting fact about Prince George’s attire.
Viewers took to Twitter to point out that the four-year-old royal was wearing trousers for the first time, noting that the four-year-old Prince is always seen in shorts.
George wore a custom-made uniform by Saville Row tailors Dege & Skinner, a miniature version of that worn by father Prince William and uncle Prince Harry, inspired by their former regiment Blues and Royals.
But according to etiquette expert William Hanson, we shouldn’t expect to see the young royal in long trousers again anytime as they are considered too ‘middle class and suburban’ for the elite.
‘This was the first time that we have seen Prince George in trousers but I suspect we won’t see him in trousers again for a few years yet,’ he explained.
‘Among the aristocracy and upper middle classes in Britain, young boys are almost always dress – by their mothers – in shorts until roughly the age of seven,’ he explained.
‘Trousers on young boys is considered a tad ‘suburban and middle class’.
Viewers took to Twitter to point out that Prince George was wearing trousers for the first time at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding, noting the little boy is always seen in shorts
The etiquette expert said it was understandable that George wore long trousers for the wedding, but it’s not to his personal taste.
‘The third in line to the throne’s outfit was a ‘junior’ version of the frock coat uniforms of the groom and Prince William, so naturally the page boys were in long trousers with the band of red braid down each leg,’ he said.
‘Personally, for me, the outfits the pages wore were nice but almost too ‘adult’, inadvertently trying to suppress and speed up the innocence of youth.’
However, royal fans couldn’t contain their excitement as they took to Twitter with one writing: ‘First time ever HRH Prince George wore full trousers!’
George is usually always seen wearing shorts (seen in 2015, just before he turned two), and etiquette expert William Hanson revealed the interesting reason behind this
William explained that boys are almost always dressed in shorts among the aristocracy and upper middle classes in Britain, until roughly the age of 7 (George seen wearing shorts in 2016)
And one tweeted: ‘I was going to go to bed but then I realised this was the first time we saw Prince George wearing long trousers and I had to share this with you’.
Another added: ‘On a side note this is the first time we saw Prince George wearing long trousers and I had to share that with you’.
And one wrote: ‘Shock, horror’, as another questioned: ‘Is this the first time we’ve seen Prince George wear long trousers?’.
‘Trousers on young boys is considered a tad ‘suburban and middle class’, William Hanson added (George seen wearing shorts in 2017)
Taking to Twitter after little George’s appearance at the much anticipated wedding, one fan wrote: ‘First time ever HRH Prince George wore full trousers!’
Another added: ‘An exciting day for Prince George. We think this is the first time he has appeared in public wearing full trousers’.
William, The Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George, and Princess Charlotte seen in 2017, George in his usual attire of shorts
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