An expert explained the reason Prince George is always wearing shorts
The son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has become quite an icon, considering the attention his family receives from the media. However, no matter the weather, he is always wearing shorts.
On Christmas day, for instance, he wore shorts. Some might be wondering why would his parents be dressing him like this. William Hanson, an etiquette expert, revealed what he believes to be the reason behind this. “It’s a very English thing to dress a young boy in shorts,”he told Harper’s Bazaar. “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.”
While the statement might sound snobbish, the Royals have maintained the tradition for many years, as the Independent reports. For those wondering how long will it take George to finally wear his first pair of trousers, the answer is four. “The usual custom is that a boy graduates to trousers around eight years old,” Hanson said. “This is, historically, perhaps due to the practice of ‘breeching’, which dates back to the sixteenth century. A newborn boy would be dressed in a gown for their first year or two (these gowns have survived as the modern Christening robe) and then he was ‘breeched’ and wore articles of clothing that more resembled shorts or trousers than dresses.”