Prince George is the eldest son of Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, which means he will likely be crowned king one day. As such, his parents are entrusted with the difficult task of providing the young prince with a normal childhood while preparing him for a life of royalty that awaits him. As George ages he is expected to appear more and more in the spotlight in preparation for life as King of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.
When could Prince George’s very first solo engagement take place?
One of the iconic moments to come in George’s life in the Royal Family will come with his very first solo engagement.
The good thing for Prince George is that he has his father, Prince William, to guide him through the transition.
While there are no set rules for when a member of the Royal Family should make their first appearance on their own, George will likely follow in his father’s footsteps.
Prince William led his first solo engagement in 2005 when he was just 23 years old.
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The Duke of Cambridge has been invited to join the British and Irish Lions rugby team on their tour of New Zealand.
During his 11-day stay in the island nation, he represented the Queen at events to commemorate the end of World War II.
The day turned into a media frenzy as everyone tried to catch a glimpse of young Prince William alone.
Upon landing at Auckland Airport, the Prince was greeted by 50 media and photographers.
Prince Harry was also 23 when he embarked on his first solo engagement.
In 2008, a young Duke of Sussex visited the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff on his own.
He met crowds of sympathizers and had a particularly sweet encounter with a mother named Natasha Martin and her baby girl Lexi Hailstone.
Even before becoming Archie’s father, Prince Harry showed he is natural with children as he cradles the sleeping baby.
While it is not known when Prince Charles made his first engagement on his own, he stepped forward to represent the Royal Family when he was just 16.
Schoolboy Charles met hundreds of young people at a garden party for young Scottish and Commonwealth students at the Queen’s official residence in Scotland, Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.
The Queen, and later Princess Elizabeth, began her first solo engagement in April 1943 at the age of 17, when she spent a day with a Grenadier Guards Tank Battalion in Southern Command during World War II.
While it’s likely Prince George won’t have to embark on his first solo trip anytime soon, it will still be momentous when he does.