Last month, George made a rare public appearance at Wembley Stadium in London to watch the UEFA EURO 2020 round of 16 football match between England and Germany.
George’s appearance came as a surprise because he wasn’t originally supposed to attend. According to royal expert Duncan Larcombe, the seven-year-old (who is a well-known football fanatic) “begged” his parents to take him.
“William would never have normally taken him to the football because it was an official outing in his role as president of the FA, but George absolutely begged to be allowed to come along,” Larcombe told OK magazine (per the Daily Mail).
According to Larcombe, George is a “pretty big character” and “twisted his parents’ arms” to get to go.
“That’s why Kate came, so that when William had to meet all the dignitaries, George could stay with her,” Larcombe added.
George’s insistence on attending the match wasn’t just about his love of soccer though. It was also a chance to spend some quality time with his dad, who experts say is his “hero.”
“George idolizes his dad,” Larcombe explained. “That’s why we saw him looking so smart in his suit—he really wanted to dress like William.”
The outing was also an opportunity for George to practice socializing with very famous and important people. At the match, the Cambridge’s were spotted chatting with David Beckham and sitting one row in front of Ed Sheeran.
It’s not clear yet if George will join Will and Kate again for the final Euro 2020 at Wembley tonight, but we so hope he does.
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