Princess Kate set to stay up late tonight to complete adorable tradition for George's birthday

Princess Kate set to stay up late tonight to complete adorable tradition for George's birthday

Prince George has become an increasingly public facing figure of the Royal Family

Sam Montgomery

By Sam Montgomery

Published: 21/07/2023

- 19:57

Updated: 22/07/2023

- 09:01

Prince George will celebrate his tenth birthday on 22 July

Princess Kate is likely to continue a lovely family tradition for Prince George’s birthday, which will require her to stay up late into the night.

Kate has previously revealed that she always goes overboard for her children’s birthdays, with tomorrow likely to be no exception as she prepares to pull out all the stops for her eldest son’s celebration.

Once all of her children have gone to sleep, Kate starts to bake her children their very own birthday cake.

Kate disclosed the family tradition to Mary Berry, when she appeared in the BBC’s A Berry Royal Christmas in 2019.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge cut a 25th anniversary cake during their visit to Keech Hospice Care in Luton.


The Princess of Wales told Mary about her birthday tradition: "I love making the cake.

"It's become a bit of a tradition that I stay up 'til midnight with ridiculous amounts of cake mix and icing and I make far too much. But I love it."

Prince George, who is second in line to the throne, has been partaking in more and more public appearances alongside his parents and younger siblings.

At the Coronation of King Charles III in May, George was bestowed the role of page of honour which came with the duty of carrying his grandfather’s robes.

The Duchess of Cambridge and Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Luxembourg look at a cake with a cycling design while touring a cycling themed festival in Place de Clairefontaine Luxembourg.


George was also present on the Buckingham Palace balcony, alongside his siblings Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, to view the flypast.

Likewise, George has appeared alongside his parents in public at Trooping of the Colour and during a visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) at RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire.

Last weekend, the young prince attended the Wimbledon Tennis Championships and earlier in the month, George watched the Ashes at Lords with his father.

While George is being sculpted for his future royal role, his parents have decided that he can skip the royal tradition of joining the armed forces.

Prince George attended the Wimbledon Tennis Championships


Responding to the decision, Ann Widdecombe said: “I think it’s insane and I think if that really is what William has decided, and we only have one report, he’s just lost the plot.”

The former Shadow Home Secretary explained: “There’s a very good reason why heirs to the throne serve in the armed services, it’s not because it’s a fluffy tradition.”

“It is because the armed services take their oath of allegiance to the monarch and it is the monarch who signs off the order of war and therefore when they take that oath of loyalty to the monarch they need to be able to feel that he or she is one of them.”

A friend of William told the Mail on Sunday: "In theory, there is nothing to stop George from pursuing a career as an astronaut, for example, if that's what he wants, and then becoming King later.


Prince George and two other Pages of Honour

Prince George and the other Pages of Honour at the Coronation of King Charles III


"The rules are different now, he wouldn't necessarily have to follow the old formula of going into the military and then Royal life. So, could Charlotte qualify as a doctor, for example? I don't see why not. It's less of a fishbowl now than when William and Harry were growing up."

Prince George was born at 4.24pm on 22nd July 2013 at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London.

On 24th July, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced that they would name their child George Alexander Louis.

Prince George was christened on Wednesday, 23rd October 2013 at The Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace by The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby.

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