For most of us, it’s expected that we will be on our best behaviour when our grandparents are around. We are told to talk slowly and loudly and to do the washing up, but for Prince George and Princess Charlotte, they will soon be expected to bow to their great-grandmother.
While most of the royal family, such as Prince Harry and Prince William, have been bowing to the Queen for years, the tiny royals have to start bowing to Queen Elizabeth II when they are five years old.
“Certainly by age five. The only person they will curtsy or bow to is the sovereign. A royal highness does not curtsy to another royal highness,” historian Marlene Eilers Koenig told Hello!.
For Prince George, that means that following his fifth birthday last week the young prince has had to start bowing to Queen Elizabeth II.