The boys of the British monarchy seem to have traded places with each other the past week because, while Princes William and Harry played with lightsabers, young Prince George attended to diplomatic relations with the United States.
The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, and his brother Prince Harry, got to play around a little when they visited the set of Star Wars: Episode VIII to recognize the creative talents of British artists involved in the production on April 19. Just three days later, on April 22, the nearly 3-year-old Prince George stayed up 15 minutes past his bedtime to welcome U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama when they arrived at the Kensington Palace.
Prince George meets The President and First Lady of the United States pic.twitter.com/HZxelhSSr4
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 22, 2016
The young prince really stole the show when he approached the Obamas in his jammies and slippers, complete with a cute little robe, and shook their hands in greeting. It was reported that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge allowed Prince George to stay up 15 minutes past his bedtime so he did not get in trouble for it. Then again, Prince George seemed to be a little man on a mission as he thanked their special guests for their lovely gift to him when he was born: a nice rocking horse. He even rode it and showed off some of his slick moves – look at him standing up while riding it – to show his appreciation for the present.
After that, Prince George was most likely sent to bed since his 11-month-old sister, Princess Charlotte, was already tucked in.
The Obamas sat down and chatted with the three younger Royals before they all made their way to the private dinner that the Duke, Duchess and Prince hosted for the Obamas.
Meeting Prince George was not the only interesting thing experienced by the Obamas. Apparently, one of the White House staff he brought along nearly fainted because she was so happy when Queen Elizabeth II greeted her – President Obama mentioned that being brought to Windsor and seeing the Queen was Deputy Chief of Staff Anita Decker Breckenridge's one request.
All in all, it was a productive day for Prince George.