Being a second-born child in a family of four kids, I understand full well how important it is for the new arrival to establish herself after the older brother has had all the attention for a while. In so doing, the second-born can come across as bossy, mischievous, and a free-spirit. It appears that this is a curious phenomenon in families everywhere...even in the British Royal Family!!
During an event held at her home at Sandringham earlier this year, Queen Elizabeth revealed a little-known secret about two of her darling great-grandchildren, Prince George (5) and Princess Charlotte (3).
It seems that the middle sibling in the ‘Wales’ household conducts herself as the leader of the pack, having the instinct for leadership and controlling the dynamics between herself and her older brother. And George seems to be just fine with letting the little female of the household run the show.
Stopping short of saying Charlotte is 'bossy' Her Majesty hinted that the younger sister is watching out for the older brother in this young family. And in watching the interactions between the two during the recent royal weddings where Charlotte served as a bridesmaid and George as a page boy, it is pretty clear that the little princess displays leadership tendencies.
Why...you can just see it in their eyes!!
But if that’s not enough testimony for you, father knows best. Dad, Prince William, has already gone on record as saying that Charlotte will be 'trouble' when she gets older, not George!
No matter what the future holds for these two sweet Royals, we can say, unequivocally, that George and Charlotte are absolutely adorable and we wait with bated breath for each piece of news (and photo) about their lives.
And now, with Prince Louis being added to the mix, it will be interesting to see how he fits into the pecking order of an already well-established and absolutely charming sibling dynamic.