‘A jolly little person’: What we know about Prince George’s personality

By Sarah Walker

If there was one word to describe Prince George, it would probably be "jolly" – at least according to a family friend who spoke about the future king to People.

“He’s a jolly little person and inquisitive,” the friend told the publication. The six-year-old is also apparently "full of beans" and has a lively spirit.

The cute anecdotes are the newest we’ve received about the future King’s personality. Just a few days ago, a source told The Sun the prince was “shy” and “serious.”

“With younger siblings Charlotte and Louis taking a lot of the attention at home, George is learning to be more independent,” the royal insider said, before continuing, “It is almost as if he is hard-wired to feel a sense of responsibility.”

In 2018, a source told Peoplethe royal tot is generally reserved and shy but becomes "a talkative little prince once he gets to know someone. He takes a little while to warm up, but once he’s comfortable with you, he’s very chatty and charming."

Three new portraits of George were released to celebrate his sixth birthday this week. Photo: © The Duchess of Cambridge/Kensington Palace

His evolving personality and chatty nature will likely serve him well as he takes on a variety of fun activities over his summer break. So far he’s enjoyed some tennis lessons from champ Roger Federer, and some free time to play with scooters at Kensington Palace. He and Charlotte have been whipping around the grounds while their nanny Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo pushes little brother Louis in a stroller. George, who is said to have a Union Jack helmet, is also currently on a luxurious summer trip to the Caribbean island of Mustique, where he celebrated his sixth birthday on July 22.

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New reports suggest George, his siblings and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will head to Balmoral Castle for a visit with the Queen and Prince Philip upon their return from the Caribbean. The visit is traditional for the Royal Family, given Her Majesty spends much of her summer at the estate, where she tends to matters of the Commonwealth and hosts a few public engagements.

In September, the prince and his sister will head back to school at London’s Thomas’s Battersea. It will be George’s third year at the school, and Charlotte is set to start kindergarten there.

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