Kate Middleton and Prince William have usually celebrated their children’s birthdays with the release of a photo and some information about the big day – whether it be riding bikes or creating crafts.
However, although a royal birthday is normally something that is widely covered by the press, it seems like the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge might be keeping things off the radar for Prince George’s eighth birthday next week, The Mirror reports.
Prince George, who has always been protected from the critics, received a lot of comments following his public appearance at Wembley for the England Italy final match of Euro 2020.
Some suggested the seven year old shouldn’t have worn a suit and tie to the sporting event.
Following the debacle, royal biographer Angela Levin claims there are rumours Will and Kate may not release a photograph of the birthday boy in a bid to protect him.
Angela told True Royalty TV’s The Royal Beat : “There are rumours that we might not see the photograph [of Prince George] when he’s eight, because they’ve been so upset by the rudeness of people mocking a little boy aged seven, and I hope they can overcome that.”
It may be that Will and Kate won’t put out a photo following the backlash from Prince George’s last appearance.
Sunday Times Royal Correspondent Roya Nikkhah, who was also a guest on the show didn’t however agree.
She said: “I reckon they will put one out.”
Following the onslaught on social media other Royal watcher Robert Jobson, co-author of Diana: Closely Guarded Secret, told the Sunrise TV show in Australia: “With George, he got quite a lot of social media attention.
“Some were critical about him wearing a shirt and tie like his dad, which I thought was very harsh.
“He has been very popular, but I think they are going to try and keep him out of the limelight a little bit.”
“They are very conscious of that.
“The pictures were great with his dad when he was celebrating for that all too brief moment.”
Prince George and his mum and dad were jubilant when England scored in the match against Italy just minutes into the game, and later looked ashen faced when England lost during a penalty shoot out.
Their feelings reflected the mood of the country and piqued the interest of royal watchers around the world.
The Royal Beat is available on True Royalty TV.