PRINCE George may be forced to stay out of the limelight after the horrifying abuse he suffered during England's match against Italy.
The future king was in attendance at Wembley on Sunday night and was seen celebrating wildly when Luke Shaw scored the opening goal.
But yobs took to social media to mock him for wearing a suit during the match, including Scottish fans who called the seven-year-old a "twerp" and told him to "cry into your tie" after England's loss.
Now royal expert Robert Jobson, who co-authored Diana: Closely Guarded Secret, told Sunrise TV show in Australia that Kate and William may now choose to keep their young son out of the limelight after the abuse.
"Some were critical about him wearing a shirt and tie like his dad which I thought was very harsh," Jobson said.
"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," he added.
While Prince William and Duchess Catherine are the face of the future of the monarchy, they still honor many royal traditions that have been followed for hundreds of years. One of the most popular and time-honored royal traditions is releasing family photographs to mark special occasions such as a birth or a holiday. In 1982, Princess Diana and Prince Charles introduced William in an official photograph released by the Palace. Two years later, Prince Harry joined them in a photo that was used on the family Christmas card. In 2015, the Cambridges celebrated their first Christmas as a family of four with a sweet photo taken in the fall of 2015 with Prince George and baby Princess Charlotte. In the years since, those photos have served as the Cambridge children's limited exposure in the media.
Recently, however, as the eldest Cambridge kids, George and Charlotte have begun to appear in person with their parents on occasion, like when they took the stage with William to kick-off a half-marathon on Father's Day. When George accompanied his parents to a Euro 2020 match and the championship, he seemed very much the happy young prince, matching with his father in his blue blazer and striped tie. Unfortunately, something happened afterward that's caused William and Kate to question whether they should continue including their children in future outings. Read on to find out what happened and why it's such an important issue for the Cambridges.
The Cambridges may not release a photo of Prince George for his birthday this week. William and Kate have always marked their children's birthdays by releasing adorable photos of them doing all the things that children love to do: playing with toys, rolling in the grass, riding bicycles, and finger-painting. Last year, when George turned seven, Kensington Palace released two photos (one of which is seen here) of a casually clad George with his gap-toothed smile, taken by Kate. In one photo, the young prince wore a camouflage t-shirt in an apparent nod to the family's history of military service.
But that may not be the case this week when Prince George celebrates his eighth birthday on July 22. After last Sunday's football match, the internet took jabs at the young prince's reaction when England's team lost, while others criticized him for wearing a jacket and tie.