Prince William reveals he has to defend Princess Charlotte against Prince George’s cheeky teasing

The royal kids don't always get along...
  • We earn a commission for products purchased through some links in this article.
  • Prince William has reportedly revealed he has to defend his daughter Princess Charlotte against her older brother, Prince George, when they play football together.


    The Duke of Cambridge shares the six and four-year-old with his wife, Kate Middleton, along with one-year-old Prince Louis.

    But with Prince George and Princess Charlotte being so close in age, there is of course some sibling rivalry between the pair.

    Earlier this week, Prince William chatted to winners of The Diana Award at a tea hosted at Kensington Palace, revealing some insight into how he handles the children’s relationship.

    Credit: Getty

    The future King spoke to 14-year-old Olivia Hancock, who was awarded for her work advocating equality among the sexes in football, and told her all about how he has to intervene when Charlotte and George’s matches can get a little heated.

    According to HELLO!, Olivia said, “So when I was chatting with Prince William he said to me, when he plays football with George and Charlotte, when Charlotte’s in goal George says to her that ‘Charlotte I’m better than you’.”

    She explained that Prince William tells his first born, “’George, Charlotte could be as good as you’.

    “It’s great to hear Prince William is saying that to George,” Olivia added.

    Prince William also opened up about the sporty children’s other hobbies, explaining that they love the water.

    Credit: Getty

    He is said to have spoken to Eileen Fenton, who was receiving an MBE at Buckingham Palace for voluntary services to swimming on Tuesday.

    Eileen, who was the first woman to finish the English Channel race in 1950, told the Press Association that the Duke branded the Cambridges a “family of swimmers”.

    MORE: Shop GoodtoKnow’s best Black Friday deals!

    View this post on Instagram

    The Duke of Cambridge presents Eileen Fenton with her MBE 🏊‍♀️🎖 Eileen was the first woman, at the age of 21, to complete the Cross Channel Swimming Race in 1950. Following this incredible achievement, more than 15,000 people crowded into Dewsbury town centre to welcome Eileen home from the race. Eileen later became secretary of the Dewsbury Swimming Club, during which time she trained scores of first-class long distance and sprint swimmers. Her most famous pupil was Wendy Brook, who, at the age of 20, broke the world record – for both men and women – for swimming the English Channel in 1976. 40 years later, Wendy describes Eileen as a “swimming coach and mentor beyond measure”. Speaking on receiving her award, Eileen said: “It is so wonderful but humbling to be recognised in this way for something I have loved doing all my life — it is an honour I want to share with the people of Dewsbury who have always supported me.” Footage 🎥 courtesy of BCA and British Pathé

    A post shared by Kensington Palace (@kensingtonroyal) on

    “He said that he and his wife make sure the children can swim and they all go and they swim quite well,” she added.

    “I can remember seeing when the Queen was young and her sister Princess Margaret – we used to see them swimming in pictures.

    “He said the whole family have done it.”