Prince George is becoming one of the most relatable members of the royal family. Not only does he reportedly not like going to school and has been caught opening his Christmas presents early, but he also shares a favorite film with thousands of other children — Disney’s animated adaptation of Hamlet, The Lion King.
The third-in-line to the throne’s favorite film was revealed by his father Prince William yesterday during a Charity Forum event. The question was put to him by a young interviewer, who wanted to know what Prince George liked watching on TV.
It’s of course an incredibly appropriate choice, as the 4-year-old will also one day be a king. Perhaps he can relate to the story of Simba’s coming-of-age from scrappy prince to mighty king, who is guided by his adviser Zazu and learns important life lessons about courage and integrity along the way. Or maybe, he just likes the songs (who doesn’t?)
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Apart from The Lion King, Prince George’s other favorite things to watch include the Lego movies and the TV show Octonauts on CBeebies, which follows Captain Barnacles and his crew on their animated underwater adventures. Frankly, we’re surprised that something about flying planes wasn’t in his top three, but maybe that’s something Netflix can commission next. (Speaking of which, the Queen's favorite TV show is reportedly The Crown, a Netflix hit.)
Prince William revealed that he and Kate try to keep him from getting cross-eyed and limit his TV time when they can, but it’s not easy: "Trying to keep him off the television is hard work," he said.
Royals, they're just like us, aren't they?
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