Prince William's Joke About Prince George's Future Is No Laughing Matter

Prince William Prince GeorgeHe obviously has hopes and dreams for his son just like any other dad -- but could there be a chance that Prince William doesn't want Prince George to be King of England someday?

Well ... yes or no -- depending on what you make of a comment he made while giving a speech in New Zealand on the first part of his Royal Tour with Kate Middleton. He said, "He's a bonny lad, and you'll be pleased to know that he’s currently preparing for life as a [rugby] prop forward."


A rugby player? For reals? I know rugby is kind of a big deal over in the U.K. -- but won't George have more important things to do down the road than engage in contact sports?

Ok, ok, obviously Wills was making a joke, and he doesn't for one second expect his son to do anything other than his royal duties in the monarchy. But doesn't what he said kind of make you wonder whether or not he and Kate will miss out on one of the best parts of raising a child simply because of who he is? I mean, on the one hand, they'll never have to worry about his future and whether or not he'll be successful or anything like that. But then again, they'll never have the pleasure of hoping and dreaming about what he's going to be when he grows up -- because they already know. (Sniff. A little sad, don't you think?)

It almost seems like they're getting cheated out of all the fun, although being a royal does come with its fair share of perks and privileges. Hey, at least Kate and Will won't ever have to worry about Georgie living in their basement until he's 35 and lying on their couch all day watching TV and eating popcorn.

Do you think Prince William and Kate Middleton are missing out when it comes to parenting?


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