Four Things We Learned about Prince George Courtesy of Vanity Fair


…. And so it begins, the celebration of the little prince’s first birthday!

Vanity Fair earned an inside look at William and Kate’s first child, Prince George, and how he’s become an unlikely media star inside the August 2014 issue. Here are 4 things we learned just in time for his first birthday on July 22.

Prince George wouldn’t sleep through the night. 

“Kate expressed relief that George behaved well during his first public appearances,” the glossy reported. Reporter Katie Nicholl discovered that, “For the first first few months the prince cried loudly and frequently, and he was not sleeping through the night. Nanny Jessie Webb tried hard to get him into a routine, but the baby prince, who was still breastfeeding, was permanently hungry.” Once the little one was introduced to solid foods, he began to sleep through the night.

Kate found Prince George’s nanny though a friend. 

When their full-time nanny said she wasn’t up for the trip to New Zealand and Australia, the search was on for her replacement. “The couple was reluctant to use an agency, and Spanish-born Maria Teresa Turrion Borallo was recommended by a friend. Her credentials include experience in self-defense, high-speed driving, and dealing with paparazzi. She spent a week bonding with George at Kate’s family home in March under the watchful eyes of the Middleton grandparents, while Will and Kate jetted off to the Maldives for a second honeymoon.”

The Prince doesn’t suffer from jet lag. 

When the royals traveled to New Zealand and Australia, it was the first time direct heirs were allowed to travel together. And Prince George handled the long flight like a champ! “George didn’t really suffer from jet lag—he settled down very quickly,” a senior aide told the magazine. Also, George learned to walk during the trip, “shuffling along while holding onto furniture.”

His parents want him to have a ‘normal’ upbringing. 

“They take George to playdates at the homes of friends, among them Kate’s old Marlborough friend Alice St. John Webster, who has a baby several months older than George.”

Aw, what a precious child.