How Kate Middleton and Prince William are prepping Prince George to be king

Being a royal comes with a lot of responsibilities. Not only do Kate Middleton and Prince William have to represent the royal family (even more so now that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have stepped back from their duties as senior royals), but there's also the added pressure of knowing that they're raising the next generation of royals. Their children have a lot of fun at home, but they're already starting to learn about what their lives as royals will entail.

Prince George may only be 6 years old, but Middleton and Prince William are already preparing him to take the crown. That day is likely far ahead in the future, as his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, is still ruling and his father, Prince William, and grandfather, Prince Charles, are ahead of him in the line of succession, but that day will one day come.

Preparing such a young child for such a big responsibility is a daunting task, but Kate Middleton and Prince William are up to the challenge. They're also preparing 4-year-old Princess Charlotte for her future responsibilities as a member of the royal family.

Prince George knows that he'll be the king one day

"William and Kate have already talked to George and Charlotte about their future roles, but in a child-like way so that they understand without feeling overwhelmed," a source told Closer Weekly. "George knows there's something special about him and that one day he'll be the future King of England."

The source added that all three of Kate Middleton and Prince William's kids will be well prepared for royal life, including 1-year-old Prince Louis who is already showing that he's a people person. "George has turned into a confident little boy and loves meeting new people, and Charlotte's a social butterfly!" they revealed. "They don't get nervous in public and are already showing signs of becoming great leaders. Louis has a great personality and is an outgoing child, he has a cute cheeky streak, like his sister."

Queen Elizabeth also reportedly has confidence in her great-grandchildren. Closer Weekly previously reported that a source revealed that the head of the royal family especially dotes on Charlotte. "The queen has already picked up on signs that Charlotte is her mini-me," said the source. "She's confident that her great-granddaughter will grow up to be a great leader and role model."