As the future king of England, Prince George is learning the ropes of the throne through his dad, Prince William. Despite being only 6 years old, the Duke of Cambridge, 37, and Kate Middleton are making sure their son is familiar with the main aspects of his future role in a way he can understand.

“William talks to George about what being a royal means,” a source told Us Weekly. “He does so in a very simple manner because he doesn’t want his son to feel overwhelmed at such a young age.”

“He’ll explain things as if he’s reading from a children’s storybook,” the insider added. “So it’s fun for George.”

“While he often does as he’s told, if George disagrees with something, he’s not afraid to speak his mind,” they continued. “He’s a curious child who’s always asking questions. He’ll make a great king one day!”

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Technically, George is third in line for the throne. After his great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth’s reign is over, it would be his grandfather Prince Charles‘ turn to rule, followed by his dad, then him.

However, William and Kate, 37, make sure none of that gets to their oldest son’s head. “He doesn’t get special treatment at school,” the source revealed to the outlet and added that he goes by “George Cambridge” at the Thomas’s Battersea private school.

The duchess, who also shares Princess Charlotte, 4, and Prince Louis, 14 months, with William, makes sure her kids stay grounded by doing normal activities with them. “Kate loves taking the kids outside to play,” a source exclusively told Life & Style in June. “She’s also starting to involve George and Charlotte in some of her projects, like building a garden at the Chelsea Flower Show. They had so much fun that they’re now doing their own gardening.”

The brunette beauty also wants her kids to know their way around a kitchen. “They bake and decorate cakes together,” says the source. “By the end of it, they’re all covered in flour and icing, but they love it!”

William, and his younger brother, Prince Harry, were raised in a similar manner, so it’s no surprise the parents of three are taking note of that. We’re sure George will make a great leader someday!