Prince George to be kept out of limelight after "barrage of social media abuse" 1 year ago

Prince George to be kept out of limelight after "barrage of social media abuse"

The seven-year-old prince has been targeted by trolls.

Prince George is to be kept out of the limelight after being the subject of online abuse.


The young prince was targeted by trolls after his appearance at the Euro 2020 Final in Wembley last weekend.

The prince was joined by his parents, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, for the football final, but it looks like they have decided to keep him out of the public eye going forward.

According to a royal expert, Kate and William were concerned about the onslaught of criticism the young prince received on social media.


"With George, he got quite a lot of social media attention. Some were critical about him wearing a shirt and tie like his dad which I thought was very harsh," Robert Jobson told Sunrise TV in Australia.

"He has been very popular but I think they are going to try and keep him out of the limelight a little bit," he stated.

"They are very conscious of that. The pictures were great with his dad when he was celebrating for that all too brief moment."


Prince George was seen celebrating England's goal during Sunday's game. The young royal looked as happy as ever as he cheered and jumped up and down. The sweet snaps of him embracing his mum and dad after the goal quickly went viral, but have also attracted a lot of hateful comments.

Many called out the royals for dressing the young prince so formally, but others thought it was sweet that he matched his dad, who is president of England's Football Association.

Following England's defeat at the Euros, Prince William issued a statement.


"England, you’ve all come so far, but sadly this time it wasn’t our day. You can all hold your heads high, and be so proud of yourselves — I know there’s more to come. W."

He also called for a stop to the racist abuse aimed at members of the English team after Sunday's match.

"I am sickened by the racist abuse aimed at England players after last night’s match. It is totally unacceptable that players have to endure this abhorrent behaviour. It must stop now and all those involved should be held accountable."