As the third in line for the British throne, Prince George is a tot of many talents. For instance, he can pull off an adorable pout—even when he’s getting a pep talk from his dad. He has a knack for inventing precious nicknames, too. But that’s not the only trick this little royal has up his sleeve.
At a recent charity event, the Duchess of Cambridge revealed that 3-year-old George, as well as his 2-year-old sister Princess Charlotte, are learning to speak Spanish. Prince George can count up to ten in Spanish already, his mom said.
He’s only a pre-schooler, but it makes sense for the soon-to-be king to learn a new language. Not only will it help him out during future royal tours, but Spanish is also the second most widely spoken language in the world.
The bilingual youngsters are following in the footsteps of their father and grandfather, Princes William and Charles. As two of the royal family’s most talented linguists, they can speak up to five languages between them: French, German, Welsh, Swahili, and Gaelic. The Prince and Princess’s nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo, is also a native Spanish speaker. In short, we’re willing to bet the young royals are picking up a phrase or two around the house.
Want to get your own little prince or princess up to speed? If you teach your child these three languages, you’ll basically be raising a future CEO (or king!)