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As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle celebrated their seriously epic nuptials last Saturday, not only were all eyes on Meghan’s elegant Givenchy dress, but on the extended family too. Eagle-eyed royal fans noticed that Prince George made his official trousers debut, wearing an adorable pair of red stripe military style pants.

Why is this such a big deal and why the endless display of shorts on the little prince? An old royal and aristocratic British tradition amongst upper crust families sees young boys wearing shorts rather than pants for as long as possible, because according to Harper’s Bazaar,  “it’s often considered decidedly ‘suburban’ not to do so.” That’s right, trousers on boys are just for commoners. So it goes for England’s future king. Though George is absolutely delightful in shorts, we can’t but help but think his legs were probably pretty darn cold sometimes.

Take a look at all the times we wish George’s parents had broken with royal tradition sooner…