Whether it was due to his lack of stage presence or an attempt to keep him humble, the staff at Thomas's Battersea School cast Prince George to play a sheep in their Christmas nativity play.
During an engagement in Manchester, England today, Prince William told people at BBC's Bridge house about his 4-year-old son's part in the production.
“I went to my boy’s nativity play. It was funny,” the Duke of Cambridge said, according to People Magazine royal reporter Simon Perry. “He was a sheep.”
Just like Emma Thompson's on-screen daughter boasted proudly of her part as first lobster in "Love Actually," Prince George was likely just happy to be present at a reenactment of the birth of Jesus.
It's an exercise in keeping things real for the young prince, who -- as future monarch -- will be the head of the Church of England one day. What better practice to govern his realm's religion than to let others take the bigger roles?
Though he and his sister, Charlotte, haven't made many public appearances since this summer, William did make sure Father Christmas got George's wish list during an official trip to Finland Nov. 30.
The list revealed that George really only wanted a police car, and William assured Santa that his son had been "a nice boy" all year, according to the BBC.