People are talking about Prince George’s jersey for this reason

On Monday Prince George celebrated his 6th birthday, and for the occasion, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released their traditional birthday portrait.

The shot, taken at Kensington Palace by Kate, showed him laughing at the camera, wearing the official England football jersey, very timely as it was taken during the women’s World Cup.

However the picture has since received a little bit of backlash, due to the aforementioned jersey. For some critics, the seemingly innocent choice of clothing showed that the royals favour England over the rest of the UK.

A blog called Gert’s Royal pointed out that no official photos of the children have been taken in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

The reasoning behind the comments is that the Palace isn’t meant to just represent England but the whole of the UK.

However it’s probably safe to assume that the reason George wore the shirt is that he is a fan of football, and was supporting the Lionesses. His father Prince William is also a big fan of the sport, and is the president of the Football Association.

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