Sometimes Prince George dresses
better than your baby, but you accept it and proceed to gawk at the adorable
pics of his outfits. Whether he's rocking short overalls with Crocs or a
Christmas knit designed with toy soldiers, in addition to being the luckiest
little royal, George is undoubtedly becoming a style icon.
With Prince George's life seeming so perfect
and magical, 23-year-old Mashable journalist Max Knoblauch decided to
take this wistful thought and attempt to become the 2-year-old. For seven
days, Knoblauch dressed in Prince George's most memorable ensembles to see what
it's like to live in the toddler's shoes.
account of being George is nothing short of serious journalism, accompanied
with comparison photos and a video in which we follow Knoblauch living life in
New York City dressed as not just any toddler but a royal toddler. Since
shopping for these pint-size outfits in man version proved difficult, Knoblauch
had to make some customizations, like sewing on sailboats.
"I chose to start with the
blue sweater George wore during the birth of his sister, Princess Charlotte,"
wrote Knoblauch. "What better outfit to symbolize the 'birth' of my
week as a royal baby? I would tell several people about this symbolism
throughout my first day."
As the week progressed, he
started to realize nobody really cared if he was dressing like a 2-year-old, aside from some confused glances. While Prince George is constantly documented by photographers
and admired by the world, Knoblauch was just another man, dressed as a baby.
But, he did learn many things.
"My week as a royal baby
taught me many things. New Yorkers do not care what you wear. It's surprisingly
easy to dress like a baby by shopping at Macy's. You should not let your
coworkers' words hurt you. Crocs aren't so bad. Most importantly, though: stunt
journalism like this is vitally important."