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When it comes to fashion, 5-year-old Prince George has a signature style and he is sticking to it—or so we thought.

Kate Middleton and Prince William’s eldest son quietly strayed from his shorts and sweater/button-down combo in the family’s new Christmas card picture, much to our surprise.

The prince wore pants in the photo, something he rarely does. But this wasn’t just because baby it’s cold outside. In fact, George’s outfit choice holds symbolic relevance because, in accordance with royal protocol, boys aren’t supposed to wear pants until they’re about 7 years old.

The fact that George is rocking those chinos proudly could mean one of two things: He’s either growing up and wants to show his maturity…or he’s taking after his Aunt Meghan

Regardless, it makes sense this much attention would be paid to his Christmas outfit—he was voted one of the U.K.’s best-dressed people. (Yep, we think it’s funny, too.)

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