So there's a reason Prince George is always wearing shorts

Everyone's favorite little royal is known for his insanely cute smile, adorable wave and his enviable fashion sense.

No matter what Prince George is doing, everyone's always focused on what he's wearing. And we would be lying if we didn't notice that the 3-year old is particularly fond of shorts.

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Prince George onboard a plane after leaving the Royal Tour of Canada.

October 2016

Photo: Mark Large/Daily Mail/PA Wire

Prince George at Warsaw's Chopin Airport with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte at the start of their five-day tour of Poland and Germany.

George hams it up for the cameras.

October 2016

Photo: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

George is like "... uhhh come ON Mom and Dad!"

October 2016

Photo: Mark Large/Daily Mail/PA Wire

George adorably waves to the cameras as he and his family leave Canada following their royal tour.

October 2016

Photo: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Prince William with his son Prince George at a children's party for Military families in Victoria, Canada.

October 2016

Photo: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

Prince George plays with bubbles at a children's party for Military families in Canada.

October 2016

Photo: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

Prince George fascinated with bubbles at the children's party in Canada.

October 2016

Photo: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

He. Is. Too. Cute.

October 2016

Photo: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

Hmmm, not so sure about those cameras, Mom.

September 2016

Photo: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Prince George lands in Canada, holding his dad's hand.

September 2016

Photo: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Handout photo, taken by his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, of Prince George on his first day at the Westacre Montessori nursery school near Sandringham in Norfolk.
Handout photo, taken by his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, of Prince George on his first day at the Westacre Montessori nursery school near Sandringham in Norfolk.

Prince William carries George as they leave Charlotte's christening.

July 2015

Photo: Matt Dunham - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Prince George makes a face at the camera as he celebrates his little sister's big day.

July 2015

Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Prince William hold George's hand as they walk to the church.

July 2015

Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Curious George peers over his shoulder at the crowds nearby.

July 2015

Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Kate and George play while watching Prince William in a polo match.

June 2015

Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Prince George chats with his dad William after the match, with his grandfather Charles looking on.

June 2015

Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Prince George makes his balcony debut! He sits in his dad's arms during the Trooping the Colour to celebrate the Queen's birthday.

June 2015

Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

George watches his mom and dad arrive during the Trooping parade, having a lot of fun with his nanny Maria.

June 2015

Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

The little Prince has mastered the royal wave!

June 2015

Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

George has fun watching the parade.

June 2015

Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

George gives a final wave to his adoring public.

June 2015

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Prince George holds his newborn baby sister, her first official photos, photographed by Duchess Kate herself.

May 2015

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George gives Charlotte a kiss -- too cute!

May 2015

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On the day Princess Charlotte was born, Prince William ran to pick up his son to visit his little sister.

May 2015

Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

George gets a kiss from dad as they entered the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's hospital. 

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William tries to walk with George -- who just wanted to be carried! -- as they visit Charlotte and Kate. 

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Christmas photographs of Prince George sitting on the Kensington Palace steps, released by his proud parents William and Kate. 

November 2014

Photo: Handout via Getty Images

Christmas photographs of Prince George sitting on the Kensington Palace steps, released by his proud parents William and Kate. 

November 2014

Photo: Handout via Getty Images

Christmas photographs of Prince George sitting on the Kensington Palace steps, released by his proud parents William and Kate. 

November 2014

Photo: Handout via Getty Images

Prince George was up on his feet watching William play polo on Father's Day. 

June 2014

Photo: Max Mumby/Indigo via Getty Images

Kate holds wiggly George at the polo match.

June 2014

Photo: Getty Images

"Okay bye mom!" 

June 2014

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"Um Mom, who is this lady?" 

April 2014

Photo: WireImage

The always fashionable George was decked out in red for the last day of the royal tour. 

April 2014

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"Wait! I think I dropped my toy - no seriously, I can see it from here!" 

April 2014

Photo: Chris Jackson via Getty Images

This cutie touches down in Australia's capital. 

April 2014

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William, Kate and George visited the Taronga Zoo in Sydney and George got to meet a bilby! He was really excited about it. 

April 2014

Photo: Chris Jackson via Getty Images

Just a dad and his boy!

April 2014

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Testing out his Princely roar.

April 2014

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Just look at those chubby little cheeks!

April 2014

Photo: Samir Hussein via Getty Images

We couldn't help but laugh out loud at George's mean mug right here.

April 2014

Photo: Samir Hussein via Getty Images

Playing with his toy bilby.

April 2014

Photo: Getty Images

"Okay mom. It's really bright out here... AND I'm wearing ruffles. Can we talk about this?"

April 2014

Photo: Samir Hussein via Getty Images

"What's up, Australia?"

April 2014

Photo: Getty Images

Ah, the Princely handshake.

April 2014

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We're obsessed with William and George's matching fly-away hair as they left New Zealand.

April 2014

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Looks like it's nap o'clock!

April 2014

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"Here, mom, let me help you."

April 2014

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Too cute for words.

April 2014

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This photo is Kate's favorite from their royal tour, where baby George had just woken up from his nap and was so happy to hug his mom.

April 2014

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Little George during his New Zealand playdate!

April 2014

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Baby George arrives in New Zealand.

April 2014

Photo: WireImage

This photo might just be our favorite -- Georgie looks like he's trying to dive out of Kate's arms! Good thing she has a solid grip.

April 2014

Photo: WireImage

Such a cutie!

April 2014

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The palace released this official photo just a week before the family takes off for Australia and New Zealand. Oh how he's grown! Cutie George gazes at his pup, Lupo (in a dashing sweater with his name on it).

March 2014

Photo: Jason Bell/Camera Press/Redux

Kate and William proudly presented George on his christening day.

October 2013

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Quite the outfit, Georgie!

October 2013

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William and George.

October 2013

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William and George.

October 2013

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Kate, in Alexander McQueen, and George in the royal christening dress.

October 2013

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Kate and George.

October 2013

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George's first official portrait! Lupo got to be in this one, too. 

August 2013

Photo: Getty Images

Kate debuts her son, Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge.

July 2013

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Kate, William and George.

July 2013

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Kate, William and George.

July 2013

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Kate wore a simple, pretty, polka-dotted dress by Jenny Packham.

July 2013

Photo: FilmMagic

William carries George to the car.

July 2013

Photo: Getty Images

Cutie heads home!

July 2013

Photo: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

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And now we know why! According to the UK's leading etiquette consultant William Hanson, there's a very interesting reason for this fashion choice: It's a sign of aristocracy.

"Trousers are for older boys and men, whereas shorts on young boys is one of those silent class markers that we have in England. Although times are (slowly) changing, a pair of trousers on a young boy is considered quite middle class – quite suburban," he explained to Cosmopolitan.

The royal tradition dates back a long time. Even William and Harry wore similar outfits when they were George's age!

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