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Grown Man Dresses as the Royal Baby for a Week

(Photos: AP/Mashable)

Prince George of Cambridge is the son of Prince William and Duchess Catherine as well as the great-grandson of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. At the age of 2, he was declared the 49th best-dressed man in all of the Britain by GQ magazine.

Prince George has a look. He is a truly sharp dresser. And certainly being royalty contributes to his public attention. But Max Knoblauch, a writer for Mashable, thought that he could be similarly attractive if he adopted the Prince George look. So, for a week, Knoblauch dressed in outfits in which Prince George has been publicly photographed. He otherwise went about his normal week in New York City. People sometimes found his clothing notable:

While I got plenty of puzzled looks on my journey, New Yorkers seemed generally pretty uninterested in my project. Sure, nobody wants to approach a man wearing overalls with a sailboat on them on the N train. But more than that, I think I was acting too much like a forward-thinking digital journalist and too little like a baby who will be one day be king.

Knoblauch's co-workers at Mashable were not entirely impressed:

I had started this project as just another journalist in a growing media company. Five days later, I was "that guy who is always dressed like a baby."

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.

In the end, it's clear to me that while George's look can be applied to anyone, his class and grace are what defines him.

-via Amanda Brennan


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