Your first day of kindergarten makes the news. When your grandma (who also happens to be a queen) has a birthday, you don’t just go watch her blow out candles. You go to a parade in her honor! Your family spends a long time sitting for portraits. When you get older, you go to the fanciest school around. Some subjects must become as familiar to you as the back of your hand: What happened in your nation’s history? What role does a king or queen play in shaping its future? How do you eat politely? How should you talk to a king from another country?
Who lives that kind of life? Princess Leonor does. So do Prince Alexander, Prince Gabriel, and Prince Julian of Sweden. Twins Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques of Monaco and many other royal kids around the world do too.
Still, royal kids are just kids. Sometimes they play video games and sports. Some visit Disney World, and some even stick out their tongues in front of photographers. (Young Prince Harry of England did that at Buckingham Palace in 1988.)
Here’s something astonishing to think about. The Bible says Jesus is not ashamed to call us His brothers. (Hebrews 2:11) And He is the King of Kings! (1 Timothy 6:15) Princes and princesses on Earth may inherit the fortune and power of a nation. But people who belong to God’s eternal family will share everything God has. Are you part of God’s family? If so, you’re royalty!
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His own possession. ― 1 Peter 2:9