Royal humiliation: ABC host apologises for mocking Prince George over ballet

The six-year-old who is third in line for the throne, will be doing ballot lessons next year as St Thomas’s school in Battersea. He could be crowned King George VII, and the last two King Georges led Britain through the World Wars. Talking about George’s curriculum, Ms Spencer said: “The future king of England will be putting down the Play-Doh to take on Religious Studies, computer programming poetry and ballet among other things.”

Ms Spencer then held back giggles as the audience erupted in laughter.

The presenter added: “Prince William says George absolutely loves ballet, I have news for you Prince William – we’ll see how long that lasts.”

After been hit with accusations of bullying on both sides of the Atlantic, Ms Spencer has apologised.

She wrote on her Instagram story: “My sincere apologies for an insensitive comment I made in pop news yesterday. From ballet to anything one wants to explore in life, I say GO FOR IT.

“I fully believe we should all be free to pursue our passions. Go climb your mountain-and love every minute of it.”

Choreographer Brian Friedman responded to the digs by saying: “See this cute face, the future King of England? This adorable boy is being shamed by a grown woman on National Television in America for taking ballet!

“Lara, you should be ashamed of yourself as well as George Stephanopoulos for laughing along & Good Morning America for letting public shaming of young boys happen!”

American actor George Takei tweeted: “Lara Spencer on GMA mocked a 6-year old Prince George of the UK for taking ballet class. It shows that “toxic masculinity” can be spread viciously by insensitive women, too. As a fellow “George” and a lover of dance, I am very troubled and disappointed by her actions.”

William had previously said George’s love of dance was something he shared with his grandmother, Princess Diana.

The royal told BBC Radio 1: “George is doing dance as well, he loves it. My mother always used to dance, loved dance.

“If it’s something you love, you do what you love and it’s very important, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. You keep at it.”

Good Morning America began airing in 1975 on ABC.

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