Prince George crowned London’s most influential person

The eight-week-old royal baby is king of the capital ahead of London Mayor Boris Johnson, Prime Minister David Cameron... and Harry Styles


David Cameron, Boris Johnson, the Archbishop of Canterbury – who is the most powerful person in London? That’s right, none of them: they’ve all been beaten by an eight-week-old baby.


Of course, this isn’t just any baby boy, but future heir of the throne Prince George.

The son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was crowned the most influential person in London by the Evening Standard in their annual Power 1000 list.

The paper’s editor Sarah Sands said, “He is our greatest tourist attraction, along with his great-grandmother, which is why he has been chosen this year as the first among Londoners.”

Prince George beat last year’s most influential person, Mayor of London Boris Johnson, who could only pedal to second place this year.

New Bank of England Governor Mark Carney came third, followed by Prime Minister David Cameron in fourth and Chancellor George Osbourne in fifth.

One Direction star Harry Styles, the next youngest on the list after Prince George, could only manage 17th in the list of London’s top power players.


Who knows, maybe next year another there will be room for another aristocratic baby George on the list, in the shape of Lady Mary’s son George in Downton Abbey.