From the BBC TV red button news service 23rd July:
Charles “overjoyed” at new arrival
…It means that Prince Charles is now destined to be the first of three kings in a row who will rule over the UK in the future..
From the Telegraph 26th July:
Prince George will rule over a Britain characterised by futuristic technology, food crises and even hotter summers
From the Mail 28th July:
Queen fights to let baby George rule the Commonwealth
Various online definitions of “to rule” include:
to control or direct; exercise dominating power, authority, or influence over; govern: to rule the empire with severity.
to decide or declare judicially or authoritatively; decree:
to be superior or preeminent in (a specific field or group); dominate by superiority; hold sway over:
And this is cutting ribbons, signing goatskin and having a weekly cosy chat with the PM?