It’s also not unusual for you to be uncomfortable in these situations, to be happy when these gatherings are over, and also to be glad they only happen a few times a year. If you’re dwelling on it, though, maybe you are more sensitive than most. Can you disengage when things start to go wrong? Go in another room, or take a walk? Or find some family member you do enjoy, and have a conversation? They may be disagreeable, but try not to let them drag you into the negativity. He’d best enjoy normalcy in school now. The British public schools (most likely Eton, his father’s school), once he is old enough for everyone, including himself, to know who he is, will be full of both students and teachers hoping to take him down a peg. It tends to be standard operating procedure. Prince Charles was harassed miserably at Gordonstoun.