The British Council, which promotes British culture and values worldwide, said Tuesday it has started disciplinary procedures against an employee who went on a social media rant against Prince George.

The woman posted obscene comments about George -- who just celebrated his third birthday -- on Facebook, using expletives and calling the youngster an example of "white privilege living off public money."

She also made fun of George's facial expressions.

The British Council said in a statement that the comment was made on a "private social media account" and does not represent the council's views and values.

George's parents, Prince William and his wife Kate, have not commented. They released new pictures of George last week to mark his birthday.