Prince George plays with toy gun at the polo

Brenda Watkins
June 13, 2018

As his parents and siblings waved from the Buckingham Palace balcony along with the rest of the royal family, he remained at home in Apartment 1A at Kensington Palace.

While Prince George and Princess Charlotte grabbed all the attention during last weekend's Trooping the Colour, Prince Louis was nowhere to be seen (most likely sleeping soundly somewhere back at Kensington Palace).

The young royals and the Duchess of Cambridge joined Prince William on a trip to Gloucestershire, where he competed in the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy.

"Completely tone deaf of Kate... to give Prince George a toy gun".

From Prince George's naughty expressions to the heart-warming wave Princess Charlotte bestows upon the onlookers, the little munchkins have become a source of happiness to many. "THAT is #girlpower", one person wrote.

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Many balked at the toys, given Britain's knife- and gun-related violence, which is "rising at an accelerating pace", according to the U.K. Guardian. I really don't get toy guns - why play with things you should never have to use.

Headlines from media outlets summed up the outrage from the left, with the U.K.'s Daily Mirror proclaiming, "Outrage as Prince George plays with toy and knife on family day out amid surge in violence", and several citing quotes from Twitter users such as, "sad to see him playing with a gun when the United Kingdom has a crime problem".

The Duchess of Cambridge may step into the shadow until October as Meghan Markle soaks up her new Royal limelight. "Lucky George isn't black or police would have shot him", one user wrote.

While the adult Royals make headlines with every little move, the tiny tots of the family have managed to keep the world wooed with their adorable antics.

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