Controversy over Prince George with toy gun

Carla Harmon
June 13, 2018

The Duchess of Cambridge enjoyed some downtime with her children, Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 3, while watching Prince William play at the Maserati Charity Polo Trophy yesterday; but the outing wasn't all fun and games.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are famously intensely private about their children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.

In what is nearly a mirror image of Savannah and George's shining moment, Harry is seen placing his hand on the two-year-old's mouth as his mother Princess Diana watches on.

But the toy gun the prince was photographed playing with while sitting on the grass raised an eyebrow or two!

Prince George has previously been spotted wearing another style from the Hampton Canvas range at Trotters called the Nantucket.

Over the course of the day, the little royals could be seen playing with a huge slinky, a miniature golf set, arts and crafts and the controversial toy gun.

One person wrote: 'This was the only disappointing thing about today's polo match photos. My American side here, biased maybe b/c of everyday gunviolence in U.S., but my British side agrees. Is it still acceptable for kids to play with toy weapons these days?

While George seemed elated throughout, he was constantly talking, disturbing the elder cousin, who was seen telling him to stop, while the little one smiled sheepishly at the chiding.

"In this context - a public event that invites the public to participate - it's risky to allow a toy gun, because many people look to the family for compassion and leadership", Gilboa tells Yahoo Lifestyle. "This looks far too real", someone else wrote.

What do you think about the toy gun?

Adrina Price commented: 'Sad to see George playing with a gun when the whole country has a gun/knife crime situation.

On Saturday, the British royal family gathered on the Buckingham Palace balcony for a grand parade and air show to mark Queen Elizabeth's official 92nd birthday.

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