The British royal family finds a way to make it onto every news outlet and social media platform on a daily basis, whether they intend to do so or not. Their way of life unlike anything we’re accustomed to seeing, so we find them inspiring, mesmerizing, and everything in between.
News photographers and paparazzi follow their every move, documenting everything from their fancy events to their trips to the supermarket. There’s nothing they do that seems to go unnoticed.
Sometimes, they unintentionally capture some images that come back to haunt them. For a while, they’ve managed to steer clear of any negative publicity - until now.
Recently, Duchess Kate and her two eldest children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, were spotted having a family day in Gloucestershire to watch their father, Prince William, participate in the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy.
They all appeared to be in great spirits and it was easy to see just how much the children enjoyed being in the great outdoors. George and Charlotte took full advantage of the open, grassy fields and ran, tumbled, and played tag joyfully.
One hawk-eyed photographer captured one image during the day that has sent shockwaves around the world. Little Prince George was taking a bit of a sit-down with his mother and grabbed a few nearby toys to play with.
He had a toy gun in one hand and was pretending to shoot something nearby. According to sources, this toy was part of a police kit that he won at a fair. Inside the kit were a pair of handcuffs, a plastic knife, and walkie-talkies.
It has been said that Prince George wants to be a policeman when he grows up, so it comes as no surprise that he would be thrilled to be playing with such a set. People of the internet thought quite differently about the matter.
Flurries of tweets have been posted, claiming that the young prince shouldn’t be allowed to play with such toys. Many think the parents are insensitive to the global issues of gun control, while others argue that the toy is seeming harmless.
What do you think about this? Do you think that the family, as a whole, should be more sensitive to such issues as this, or do you believe that people are being a bit over-the-top about him playing with a toy gun?