Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Kate Middleton enjoyed a day out at the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy, Tetbury over the weekend, but people are unhappy about the selection of toys the little royals had to play with.
It was a busy weekend for the Cambridges this weekend as they had Trooping the Colour on Saturday. This was Prince George, Princess Charlotte and mum Kate Middleton’s first public appearance since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding.
Luckily for the little royals, after behaving well on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, they were able to enjoy a fun day out at the with their mum Kate and let off some steam.
Despite their younger brother Prince Louis and dad Prince William being nowhere in sight, Prince George and Princess Charlotte looked very happy as they played together on the grass.
However, several people on Twitter have shared their outrage as one of the toys Prince George was playing with was a toy gun.
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.
It looks as though the toy gun came as part of a classic ‘police set’ as the youngsters can also be seen with a plastic baton and some handcuffs and Prince George is known to have a fascination with the police and emergency services.
After the pictures emerged, several people took to Twitter to voice their outrage and suggest that the royal family should have been more mindful about the toys they give Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
One person wrote: ‘This was the only disappointing thing about today’s polo match photos. I really don’t get toy guns – why play with things you should never have to use 😥 Kate alone shouldn’t be blamed about this as we don’t know who owns the toys, but someone should have said that this is NOT OK.’
Another said: ‘This isn’t okay anymore… My American side here, biased maybe b/c of everyday gunviolence in USA, but my British side agrees. No child in this day and age should look at any gun as a fun toy. This looks far too real. .(And I LOVE Prince George, don’t get me wrong!).’
A third added: ‘Prince George has a toy gun 😳…..really!!!’.
Other people called for the critics to understand that there is a big jump between playing with a toy gun and growing up to use a real gun.
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One person said: ‘People are complaining because Prince George had a plastic gun 🙄 I had a plastic gun when I was little guess what I grew out of it I didn’t grow up to be a mass shooter or become obsessed with guns I hate guns now so just leave the boy alone and let him be a child.’
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