People are not happy about Prince George playing with a toy gun during a recent family outing.
Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Kate Middleton were out for the day at the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy on Sunday.
Prince William played in the match, while Kate looked after their two children.
However, pictures have emerged of William and Kate’s oldest child holding what looked to be a toy gun.
— Canoe Lifestyle (@CanoeLifestyle) June 11, 2018
Prince George was playing with other young boys with toy guns, however, many people have questioned his parents decision to allow him to play with the toy.
The four-year-old was apparently playing cops and robbers with his friends when the photos were taken.
Critics took to Twitter to call out the Royals.
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!) @teamtrace pic.twitter.com/UEqtFi5WTH
— Daisy Torme (@daisytorme) June 10, 2018
— a. 🌿 (@saturdaysun__) June 11, 2018
Here’s why the sight of #PrinceGeorge playing with a toy gun is triggering for some of us. Black mothers in the US have to teach their sons not to play with anything (a toy gun, a cell phone, etc.) a policeman could claim looked like a real gun. Their lives depend on it.
— Deesa Roberts (@DeesaRoberts) June 10, 2018
Completely tone deaf of Kate Middling to give Prince George a toy gun. Doesn’t she read the papers in her own country with all the gun deaths? If the Duchess of Sussex had done this, she would be excoriated in the media! Lucky George isn’t black or police would have shot him.
— Amy Wyatt 🇷🇺 ❄ (@Lewisno1fan) June 11, 2018
It’s not a joke some people lose their lives because their children thought they played with a toy and it was a real gun !! pic.twitter.com/IBJqQrXnef
— Just Juliette (@RoyalDetective8) June 10, 2018