These Photos of Kate Middleton Scolding the Kids at Pippa’s Wedding Are Going Viral
We saw plenty of picture-perfect photography from Pippa Middleton’s lavish wedding yesterday, including shots of her dress from every angle and others that had us flashing back to the royal wedding in 2011. There’s a few snaps in particular that have gone completely viral, however, and not a single one featured the bride. As the “attendant-in-chief,” the Duchess of Cambridge took on the role of munchkin wrangler at her little sister’s wedding, and the candids captured by the paps of her making sure they were on their best behavior have the internet in a tizzy.
While a photo of the 35-year-old shushing the lot of them was fodder enough, it was a shot of her scolding her young preschool-aged son, Prince George, after having run out of patience for his misbehavior that was the real conversation starter. Hiding behind a few bushes, Middleton was snapped doing something every single mother has likely had to do at some point or another: chide her little one for being naughty. The Mirror reports that the prince was running amok and at one point was stomping all over Aunt Pippa’s bridal train when the elder sister snapped.
The internet immediately reacted, with parents everywhere all too happy to relate to the trials and tribulations of keeping that many little ones under control.
Kate Middleton bollocking her kids is my favourite picture from any wedding ever
— Mollie Hopkins (@molliegaga) May 20, 2017
The pictures of Kate Middleton trying to organise all of those kids at Pippa's wedding are too funny
— Jessie Anderson (@JessieAndersonL) May 21, 2017
I'm bloody heir to the throne and you make me carry a bloody wicker basket???? OF COURSE I'M GOING TO HAVE A TANTRUM! You go Prince George pic.twitter.com/pYf8QQDU1e
— RevDaniel + (@RevDaniel) May 20, 2017
Kate Middleton is every mother. *evil voice* "PACK IT INN" pic.twitter.com/Rizw0HeBvh
— Nick (@NDBGNT) May 20, 2017
Others still felt she was under attack, coming to her defense to stick up for their beloved royal.
All over my social media is Kate Middleton telling little George off. She can't even be a Mother in peace 🙄 leave the poor woman alone.
— lauren. X (@xlozylo) May 21, 2017
(It's called Parenting) The Daily Beast: Prince George Told Off by Kate Middleton at Pippa's Wedding. https://t.co/trPyU2qdOl
— Renee DeWalt (@hhhoneydada) May 21, 2017
— Kurt Russell (@kjrussell34) May 21, 2017
No matter what camp you fall into, it’s nice to know the Duchess is human, after all: At the end of the day, royal or not, she’s just a mom like the rest of us parents.
Have you ever had to manage small kids at a wedding? Tell us about it @BritandCo!
(Photos via Arthur Edwards, Justin Tallis/WPA Pool, + Kristy Wigglesworth/Getty)