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.
Others still felt she was under attack, coming to her defense to stick up for their beloved royal.
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.
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(Photos via Arthur Edwards, Justin Tallis/WPA Pool, + Kristy Wigglesworth/Getty)