Prince George sparks criticism after playing with toy gun at polo game

11 June 2018, 15:38 | Updated: 11 June 2018, 15:43

Prince George toy gun at the polo

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge enjoyed a fun family trip to a polo game at the weekend.

However, Prince George's toy on the day managed to anger some people, after the 4-year-old was seen holding a toy gun.

While Prince William was out playing polo, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton enjoyed the day with Prince George, Princess Charlotte and other children.

George was seen pointing the gun, assumed to be a water pistol, at his friends who also had the same toy. He was photographed holding the fake weapon to his mother's chin.

Prince George toy gun at the polo

Some fans vented their outrage on Twitter, especially over the media coverage of the photos themselves.

Some thought it was unfair that the family photos were described as "heart-warming" by the media, just days after England footballer Rahem Sterling was criticised for having a gun tattooed on his leg.

The striker later explained that the body art was a tribute of his father, who was shot dead in Jamaica when he was just 2 years old. He called it a "promise to myself I would never touch a gun in my lifetime".

Meanwhile, others were annoyed that there was any outrage in the first place:

Prince George's younger sister Princess Charlotte won hearts at last weekend's Trooping the Colour, when she burst into tears after an unfortunate fall on the Buckingham Palace balcony. Thankfully, Kate Middleton was on hand to save the day.