Kate Middleton: 4 Times She Handled Meltdowns With Prince George and Princess Charlotte Like a Pro

Children can be unpredictable. And, yes, that goes for royal children too. Young royals have meltdowns just the same as non-royals. When young members of the British royal family have a tantrum there might be thousands, or even millions, of people to witness it. Not to mention video footage and photographs of the entire thing. 

Since Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge became parents in 2013, the world has wanted to see more of their growing family. The public’s seen glimpses of their children being silly and cute but they’ve also seen them on days when they were not in the mood for anything. 

Kate Middleton and Prince William have three children

In 2013, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge welcomed their first child, Prince George of Cambridge, followed by a daughter, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, in 2015. They became a family of five in 2018 when Prince Louis of Cambridge came along.

Seeing as the public hasn’t seen much of Louis, we are focusing on Charlotte and George. We’re guessing we’ll see some meltdowns (and adorable moments too) from Louis as he gets older and makes more public appearances. 

2016: Prince George didn’t look happy during a royal visit

During a royal engagement to The Royal International Air Tattoo on July 8, 2016, William and Catherine took George along with them. Just two weeks shy of his third birthday, George didn’t appear to love every moment of the outing. At one point, he started crying which prompted Catherine to pick him up in her arms. 

Prince George and Kate Middleton, 2016
Prince George and Kate Middleton, 2016 | Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

2017: Princess Charlotte had a meltdown at the end of a royal tour

At the end of a three-day royal tour of Germany, the Cambridge family prepared to board a plane. They all walked hand-in-hand but Charlotte didn’t look too happy about it. 

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George, and Princess Charlotte in 2017
Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George, and Princess Charlotte in 2017 | Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Captured by cameras, Charlotte had a meltdown that involved her crying and sitting down on the ground. Crouched down at eye-level with her daughter, Catherine spoke to Charlotte for a moment before picking her up. 

Princess Charlotte, Kate Middleton, Prince George, and Prince William
Princess Charlotte, Kate Middleton, Prince George, and Prince William | DMC/GC Images

Charlotte had a few lingering tears meeting the crew.

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George, and Princess Charlotte
Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George, and Princess Charlotte | Chris Jackson/Getty Images

2018: Kate Middleton consoled Prince George at a polo match

Witnessing a game of polo, one of the royal family’s favorite sports, on June 10, 2018, Catherine sat on the grass alongside George and Charlotte as they played with toys during the match. At one point, something bothered George and he got some consoling from his mom. 

It appears a disgruntled George told his mom what made him upset while she listened intently.

Kate Middleton and Prince George at a polo match
Kate Middleton and Prince George at a polo match | Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Even in a bad mood George looked adorable ruffling his hair while Catherine focused on him. 

Kate Middleton and Prince George at a polo match, 2018
Kate Middleton and Prince George at a polo match, 2018 | Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

At one point, Catherine touched George’s cheek. Aw!

Prince George and Kate Middleton, 2018
Prince George and Kate Middleton, 2018 | Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Whatever Catherine and George talked about worked because the young royal spent the rest of the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy playing with toys. 

2018: Princess Charlotte didn’t enjoy Trooping the Colour

At Trooping the Colour in 2018, when the royal family stood on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, something — maybe the noise of the planes overheard or the crowds of people — made Charlotte upset. 

Princess Charlotte and Kate Middleton at Trooping the Colour, 2018
Princess Charlotte and Kate Middleton at Trooping the Colour, 2018 | Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

She can be seen in tears as Catherine — again doing her signature crouch-down-to-their-level move — consoles her. 

Whatever the Duchess of Cambridge said to her daughter worked because other photographs from Trooping the Colour show her smiling and clapping alongside George and Savannah Phillips.