Prince William: 2 Times He Handled Meltdowns With Prince George Like a Pro

Kids have meltdowns, even ones who are members of the British royal family. When it comes to royal children, they have days just like any other child (or adult for that matter) when they’re not in the mood for anything. But unlike their non-royal counterparts, children who are in the royal family might have meltdowns at official engagements where hundreds or even thousands of people may be watching their every move. 

We’ve already covered how Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge dealt with meltdowns and now we’re taking a look at times when her husband, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge had to deal with an unhappy kid. Ahead, check out two instances when William helped him and Catherine’s oldest son, Prince George of Cambridge, through two very public meltdowns. 

Prince William and Kate Middleton welcomed Prince George in 2013

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge became parents on July 22, 2013, when they welcomed their first child, George. He is now 6 years old and third in the royal family’s line of succession to the throne behind his father and grandfather, Charles, Prince of Wales. 

Prince George and Prince William hugging in 2016
Prince George and Prince William in 2016 | Chris Jackson – Pool/Getty Images

George became a big brother in 2015 when Catherine gave birth to Princess Charlotte of Cambridge. He became a brother the second time in 2018 when Prince Louis of Cambridge joined the family. As the oldest of the three Cambridge children, the public has seen the most of George and that means not only many adorable moments but meltdowns too.

Prince William comforted Prince George in Germany

Getting ready to tour helicopters during their three-day royal tour of Germany in 2017, William and Catherine held hands with George and Charlotte. For whatever reason, George had some hesitations which led to William pulling one of Catherine’s signature parenting moves, speaking to him at eye-level.

Prince William and Prince George in 2016
Prince William and Prince George | Karwai Tang/WireImage

Whatever brief conversation they had worked because George went on to have a great time.

Prince George cried at Princess Charlotte’s christening

While Charlotte’s christening on July 5, 2015, had been a private event, the media caught glimpses of the family leaving the Church of St. Mary Magdalene located on the royal family’s Sandringham estate

Prince William walks with Prince George while Kate Middleton pushes Princess Charlotte in a stroller
Prince William walks with Prince George while Kate Middleton pushes Princess Charlotte in a stroller | Matt Dunham – WPA Pool/Getty Images

Whether the sheer number of people scared him or something else entirely, George didn’t look happy. At one point during their walk, William bent down to George’s level to check on him while Catherine pushed baby Charlotte in a stroller. 

Prince William and Kate Middleton with Prince George and Princess Charlotte
Prince William with Prince George while Kate Middleton pushes Princess Charlotte in a stroller| Mary Turner – WPA Pool/Getty Images

Catherine also stopped for a moment to help console George.

Kate Middleton, Prince William, and Prince George at the christening of Princess Charlotte
Kate Middleton, Prince William, and Prince George | Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Then William scooped George up in his arms.

Prince William and Prince George at the christening of Princess Charlotte
Prince William and Prince George | Chris Jackson – WPA Pool / Getty Images

Clearly, George hadn’t been too happy about it. But William handled the meltdown like a pro.

Here’s hoping we see more from George, William, Catherine, and the rest of the royal family in the near future!

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