Prince George has a royal tantrum in front of huge crowd

The adorable Prince George stole the scene when he attended a military air show with his parents in the UK,

The adorable Prince George stole the scene when he attended a military air show with his parents in the UK, throwing a tantrum on the tarmac right in front of hundreds of onlookers.

The young Prince seemed to put off by the noise of the planes, which were roaring in the background, and when it all became too much he was seen scrunching his face up and bursting into tears.

It was up to mum, the Duchess of Cambridge, to calm him down, as she quickly picked him up and rubbed his back soothingly while talking to him.

He was soon given some earphones to block out the noise and being the polite young boy he his, quickly jumped back on his feet smiling as he skipped ahead of his parents to see the planes of display.

George is known to have a fascination with planes and helicopters, no doubt thanks to his dad who was a helicopter pilot in the military for years.

Flight Lieutenant Jim Hobkirk, who was at the event, showed William, Kate and George the Squirrel helicopter, which the young prince quickly took fancy to.

Prince William climbed into the instructor’s seat in the aircraft, while Kate and George sat together at the back.

“As I suspected, Prince George was a bit overawed with the noise and being inside the helicopter,” Flt Lt Hobkirk said of his time with the royals.

“It was a nice family moment. The Duke was talking about ways of flying. George was very, very quiet. He is not even three years old. He was very interested in the tail rotor.

“I imagine the Duke has told him about helicopters because he knew what it was – he kept saying ‘tail roto’.”

After being helped out of the helicopter by William, George reached out to be carried by Kate.

She took him for a walk around the aircraft, with the Prince pointing at parts of it and the airfield.

“They seemed very relaxed,” Flt Lt Hobkirk added. “The Duke said he missed flying, he wishes he could fly more and he said he was envious of me.

“I think the Duchess was concerned with trying to make the young Prince happy.”

It seems Kate did a great job of that, with George shyly smiling and even giving the crowd a thumbs up as he walked past.

Later, the family left the tarmac to go have lunch and watch the airshow from a more private area, with William heard telling George: “Come on – let’s go, we’re going to see the Red Arrows now.”

What do you think of the young royal family? Do you think it would be difficult to manage a toddler in the public eye?

  1. Myrna Burman  

    Seriously – some journalists! Reading the article it hardly seems that Prince George had a ‘tantrum’. That involves yelling, screaming, slapping, throwing themselves on the ground. Like any child with too much loud noise, it was a bit scary and probably unexpected

    • I agree whole heartedly, little kids ears are very sensitive to loud noise and it was probably hurting him. The headphones were a good idea. Our kids and grandkids had trouble with fireworks and loud music.

  2. Jenny Tanner  

    The little Prince was frightened, it was not a tantrum. ….to the Media tell it how it is…DON’T sensationalise a moment of NORMAL human behaviour, for goodness sake its not all about your ego & having the best story.

    • Robyn  

      I agree with you Jenny,well said media are just sewer rats they can’t get any lower hit rock bottom

  3. Robyn  

    Was the word tantrum used to gain people’s attention?
    Would it make some feel satisfied to know this young family have a little boy who behaves badly?
    He’s not even three and it appears he became overwhelmed with the noise. There was no tantrum.
    But no, it can’t be reported like that, journalists must turn into something else.
    I’m so fed up with hack journalism. Trashy journalists are like a bunch of hyenas.

  4. Wiso  

    Wouldn’t it be nice if the journalists actually, factually reported the news instead of trying to re-create the news !! If this journo calls that a tantrum, heaven help him/her if they ever have to parent a child who really does throw tantrums !! What will that be classed as ?? Rush them off to a therapist for mental health issues ???!!

    What a lovely, normal family the young royals are.

  5. Leonie Wilkinson  

    Agree with all the above, no wonder Kate and William are limiting their children’s public appearances.

    • Paula Woodley  

      Also looked to me in the recent past that both Prince George and Princess Charlotte may have been tired, missing out on their naps. They are babies after all and do get cranky at 2 or otherwise if they don’t get a nap. The Royal Roundabout is a bit much for them at the moment I think.

  6. Penny  

    It seems that particular journalist has never had children! Tantrum indeed! He/she is in for shock when a real tantrum happens with their own children. Lol

  7. I don’t call that a tantrum. I think Prince George was overwhelmed by the noise etc.
    He’s a gorgeous little boy and I think he behaved brilliantly. Kate and William must be so proud

  8. [email protected]  

    It wasn’t a tantrum, just a dear little boy overwhelmed with all the noise, report it right not wrong

  9. Paula Woodley  

    I think that recently both George and Charlotte have been very tired and missing out on naps. They are babies after all and when they are tired they just want to sleep, that’s all. Poor little things, It is too early for the Royal Roundabout yet, give them 18 months and they will settle down. Not saying they won’t misbehave, of course they will, what child doesn’t, but let them grow up a bit first please. Surely those lovely photos that the Duchess and Annie Leberwize, cannot spell her surname, should be enough until then.

  10. From what I can deduce, George is a bit young to be at that event. Perhaps they could have waited another year or so. As for a tantrum, what rubbish! He got a fright and cried. So what! Leave him alone.

    • Carole Brooks  

      I agree whole heartedly with your comments.

    • Carole Brooks  

      I agree whole heartedly with your comments.

    • Carole Brooks  

      I agree whole heartedly with your comments.

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