Photos of Prince George Playing With a Gun Cause Controversy

Sassy Savannah Phillips completely stole the show at Trooping the Colour

The Duchess didn't only cheer up George this weekend, at Trooping the Colour, she had to comfort Charlotte too.

As the Duchess of Cambridge attended the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at Beaufort Polo Club on 10 May, 2018, she wore a Zara dress.

Prince George - wearing a navy shirt, beige shorts and navy sneakers - played around with a polo mallet in the grass.

The playful photos did spark some backlash on social media, however, as some people thought George's toy gun was an innappropriate choice.

"For the royal family, that big appearance on the Buckingham balcony during the Trooping the Colour is a huge deal", said ABC News royal contributor Imogen Lloyd Webber.

A shy Prince George, four, looked on as his outgoing sister Princess Charlotte, three, attempted hand stands, and Kate was seen getting stuck in as she rand around playing with the youngsters. As Prince George clambered up a hill to join her and the rest of the family, she shoved him down the hill just as he reached them and he went tumbling down before being reprimanded by her mother.

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She was also seen relaxing in Kate's lap and climbing up a bank with her mother.

Other people called for the critics to understand that there is a big jump between playing with a toy gun and growing up to use a real gun. My American side here, biased maybe b/c of everyday #gunviolence in United States of America, but my British side agrees.

A third added: 'Prince George has a toy gun ....really!'.

Sunday's Polo match was the first of a series of charitable matches that Prince William and Prince Harry will take part in over the summer.

We've selected a few of our favourites below and as mentioned, it's refreshing to see them just hanging out as normal because you know even the royal family can let their hair down once in a while.

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