Prince George Threw Tantrum Before Cute Appearance at the Royal Air Show

Prince George of Cambridge and Catherine and Duchess of Cambridge
Prince George of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to The Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford on July 8, 2016 in Fairford, England.  Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

His royal highness is only 2, after all! Prince George had a mini meltdown prior to looking cute as a button in a helicopter at the Royal Air Show on Friday, July 8.

Kate Middleton and Prince William’s son threw a tantrum upon arriving at England’s Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire. According to an onlooker, the adorable toddler had to be calmed down by his mom while taking in the world’s largest military show, which last year featured 247 aircraft from 19 countries. 

Prince George
Prince George is lifted up by his mother, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, as they visit the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in western England, on July 8, 2016. RICHARD POHLE/AFP/Getty Images

After being swooped up in Duchess Kate’s arms, George started to get excited about getting to tour the Red Arrow Hawk and Royal Air Force Squirrel helicopters, and began pointing and waving at the crowd. Once inside the helicopter, his dad, who served in the RAF as a search-and-rescue pilot, showed him around the cockpit. 

Prince George
Prince George is comforted by Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, as he rubs his eyes after sitting in a Squirrel helicopter, similar to one that his father trained on, during a visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford on July 8, 2016, in Fairford, England. Richard Pohle, WPA Pool/Getty Images

Prince George, clad in a white polo and teeny navy shorts, was given a blue “savings pig” by one of the cadets. The toy is a souvenir honoring the organization’s 75th anniversary. The air show, called “The Next Generation: Inspiring Innovation,” helps encourage young people to get involved in the aviation industry.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George
Prince George and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, during a visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford on July 8, 2016, in Fairford, England. Chris Jackson/Getty Images

“The @airtattoo is a fantastic family-orientated event. The Duke and Duchess know that George will enjoy seeing the aircraft up close,” the official Twitter account for Kensington Palace read prior to the event on Friday. “Staged in support of @rafcharitable, the spectacular @airtattoo is this year celebrating 75 years of the @aircadets #RIAT2016.”

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