Never too old to be reprimanded by Grandma! During the Trooping the Colour ceremony on Saturday, June 11, Queen Elizabeth quickly reminded her grandson Prince William who runs the show.
As the royal family greeted crowds on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, Prince William bent down next to his 2-year-old son, Prince George. When Her Majesty looked over and saw the Duke of Cambridge still crouched down, she was not pleased. She tapped his shoulder and muttered, “William, stand up!” and motioned for him to rise.
Prince William, 33, quickly got to his feet, looking flustered. And Prince George’s reaction was even better — the toddler, who was dressed in a white collared shirt with blue piping, face-palmed after his dad was chided.
While the hilarious and oh-so-relatable moment was cut from BBC footage, it fortunately showed up in the ITN News broadcast. The traditional military ceremony, which celebrates the Queen’s 90th birthday, also marked 13-month-old Princess Charlotte’s first official public appearance. Duchess Kate held the tot, who wore a pale pink dress with a matching hair bow.
The always fashionable Duchess of Cambridge, 34, looked stunning in a long white Alexander McQueen coat, Philip Treacy hat and pearl earrings. She was joined on the balcony by Prince Harry, Duchess Camilla, the Duke of York and his daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.
Earlier in the day, the royal family rode through central London in horse-drawn carriages and waved to the massive crowds. Queen Elizabeth has taken part in the Trooping the Colour parade for decades. She first watched from the balcony at age 8 when her father, George V, was the king and has taken part in it almost every year since her reign began in 1952.
Watch the clip above to see Queen Elizabeth reprimand Prince William!