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Pics of Prince George Playing With Toy Gun & Knife Spark Outrage

Prince George holds the hand of his father Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, upon their arrival at Tegel airport in Berlin, Germany, July 19, 2017. (Steffi Loos/Pool/Reuters)

Photos of Prince George playing with a toy water gun and a fake knife during a family day at a polo match lit up the internet on Monday, with critics saying the toys were an unfortunate choice for the young prince.

The future king of England looked down the barrel of the gun and played with his mother Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, pointing the gun at her face. He and his sister Princess Charlotte sat on the grass watching their father, Prince William, take part in Sunday’s Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy match at the Beaufort Polo Club.

Critics accused the royal family of insensitivity given the recent spike in violence nationwide, which has included a number of knife attacks in London.

 


Others, however, did not see the toys as noteworthy and commented that many children play harmless games like “cops and robbers” with plastic guns.

The water pistol was reportedly not bought for the prince but was won as a prize at the polo match’s children’s fair. The four-year-old prince played with handcuffs and a slinky as well.

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