At the Trooping Colour parade — observed in honour of the queen of England’s birthday every year — Queen Elizabeth II scolded grandson Prince William on the Buckingham Palace balcony for not following proper etiquette.
Watch the clip here.
Come for the queen scolding William, stay for the George facepalm. pic.twitter.com/etvmofiU5m
— Brandon McGinley (@brandonmcg) June 15, 2016
While Prince William seems to be tending to his son, two-year-old Prince George, the Queen nudges him asks him to stand up. The Duke of Cambridge — who at first seemed surprised — immediately follows her orders. That extremely well-timed facepalm by Prince George hints at an Internet star in the making.
The GIF shows the British Royal family in a human light and that the Duke of Cambridge himself isn’t immune to his grandmother’s admonitions.
The clip has been retweeted and liked over 7,000 times at the time of writing.
@brandonmcg for once Harry isn’t in trouble 😂😂😂😍
— Angela Foster (@angidave4088) June 16, 2016
@brandonmcg love it he’s a grown man in uniform however she still bosses him hahahahah
— lourdes (@fonlourdes) June 17, 2016
@brandonmcg This is what one calls, a normal family! Doesn’t matter who you are, we are still humanbeings, love it! 😊 ❤
— Laxmiben Hirani (@authorlhirani) June 16, 2016
After much debate and discussion on Twitter, though, Tweeple have come to the conclusion that Prince George was probably just shielding his eyes for a proper look at the flypast.