Even Royal Toddlers Have Meltdowns, as Princess Charlotte Proves
Think you're the only parent who has to deal with tantrums? Think again. New photos prove even the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have the occasional parenting snag.
Any parent will tell you: Dealing with a toddler temper tantrum is super stressful—and if said tantrum happens out in public (as they so, so often do, right?) they can also be seriously embarrassing. But here's what all parents have to remember: Even the sweetest, easiest, most angelic kids have tantrums have from time to time—and even the parents who seemingly have it all together deal with them.
Take, for example, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. They have a way of making everything look so ridiculously graceful, but even the royal parents couldn't hide all evidence of a toddler tantrum. Recently surfaced photos show Will and Kate with their gorgeous kids, George and Charlotte, as the family heads out on a tarmac. The entire clan looks predictably perfect, but if you look closely, you can clearly catch a glimpse of little Charlotte's tantrum.
Charlotte cries and even appears to pull out a classic toddler move—the I'm-going-to-protest-whatever-you-want-me-to-do-by-sitting-on-the-ground maneuver. Basically? The scene will look way, way too familiar to all the parents out there. It's worth noting, though, that the whole situation is handled beautifully—she got down on Charlotte's level, talked with her briefly, and managed to calm her.
Let it be known that Kate Middleton's motherhood skills are up there with her iconic fashion game. And speaking of that fashion game, can we digress and talk about the family's adorable lavender color scheme in these photos?
But back to that tantrum—every kid has 'em, and while it's no fun for a parent to deal with, it's all just a part of raising kids (maybe even a healthy part!). And while Charlotte may be just two years old...plenty of grown adults can fully relate to her travel-induced crankiness.