Prince Louis is a royal and, as such, he is obligated to attend tons of ceremonies full of pomp and tradition. For most of them, the "proper" thing to do is sit quietly, respectfully and full of decorum.
Prince Louis is also a 4-year-old.
Pomp and decorum aren't exactly the area of expertise for kids that young, but events still need to be attended and the world is absolutely watching. Which means the world gets to see when the little royal has moments where he's not so different from any other kid his age.
Like during Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee.
He struggled to sit still or hide his boredom—the faces were truly performance art—and generally was everything a bored four year old can be. The world's been talking about it, giving his mom Kate Middleton tons of unsolicited parenting advice and judging the youngster's behavior.
It hasn't all been criticism, though.
In at least one case, the conversation around Prince Louis and Kate Middleton has taken on a bit of a more playful tone. Actor Mark Hamill—who raised three children with his wife of over 43 years, Marilou York—had a warning for Kate.
Fournados grow up to be teenagers and teenagers are sketchy.
His tweet kept the conversation going, but rather than focusing on arguing about whether the child was acting normally, or deserved to be spanked, or the appropriateness of spanking, or whether royal 4-year-olds are somehow different, etc... many of Hamill's fans focused on the humor.
Because there's plenty of hilarious to go around here.
Hang in there, Kate!
Parents everywhere have been there.