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.
\u201cI think she should start dreading the teenage years... NOW. \ud83d\ude2c\u201d— Mark Hamill (@Mark Hamill) 1654459834
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.
\u201cThe third one is always uncontrollable, right @ChelseaHamill ? \ud83d\ude0a\ud83d\udc9c\n\n@MarkHamill\u201d— SuperLapin \ud83d\udc0c (@SuperLapin \ud83d\udc0c) 1654538548
\u201cMeanwhile, all the childless people -\u201d— Just Dave \ud83c\udf7a\ud83e\udd43 (@Just Dave \ud83c\udf7a\ud83e\udd43) 1654495252
\u201c@MarkHamill Ahhh small children, the great leveller. All parents are Kate right now\u201d— Mark Hamill (@Mark Hamill) 1654459834
\u201cA princess vainly trying to discourage a child from turning to the dark side\u2026 Feels familiar\u2026\u201d— Nitin Sawhney (@Nitin Sawhney) 1654488290
\u201c@MarkHamill "much anger I sense in the young Padawan...."\u201d— Mark Hamill (@Mark Hamill) 1654459834
\u201cNo parent is immune, ever \ud83d\ude02\ud83d\ude02\u201d— Glorija Gladney (@Glorija Gladney) 1654475927
\u201c@MarkHamill I feel a lot more hopeful and not regretting my parenting decisions\u201d— Mark Hamill (@Mark Hamill) 1654459834
Hang in there, Kate!
Parents everywhere have been there.