Isn't it time Prince William and Kate let their children dress like actual kids?
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge faced major backlash after Prince George was spotted wearing a suit at Wimbledon.
The royal trio appeared in the royal box on Sunday for the men's finals.
However, people couldn't help but point out that Prince George, who is only 8 years old, was wearing a formal suit for the sporting occasion. Members of the public called the parents out for allowing their son to wear something so uncomfortable when it was 28 degrees, but many have stood up for them because they were simply following royal protocol.
Prince George must wear formal wear in public due to strict royal rules. If you're attending a royal engagement then you must dress appropriately, regardless of the weather.
It may be royal etiquette but many felt like Prince William and Kate could have let the rules slide this one time.
It is believed their son was complaining about how hot he was during the sporting event.
And who can blame him? What 8-year-old wants to sit in a stuffy suit when the temperature is nearing 30 degrees?
George was not allowed to wear shorts because male royals can only wear shorts when they are young. This is because wearing trousers when you were a child was viewed as "middle class". Yes, really.
"They may be part of a powerful institution but is there really a need to carry classist traditions into this supposed new era for the royals?"
The royal girls are only allowed to wear dresses in public because it is more socially acceptable. Royal expert Marlene Koenig said the rule first applied to the Queen's own daughter Princess Anne.
All members of the royal family also cannot wear black clothes in public because it is a sign of mourning. However, they do carry an all-black outfit with them wherever they go in case a member of the family dies.
This was introduced when Queen Elizabeth lost her father. The monarch had to travel back from Africa after his death and had no appropriate clothes with her.
They may be traditions, but isn't it time the royals let their children dress like actual kids? The public would have more respect for the Cambridges if they simply let their children dress in shorts and t-shirts.
They may be part of a powerful institution but is there a need to carry classist traditions into this supposed new era for the royals?