As most parents will attest your kids are both the light and the absolute bane of your existence. And that's no less true for William and Kate! Though the royal couple may have immeasurable fame and fortune they're just as besotted/exasperated with their babies as we are.
So let's countdown some of the most memorable times Their Royal Littleness' showed Kate and William that, though they were further from the throne, they were certainly the ones in charge!
Kate has a way of making even the smallest tasks seems graceful and regal. She's untangling a Slinky like no future-queen ever has.
Who can blame little Georgey for not waving?! He's only a little kid and we're sure he's got other things he'd rather be doing than waving at some dumb cameras! I wonder if William is having a stern word? C'mon, kid, you're the future King, you've got to win 'em over! But I'm sure William is too great a Dad to say that...
Poor George, he doesn't look too amused at this situation and no amount of coaxing from his royal Dad will tempt him to go forth into the media whirlwind. Poor little lamb, no young child should have to deal with this level of attention.
It's proper etiquette to bow to royalty... but are royals supposed to bow to other royals?? It certainly seems to be the case for William and George!
I'm sure Kate and William could tell a different story... we're sure at some point Charlotte and George will have it drilled into them just how a Royal "ought" to pose but for now, we love just seeing them act like the little kids they are!
Kate is dealing with these troublesome tots with her usual level of out-of-this-world grace. Both of the kids seem desperate to struggle free and run riot though!
A church service can be pretty testing for some kids! Luckily, Prince William seems to be an expert at bribing George into good behaviour. Candy is always a good way to go!
Kate is clearly having some stern words here (and kids sure need them from time to time!) but does Prince Geroge look bothered? Absolutely-freakin'-not!
George is definitely listening to something suitably royal here! We suspect some sort of Opera as opposed to a collection of cartoon theme music... either way, it's a good enough excuse not to listen to Dad!
Kate takes it all in her graceful stride. Bless her. We've all had one of these moments but she's got to deal with it in front of the cameras! (instead of just in front of the rest of the grocery store, like the rest of us)
When I was a kid a lot of little boys liked model airplanes! But George has persuaded his Dad to go the whole hog!
Kate and Wills can't just shove an iPad into Charlotte or George's hands to shut them up for five minutes. They've got to make sure the little ones are entertained throughout the swanky, public appearances. They're clearly doing a great job.
All Mom's can relate to this one! You'd do anything to keep your little angels safe... but man they come to you with some pretty minor stuff, how much can you pretend to care about a broken nail?! We're sure Kate "kissed it better" either way.
George is simply not interested in anything William is doing. Dad is only here to pick him up and give him tummy rubs.
The future royals are always in the middle of the spotlight and so they should be! They're too cute to be anywhere other than at the heart of the action! It's just too cute, I can't handle it...