I spent lots of time this weekend oohing and ahhing at the pictures of the gorgeous little Prince and Princess on the royal balcony.

Royal Balcony

(c)Daily Mail Online

I also spent a lot of time in awe at how well behaved they were.  Toddlers are nothing if they are not unpredictable, and I think it is down to luck, not parenting, that there were no meltdowns on that balcony.  Two toddlers, one royal balcony, and the worlds press, I mean what could possibly go wrong?  I think if you look closely though, you can see the fear in Kate’s eyes.  The slight pained look of a mother that knows if someone doesn’t get their rice cakes soon there’s going to be trouble.

Did anybody consider the kids nap times when planning the event?  Sods law any wedding I have attended with my children always starts bang on nap time.  The prefect time for the brides entrance when I have two cranky kids!  Naps wait for no man, not even Great Grans 90th birthday.

I’m not sure how they emerged onto the balcony looking so calm and composed.  There must have been shouts of “George, where are your shoes?  You had them on just a second ago.” And I’m sure Charlotte’s hair clip was placed back in her hair several times. There may have been a last minute outfit change due to excessive teething dribble.  What about those medals?  I’m sure medals have the same effect on little ones as keys.  Do you think WIlliam gives them to the children to play with to pacify them?


Royal poo face


Once out on the balcony for all the world to see any number of things could have happened:

“George, get down darling, we don’t climb on the balcony.”

“Charlotte please don’t pull Mummy’s hair.”

“Oh crap! George is doing the wee wee dance.”

“William, Charlotte has left a snails trail of dribble all over my coat.”

“I knew a delicate necklace was a bad idea, Charlotte let go please.”

“George! Stop trying to lift up Gan-Gan’s coat.”

“What’s that smell?  Oh!  William It’s your turn to change her.”

“George, please stop picking your nose.”

“Harry don’t give him any more sweets, we don’t need a sugar crash right now.”

“Charlotte sweetie, leave your dress alone.  You can’t be naked at this precise moment in time.”

“Wait! Did George just say what I think he said?  Where on earth has he learnt that kind of language? HARRY!”

“No Charlotte, Granddad can’t sing The Wheels on the Bus right now.”

“What do you mean you hate Airplanes George?  Yesterday you said you loved them.”

“Ouch! Ouch! Don’t pull Mummy’s earrings Charlotte.”

“Oh he wants his drink, give him his sippy cup.  The blue one is in my bag,  What’s that sweetie, you wanted the red one?  Oh. Shit.” 

 Sippy Cup Image


The Prince and Princess certainly did their parents proud.  My husband and I would totally be high-fiving ourselves right now, and congratulating each other on our brilliant parenting skills (you’ve got to take your successes when they come!).  Maybe royal toddlers don’t have tantrums?  Especially public ones, the kind where everybody stares and you hang your red-flushed head in shame.  But Kate, if they do, we totally get it.


Please check out the brilliant Right Royal Mother for all things Kate & William and a great big helping of wit to go with it.


You might also like…

Wedding thumbnail Toddler Must Haves Thumb nail the_toddler-o





If you liked this post please share.  For all the latest posts subscribe to my weekly newsletter below or follow me on my social networks.  





I’ve shared this post on some of these fab linkys…

You Baby me Mummy Life With Baby Kicks Life With Baby Kicks Mum Muddling Through My Kid Doesn't Poop Rainbows Honest Mum Life, Love and Dirty Dishes The Mum Project Mumma Scribbles An Imperfect Mum And Then The Fun Began Mummy Fever This Mum's Life Cuddle Fairy Image HTML map generator

35 Comments on 2 Toddlers, 1 Royal Balcony, And The Worlds Press: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

  1. Sarah - threediferentdinners
    June 23, 2016 at 11:11 pm (4 months ago)

    Catherine, Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge: “Pastel? why did we wear PASTEL?????” Help!
    Duke of Cambridge: “Why do you thing I wore ‘pick and mix’?”


  2. Silly Mummy
    June 23, 2016 at 10:31 pm (4 months ago)

    Haha! That’s so true! I don’t like the royal family, so I never watch any of these events or pay attention to them, & therefore it had never occurred to me to think it is odd. Yes, why don’t any of these disasters happen? But perhaps it is just luck – they only ever have them out in public infrequently & for very short periods, right? #fridayfrolics
    Silly Mummy recently posted…Are The Toddlers (*Gasp*) Brexit Supporters?My Profile

  3. Sarah Admissions of a Working Mother
    June 21, 2016 at 10:06 am (4 months ago)

    haha love it – especially the royal poo face pic! It’s amazing how well behaved they are – maybe the bribes and promised rewards are too much to pass over?! #stayclassymama

  4. The DADventurer (Dave)
    June 21, 2016 at 9:00 am (4 months ago)

    It must be so stressful being in front of the media with kids. It’s bad enough just getting out of the house, let alone standing on a balcony with the world watching. Still, I’m yet to see them in soft play, so they can’t be *that* good parents…

  5. Cheryl @ Tea or Wine
    June 20, 2016 at 12:14 pm (4 months ago)

    Hah Hah! You’re so right, I hadn’t even thought of this before, but surely even royal babies must have tantrums, need naps and feel the need to explore their royal balcony surroundings?! I wonder how on earth William and Kate managed to look so serene?! #TheList
    Cheryl @ Tea or Wine recently posted…When Will Dinner be Different?My Profile

  6. Unhinged Mummy
    June 18, 2016 at 8:45 pm (4 months ago)

    There was a short video doing the rounds on social media this week where the queen was heard to be telling William to “stand up” braise he was bent over talking to George. I guess William isn’t as impeccably behaved as the kids 😉 I wonder whether William was hissing at George through gritted teeth “In a minute” lol. On a serious note though, I’m sure they have plenty of assistants to help out but yeah I doubt my kids would have even managed to hold it together for the time they were on the balcony. Infact my two would have probably been trying to beat the crap out of each other the whole time.


  7. Tim
    June 17, 2016 at 11:39 pm (4 months ago)

    I often think the kids’ first thought must be, “Who are you trying to impress with those medals, baldie?” Just saying. #fridayfrolics

  8. My Petit Canard
    June 17, 2016 at 5:45 pm (4 months ago)

    I love this! I’d never really thought about quite how “lucky” they were with this day till I read this post. Wouldnt you love to be a fly on the wall to know what those 30 seconds were like before they all stepped onto that balcony 😉 Emily #TheList

  9. Lucy
    June 17, 2016 at 3:12 pm (4 months ago)

    Ha ha, George really is doing a bit of a poo face!

    I hadnt considered before how tricky it must be to get them to behave at this type of thing, my little boy would be all over the place screaming when he wasnt able to chew on the balcony or pull off that hat!!

  10. Crummy Mummy
    June 17, 2016 at 2:44 pm (4 months ago)

    They were extraordinarily well behaved weren’t they! It hadn’t occurred to me before but mine certainly wouldn’t have been. Perhaps they practised… #thelist
    Crummy Mummy recently posted…Wheelchair vs buggy: the big bus debateMy Profile

  11. Honest Mum
    June 17, 2016 at 10:19 am (4 months ago)

    Haha, it always amazes me how well those little ones do and they remain so happy and composed. George seems to have not been affected by the terrible twos-not in public anyway! A lovely family x

  12. Saffy
    June 17, 2016 at 9:38 am (4 months ago)

    We didn’t have the wee wee dance we had the duck and willy grab haha. #fridayfrolics

  13. Fran Back With A Bump
    June 17, 2016 at 8:25 am (4 months ago)

    Love Right Royal Mothers posts. I’d
    Love to be a fly on the wall just to see if Kate’s ever watching Jeremy Kyle while George is arguing he wants Peppa Pig on! #fridayfrolics

  14. Rhyming with Wine
    June 17, 2016 at 8:13 am (4 months ago)

    Hillarious! I mean who actually wears a hat with a big flower on it, and carries a toddler within grabbing reach, and manages to not have it dragged off her head pulling the royal hairstyle into an immediate “dropped on by a parachute” look? Who? How? Hmmmf.

    Brilliant post! xx
    Rhyming with Wine recently posted…Going “Out Out!” 20 things that have changed in 20 years.My Profile

  15. Alison (MadHouseMum)
    June 17, 2016 at 8:09 am (4 months ago)

    I grinned to myself reading this, because when I saw that picture in the paper, similar thoughts were going through my head! I love your conversations, especially: George is doing the wee wee dance and Grandpa can’t sing Wheels on the Bus right now 🙂 Alison #FridayFrolics

  16. Emma
    June 17, 2016 at 7:43 am (4 months ago)

    Just popping back and this reminded me of a wedding we went to when Oldest was a baby. When it got to the reason “do you know of any reasons why…” the church was silent, you could have heard a pin drop and then Oldest did the loudest trump! Awkward #FridayFrolics
    Emma recently posted…Film from the weekend – timelapseMy Profile

  17. Charlene
    June 16, 2016 at 10:57 pm (4 months ago)

    Royal kids are always suspiciouly calm. I don’t wanna suggest that they hypnotise them or drug them but they hypnotise them or drug them #FridayFrolics

  18. Geraldine
    June 16, 2016 at 10:36 pm (4 months ago)

    Ah such a cute pic and you’re right, they’re normal people with toddlers! Toddlers don’t care what their lineage is, toddlers are toddlers and Lord knows they’re messy 🙂 #Fridayfrolics
    Geraldine recently posted…Everything I Do Makes me Feel GuiltyMy Profile

  19. the frenchie mummy
    June 16, 2016 at 9:29 pm (4 months ago)

    It must be so stressful, but let’s be honest, they have dozens of assistants right? This thought already makes me feel so much better #FridayFrolics

  20. Mudpie Fridays
    June 16, 2016 at 8:44 pm (4 months ago)

    Lol you raise a very good point – I would love to know what actually goes on – the all look immaculate something that doesn’t happen in our house! I love Kate’s hat she always looks so put together no snot or sick in sight … If only!! Thanks for joining us at #BloggerClubUK hope to see you again next week x

  21. Merlinda Little (Glimmer of Hope)
    June 16, 2016 at 7:46 pm (4 months ago)

    Aww Moms know how to hide that panicky feeling! Shes so graceful in hiding hers =P

    Lovely read!

    Merlinda Little (Glimmer of Hope) recently posted…A FriendMy Profile

  22. Rheagan
    June 16, 2016 at 1:52 am (4 months ago)

    I got a good chuckle out of this! Brilliant!

  23. Suzanne
    June 15, 2016 at 9:12 pm (4 months ago)

    We have just been to a wedding and as the bride made her entrance my little girl said VERY loudly “I want a cheese sandwich” then insisted on lying across mine and my husband’s seat so we had to crouch down in front. Mortifying! #bloggerclubuk

  24. Jo Sandelson
    June 15, 2016 at 6:01 pm (4 months ago)

    hehe. actually ‘Grandad’ got out of it and was hosting a street party in the countryside which has another type of poo smell, so he didn’t escape really!
    love the imagined chat – prob happened just like that, goodness knows how many necklaces i’ve lost to friends’ babies “ah what a cute babby with such chubby fists OY GERROFF you maniac.” yeah i know i’m not exactly perfect godmother material. Jo:)

  25. Hayley McLean
    June 15, 2016 at 5:28 pm (4 months ago)

    This is hilarious! And SO TRUE! HOW do they actually manage to keep the kids from having threenager melt downs at these events?! HOW is Kate wearing that hat without Charlotte yanking it off?! #bloggerclubuk
    Hayley McLean recently posted…Siblings In JuneMy Profile

  26. Ellen
    June 15, 2016 at 3:23 pm (4 months ago)

    Ahh this is so funny! I was just thinking this morning I hadn’t been to your blog for ages, sorry! They really were well behaved, I can’t even imagine how stressed Kate and Will were though… They are very cute kids! Just imagining Prince Philip singing wheels on the bus, amazing… #BloggerClubUK
    Ellen recently posted…Wires, cushions & feet: my baby’s favourite playthingsMy Profile

  27. Mummy Fever
    June 15, 2016 at 10:29 am (4 months ago)

    lol – love this – imagine the price that would be paid for the little prince engaged in a two finger nose picking session! Ha Ha!

    Thanks for linking up to #sharewithme – hope to see you next week
    Mummy Fever recently posted…Meals in minutesMy Profile

  28. Emma
    June 15, 2016 at 10:04 am (4 months ago)

    Haha, they were very well behaved but I agree that you could see the look of fear in their eyes. I am totally loving the idea that Harry has taught George some naughty words too! #bloggerclubuk
    Emma recently posted…Raising children in a violent worldMy Profile

  29. blabbermama
    June 15, 2016 at 8:49 am (4 months ago)

    Actually good point… I always see these kids and don’t see them as ‘normal toddlers’ which is ridiculous as they are just little toddlers (albeit huge responsibilities in the future) now I’m quite envious, if that was my son he would be covered in teething dribble, yanking mummy’s hair which she should’ve got cut! #bloggerclubuk


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Comment *

CommentLuv badge