5 times British royals got angry, from Queen Elizabeth ‘charging over’ to tell off Prince William, to Kate Middleton scolding Prince George at her sister Pippa’s wedding
More often than not, when we see members of the British royal family, they are the embodiment of the phrase “cool, calm and collected”. Every now and then, though, they have been seen losing control – even if only for a second.
Those in attendance, including the Duke of Edinburgh, were called for a group photo, which apparently was taking longer than Prince Philip thought necessary. According to Sky News, the duke was overheard telling the gathered group of photographers: “Just take the f****** picture!” Video footage of the moment shows Prince William appearing to smile at his grandfather’s outburst.
We all know that minding children at weddings can be trying to say the least. That goes especially for the kids’ parents, who have to watch the often bored little ones while also being present in the moment. This often results in frustration boiling over on both sides, and it seems even the royals aren’t exempt from this.
When Pippa Middleton got married in 2017, her nephew, Prince George, was a page boy in the ceremony. The four-year-old ended up misbehaving, emptying one of the flower baskets on the floor and fiddling with Pippa’s dress, according to People magazine. Mother Kate jumped in quickly to give little George what appeared to be a firm talking to, which resulted in a few tears from the youngster.
Clearly not in the mood to answer, the prince called out the journalist by name, saying: “Rhiannon, don’t behave like this.”
Prince William was the cause of this memorable instance of royal rage. In a documentary for his grandmother’s 90th birthday, the duke recalled when he was scolded by Queen Elizabeth as a child after a game with his cousins got a tad rough.
“[Peter Phillips and I] were chasing Zara [Tindall] around who was on a go-kart, and managed to herd Zara into a lamp post and the lamp post came down and nearly squashed her,” he said.
- Sarah Ferguson was furious when a 60 Minutes interview turned to her News of the World scandal; she demanded footage be deleted before storming out
- Prince Harry and Meghan Markle did that tell-all interview with Oprah, but Harry was unimpressed by a Sky News reporter, saying: ‘Rhiannon, don’t behave like this’