Duchess Kate Is All Of Us Dealing With A 4-Year-Old And These Hilarious Tweets Prove It

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Over the past weekend, the world watched as the Royal Family and the Commonwealth of Nations celebrated the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.

The events, which took place over 4 days, honored the Queen for her long-standing devotion and lifetime of service over the past 70 years of her reign on the throne.

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And while the queen may have been the guest of honor, it’s her four-year-old great-grandson Prince Louis who really reigned supreme.

In just a few well-timed snapshots, the pint-sized prince proved that this is Louis’ world and we’re all just living in it – including the Queen herself.

While the little prince only made two appearances, once on the balcony during the Trooping of Color Parade on Friday and then again at the Platinum Jubilee Pageant on Sunday, it’s safe to say he made the most of the time he was given.

The press had a field day taking pictures and videos of Louis in all of his four-year-old glory.

With his hilarious facial expressions and cheeky reactions he captivated the world – and Twitter – with his show-stealing shenanigans.

Of course, as with everything in this world, some people just couldn’t help but take issue with the prince’s behavior and Kate’s parenting.

Oh to be such a perfect parent ***insert eyeroll here***

You guys, her 4-year-old “compirted herself.”

Just because she has a nanny, it doesn’t mean she’s not parenting her kids.

And then there was this commenter, the matriarch of the third generation of perfect 4-year-olds. You might want to clutch those pearls a little tighter.

You’re not missing anything. HE’S FOUR. And while you may have been perfect, and your children may have been perfect, and your grandchildren may have been perfect (although extremely doubtful), Prince Louis is a TYPICAL four-year-old.

He is not wild, or feral, or a spoiled brat.

He’s FOUR. 

Was he bored? Probably. Tired? Probably. Hungry? Probably. What we do know for certain is that he’s four. With his threenager self barely in the rearview mirror. 

 

Look, anyone who has ever had a four-year-old knows; they’re not robots. They have a will of their own. And they have zero qualms in exerting it.

They don’t give a shit whether you’re here for it or not. 

Sure, four-year-olds are awesome. They’re hilarious, and adorable, and give the best cuddles.

But they are also neck-deep in the throes of the f*cking fours.

You have no idea what they’re going to say or do next. Are they going to charm everyone in the grocery store or turn into a writhing pile of goo in aisle 9 because they can’t have the Cocoa Puffs?

Are they going to sit quietly in their seat and smile sweetly or stick out their tongue and jump wildly up and down, screaming at you, “I want the RED gummies!!”

You just don’t know.

Is he whispering sweet nothings or threatening to ruin her?

Could be either.

 

And quite frankly, Duchess Kate handled her 4-year-old like the absolute queen that she is. I can’t imagine parenting on the world stage and yet, she appeared to take it all in stride.

She was calm and patient and even managed to find the humor in Louis’ hilarious antics. And what parent of a 4-year-old can’t relate to what she must have been feeling as she tried to keep her shit together while quietly rage-whispering at him to “STOP IT” (probably).

We’ve all been there. We are ALL Kate.

Twitter parents are right there with her or have survived to live the tale.

Here are a few of our favorite tweets about the reality of living with four-year-olds.

Four-year-olds are savage.

They will look you dead in the eyes and stomp every ounce of your self-respect into itty bitty bits.

They are the masters of their universe. And we’re just living in it.

They’re gonna be who they want to be:

Say what they want to say, especially when it comes to public humiliation (yours not theirs):

Wear what they wanna wear (or not)…

..and eat what they wanna eat. Except for broccoli.

Even when you do give them what they want? It’ll still be wrong.

Four-year-olds will argue with you about anything and make you question reality…

…even if it doesn’t make any sense. Like, at all.

Wait, do we own a boat?

Yup, four-year-olds are fun. They will drive you to the brink of insanity and back again. They will make you laugh with their hilarious antics (when we’re not crying, that is).

As for Prince Louis? His “behavior” over the weekend seemed pretty typical of a four-year-old and honestly, we can’t wait to see what he’ll do next.

 

 

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