Prince William Asks Prince George If He's Okay As Royals Are Slammed For Making Him Wear Suit At Wimbledon
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However, while many of us strip off, have frequent cold showers and shelter in the shade, others have bravely taken to Wimbledon clothed in their best formal attire.
Prince George in particular has gained a lot of attention while attending Wimbledon, not only for his horrified reaction to Nick Kyrgio's foul language, but also for braving the beating sun in a full suit for the finale of the Men's Singles yesterday, Sunday 10 July.
An urgent Level 2 weather warning was released by the Met Office earlier this week, before later being upgraded to a Level 3 warning.
However, rather than taking off his jacket and loosening his tie, eight-year-old Prince George was spotted remaining in his full attire.
While many viewed a video of Prince William checking in with his son to ask if he was 'okay' as 'very sweet' and a clear indicator of how much he 'loves his kids and wife,' others were far from impressed by Prince George showing up in a suit.
One Wimbledon viewer noted their 'shock' at seeing 'little Prince George sitting in a suit and tie in the sun' and 'heat'.
"What are they thinking? Put the child in a T shirt for goodness sake!" they said.
Another wrote: "Just been told Prince George is at Wimbledon in a suit and tie in this heat. How old is he for goodness sake? 8?"
"Poor Prince George. Trussed up in a suit and tie on the hottest day at Wimbledon. I know he's 3rd in line, but he's a little boy, for crying out loud. A nice, collared cotton tee and a pair of slacks would be much more comfortable, poor kid," a third said.
Anyone called the NSPCC on Prince William and Kate ? Who makes their child wear a suit and tie in 30+degree heat 🥵. Prince George is getting redder and redder in the face 😳. Just cruel 🤦♀️— jane turnbull⭐️🖤🐟😷💙💫🌻 (@janeturnbull17) July 10, 2022
Poor Prince George in a suit and tie at Wimbledon.— Sheila (@giddypop) July 10, 2022
It's 28 degrees in Wimbledon. Poor Prince George must be boiling in his suit and tie 😰 #Wimbledon2022— Trina Conroy (@TrinaCon) July 10, 2022
poor Prince George. Trussed up in a suit and tie on the hottest day at Wimbledon. I know he's 3rd in line, but he's a little boy, for crying out loud. A nice, collared cotton tee and a pair of slacks would be much more comfortable, poor kid.— Rustic Pumpkin 🌻 Please Wear A Mask (@BeingMyHappy) July 10, 2022
According to My Bucket List Events there isn't any specific dress code for Wimbledon, but items of clothing such as sport shorts, running vests, jeans and dirty trainers are forbidden.
Royal editor of the Evening Standard Robert Jobson even questioned: "I know there is a strict dress code in the Royal Box at @Wimbledon & his mum & dad are very respectful of such things, but did Prince George really have to wear a suit and tie in that heat?
"Surely a smart polo shirt and chinos would have been fine, he’s only 8!"
Poor Prince George. The only child in the UK this heatwave Sunday having to wear a suit. (Hope he's not aiming to go to see the Minions film next) #Wimbledon2022— EnglishRoses (@EnglishRoses) July 10, 2022
I don't care what family they are, no way should parents take their child to the Wimbledon mens final today, in these temperatures and make them wear a suit and tie 'Prince George', he's 8 years old for gods sake not 80. Shorts, T-Shirt, sun hat and sun cream. #WimbledonFinal— Looking Good 👀 🇺🇦 (@coll69696969) July 10, 2022
However, some fans of the Royal Family were quick to leap to the Duke and Duchess' defence.
One said: "For me today is all about Prince George Alexander of Cambridge I love that his Parents are easing him into his role, And teaching him to respect the dress code. For the ones complaining about suits, he is the future King of England, not your regular boy. So moving on!"
"He seemed quite at home in that suit today. He looked happy and relaxed. Worth getting dressed up to meet the Wimbledon champion and hold that trophy!" another said.
A final resolved: "Prince George is 8 years old & has a mind of his own. It's possible that HE likes wearing a suit & tie, like his dad. It's also possible HE wanted to keep his jacket on.
"People should stop commenting based on their own assumptions, thinking they are the truth. They aren't."
LADbible has contacted Kensington Palace for comment.