Sarah Ockwell-Smith, parenting expert and author of The Gentle Discipline Book told The Independent, "I understand why gun play worries parents, however research shows that any aggression demonstrated while engaging in "war play" is not carried over into real life.ie: kids who play with guns become no more violent than those who don't".
The royals clearly had a fun day out judging by the photos; George was seen playing with his slinky and his toy police set, while Charlotte was busy entertaining her mum with headstands and roly-polies.
Charlotte and George made the most of their day out. After the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton was spotted at the Houghton Horse Trials with Prince George and Princess Charlotte, as reported by the Inquisitr, and again, she was wearing another chambray Zara dress also priced around $70.
But the toy gun the prince was photographed playing with while sitting on the grass raised an eyebrow or two!
Prince George was seen playing with a policeman's kit, as his obsession with officers shows no sign of abating.
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Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge attend the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at the Beaufort Polo Club on June 10, 2018 in Gloucester, England.
The family aren't strangers to weaponry, with George's dad and uncle both having served time in the military - and lets not forget that the royals also hunt using guns, so maybe he's just getting himself a headstart. (It appears that George, who asked for a toy police auto for Christmas, is still very interested in law enforcement.) While it's not unusual whatsoever for kids to play pretend, some people are taking issue with Middleton for allowing him to play with a toy that looks so similar to a real-life gun.
"The Royals have either served in the armed forces or are married to someone who has served", royal expert Kelly Lynch, managing editor of Dailybreak, tells Yahoo Lifestyle.