Sometimes there's simply nothing that can stop a child from throwing a tantrum, not even a meeting with the Queen.
That appeared to be the case when a young boy named Alfie joined a female Army officer at the unveiling of a new war memorial, which honors those who served in Afghanistan and Iraq, at London's Victoria Embankment Gardens.
The child, who was dressed for the occasion in a dark suit, was meant to be presenting the Queen with flowers, but it seems he didn't really want to be there. Instead, he refused to hand over the bouquet and lashed out with his arms and legs while being held by the Army officer.
The moment a youngster throws a tantrum in front of the Queen and Prince Philip at the unveiling of a new war memorial today. pic.twitter.com/XFh8nb9nRa— BBC London Newsroom (@BBCLondonNews) March 9, 2017
While the cause of the meltdown is unknown, it can probably be blamed on the fact that he is a toddler. Clearly, this is something Her Majesty knows how to handle. She and the Duke of Edinburgh could be seen cracking a smile as the officer tried to calm the boy down.
Eventually, the flowers proved to be a good distraction.
This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.