Heritage

How Queen Elizabeth Dealt With a Child Who Threw a Tantrum in Front of Her

The toddler wasn't impressed by meeting the monarch.
Comments

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.


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.

Comments
About The Author
Katie Jones
View Other Articles From Katie Jones
Comments
Latest Stories
 
Share
Look closely to see what these furry friends are made of.
 
Share
Harry Potter-themed airport displays, a newly awarded Michelin star restaurant, and the only rooftop bar in the world that serves its own tea-infused spirits.
 
Share
Meet the chefs behind the excellent dishes at some of the city's top hotels.
 
Share
The Duke recalled his own experience graduating from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
 
Share
Plus everything we know about the movie so far, from the premiere date to which characters aren't coming back.
 
Share
The tradition of the royal holiday greeting has changed over time.
 
Share
It's Meghan Markle's first royal Christmas card!
 
Share
Why skiing Australia should be on everyone's travel bucket list.
 
Share
During the holidays this seaside town transforms into a dreamy cold-weather escape.
 
Share
These powerful duos are making big changes in the fields of education, transportation, beauty, art, and design.
Load More Articles
CONNECT WITH US