20 times Prince George looked royally unimpressed

Prince George looks unimpressed upon landing in Germany. Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters
  • Prince George is occasionally photographed looking less-than-thrilled about royal life.
  • He has appeared unimpressed on royal engagements with his parents, Prince William and Kate Middleton.
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His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge has perfected a world-weary glare at age 7. He’s often caught surveying his surroundings with an expression that says, “Meh.”

Not that he’s actually unimpressed: We’d wager that George is reacting like any child would if faced with hundreds of strange faces and shuttering paparazzi cameras on a daily basis. But there’s something about that frosty gaze on his tiny, angelic features that makes him incomparably adorable.

Here are 20 times when Prince George looked royally unimpressed.

When the helicopters were way too loud:

Prince George visiting the Royal International Air Tattoo in July 2016. AP/Richard Pohle

At the Royal International Air Tattoo in 2016, he wore earmuffs to block out the noise.

When his christening outfit had one too many ruffles:

Prince George at his christening in October 2013. Getty Images

His christening outfit was later worn by his siblings, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

When his baby sister Charlotte was born:

Visiting the hospital in 2015. Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images

His younger sister was born in 2015.

When he had to wrap up his first trip to Australia on a bad hair day:

Prince George prepares to depart Australia in April 2014. AP/Rob Griffith

He visited Australia with his parents in 2014.

When he caught up with this grandfather:

Prince George and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, with Prince Charles of Wales in 2015. Getty Images/Chris Jackson

He didn’t look thrilled about his mum fixing his hair.

When New Zealand’s governor-general held his hand:

Prince George in Wellington, New Zealand in 2014. AP/Ross Setford

Meeting the governor-general of New Zealand isn’t a big deal for a baby.

When he laid eyes on Canada for the first time:

Prince George makes his debut in Canada in September 2016. Getty Images/Chris Jackson

He was too shy to high five Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

When people were watching him watch a parade:

The royal family watches a parade in June 2016. AP/Tim Ireland

He watched a parade from the balcony of Buckingham Palace in 2016.

When his mum’s hair didn’t taste very good:

Prince George in Wellington, New Zealand in 2014. AP/Marty Melville

He had a taste of Kate Middleton’s hair while visiting New Zealand.

When the grown-ups were talking about boring stuff:

The royal family on their 2014 trip to New Zealand. Getty Images/Hagen Hopkins

Royal engagements involve a lot of adults talking.

When he met a bilby at the zoo:

The royal family in Sydney, Australia, in 2014. Getty Images/Chris Jackson

On a visit to Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Prince George made some animal friends.

When being this cute was just too big a burden to bear:

Prince George at his sister’s christening in July 2015. Getty Images/Chris Jackson

He looked exactly like Prince William as a child in his ruffled shirt and red shorts.

When another kid got to play with that awesome green ball:

Prince George takes a play break during his 2014 trip to New Zealand. Getty Images

Royal kids have playtime, too.

When he had to shake a pilot’s hand:

Prince George during a visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo in 2016. Getty Images/Chris Jackson

He was a bit shy.

When he told the paparazzi to talk to the hand:

Prince George at Buckingham Palace in June 2015. Reuters/Stefan Wermuth

Prince George has been photographed by news outlets and paparazzi since birth.

When the Australian Prime Minister showed up to say hi:

Prince George during the royal family’s 2014 trip to Australia. Getty Images/Chris Jackson

He was too young to know anything about meeting a prime minister.

When the then-president of the United States interrupted his bedtime routine:

President Barack Obama visits with Prince George in April 2016. Getty Images/The White House

Prince George came out to say goodnight to then-President Obama when he and Michelle visited the UK in 2016.

When his aunt’s wedding dragged on forever:

Prince George at the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews in 2017. Kirsty Wigglesworth/Pool/Reuters

Princess Charlotte and Prince George were flower boys and girls at Pippa Middleton’s wedding to James Matthews.

When Polish soldiers weren’t that interesting:

The royal family arrives at a military airport in Warsaw, Poland, in 2017. Kacper Pempel/Reuters

Been there, done that.

When he had to hold his parents’ hands:

Prince George arrives at Tegel airport in Berlin, Germany, in 2017. Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

All of the media attention surely gets exhausting.