Prince George sparks concern among fans as he's spotted 'screwing up his eyes' on latest outing

Fans spotted that Prince George wasn't wearing any sunglasses during his latest outing with Prince William

Prince William and Prince George - Prince George sparks concern
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Prince George sparked concern among fans after he was spotted 'screwing up his eyes' during his latest outing with dad Prince William. 

Following on from Prince Louis' 'legendary' appearance at Glastonbury that might have sparked fears for the Prince and Princess of Wales, Prince George sparked concern while enjoying some father and son time with his dad Prince William.

The Wales duo often attend sporting events together, whether it's the rugby or the Euros, or simply watching Aston Villa play.

But this time, George, who dressed smartly to join his father Prince William to watch England v Australia on day four of the LV= Insurance Ashes 2nd Test Match, was missing one vital summer staple from his outfit - a pair of sunglasses.

While choosing the best kids sunglasses isn't easy, going without shades at all can be 'damaging' to the eyes - with the UV rays just as harmful to the eyes as it is to the skin.

And fan's concerned about sun protection will love this suncream application hack on TikTok.

Royal fans picked up on the way the future King appeared to be struggling to focus on the game, and was seen 'screwing up his eyes' several times throughout the match, while Prince William wore shades to protect his eyes from the sun's glare.

One fan tweeted, "Prince George needs some sunglasses, he is screwing up his eyes, sunshine is too strong."

Another fan agreed, "They should get Prince George some sunglasses."

And a third added, "Prince George needs to wear sunglasses as well as dad."

According to Nationwide Children's Hospital, "The sun can cause sunburned corneas, cancer of the eyelid, cataracts, and macular degeneration, among other problems. 

"In addition, children are more susceptible because their lenses don’t block as much UV as adult lenses. Children also tend to spend more time outdoors than their parents, often in places where there is a lot of sun reflection. These include beaches, pools, and amusement parks. 

It added, "It is also important for your child to wear sunglasses in the snow as well. Most UV eye damage is the result of years of exposure."

But it's not the first time the young royal has gone without summer accessories - at Wimbledon last year he sparked concern among fans for an 'uncomfortable' formality that he should have been wearing sunglasses and a cap in the sun, as well as "cool" and "comfortable" clothing.

At the time one fan tweeted, "How about ditching protocol & letting Prince George take that jacket & tie off? A hat & some sunglasses wouldn't go amiss either."

And another added, "Poor Prince George has been squinting through all that.. give him some cute sunglasses like his Granny was wearing!"

Prince George covering his eyes at Wimbledon as his dad Prince William leans in wearing sunglasses

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During his latest outing, other fans picked up on how similar Prince George looked to his dad, sporting similar facial expressions.

How to protect kids' eyes from the sun:

  1. Make your child wear a wide-brimmed hat that shades their face
  2. Buy sunglasses that block both kinds of UV rays - ensure they fit correctly and comfortably.

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Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)