Some things are just understood by all humans, even those as vastly different as members of the royal family and the rest of humanity. One of those things we can all relate to: acknowledging that wearing a giant fluff-ball of a hat in the hot sun and riding a horse all day kind of sucks.
OK, maybe not all of us can relate to that situation specifically. But we can sure as hell relate to poor Prince William’s facial expressions when he had to do it during rehearsals for the queen’s birthday celebrations. The queen’s birthday is actually in April, but ceremony dictates it be celebrated during the summer, a time of year that must making wearing one of those damned hats unbearably hot. Will’s face says it all.
Here he is trying to adjust his chin strap without touching his face:
Here he is trying to sneakily push his hat back up with a salute after it fell over his eyes:
Here he is continuing to ride his horse completely blind because his hat won’t stay put on his head:
Here he is throwing mad shade because this whole situation is so stuffy and uncomfortable:
And here he is wondering how much more of this he has to endure before he can go home and (probably) finish the new season of Orange Is the New Black:
The moral of the story? Even the royals themselves get fed up with all the pomp and ceremony in their lives sometimes. It’s just one more reason to love them to pieces.