[Ed. – What’s wrong with the royal family? Don’t they know that make-believe guns result in make-believe death?]
The young royal was seen pretending to shoot the plastic firearm at other children and even his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge.
Twitter users questioned why he had been allowed to play with the toy gun, with many of those pointing to the current surge in violent crime that has hit the UK.
Among them was Adrina Price, who said: ‘Sad to see George playing with a gun when the whole country has a gun/knife crime situation.
‘Maybe in training for killing wild life in later years. Thought he was a sensitive child.
‘Better if he was seen playing with a toy car or football. Sadly the royals will never change.’
Twitter account Elegantroyals added: ‘This was the only disappointing thing about today’s polo match.
‘I really don’t get toy guns – why play with things you should never have to use
‘Kate alone shouldn’t be blamed about this as we don’t know who owns the toys, but someone should have said that this is not OK.’