Let’s be real: Life with a toddler is pretty much the same deal for everyone, whether you’re a regular person, an A-list movie star, or a future king of England. Need proof? Look no further than what recently happened on an A-list playdate between Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s son, Samuel, and Prince George.
As Ben revealed in a BBC1 special, he took Samuel, age 4, to an indoor play center in London earlier this year and was shocked to realize that the youngest members of the royal family were on the premises.
(Photo Credit: Getty)
“I noticed this weird vibe from the other grownups. They were all very well dressed and they had earpieces and I thought, ‘For a kids’ place this is tight security!’ I was the very last person to realize that Prince George and Princess Charlotte were in there playing with my kid,” the actor said.
But what really surprised Ben–or maybe it didn’t, since he’s been a dad for a while now–is that Samuel came down with a bout of the sniffles soon after the chance playdate.
“I can now tell [Sam] that he got a cold from the King of England!” joked Ben in the TV special.
Parents and grandparents everywhere: You were right! Those indoor play places are full of germs.
NEXT: Here are 12 of the most ADORABLE pics of Prince George being a regular kid.
Prince George Regular 7
He treats Buckingham like it's Chuck E. Cheese's.
When you're the royal toddler, you can use the palace windows as your own personal baby gym.
Prince George Regular 8
He's mesmerized by everything.
As millions stand before him, Prince George focuses his attention on birds and shiny objects.
Prince George Regular 4
Grace is not exactly his forté.
When you're a toddler, any time is a good time to take a nose-dive face first into the grass.
Prince George Regular 13
He loves pressing his face against things.
While leaving Canada, Prince George couldn't help but press his face against the plane's windows, because that's what you do when you're four.
Prince George Regular 1
He understands the sheer pleasure of popping bubbles.
Here, Prince George looks like a magazine ad as he partakes in the pure joy of popping bubbles.
Prince George Regular 2
He considers himself the big bro.
Prince George checks in on his little sis, Charlotte, to make sure she's OK.
Prince George Regular 5
He loves to play games.
Prince George has a ball (literally) while playing a game of catch with his parents.
Prince George Regular Kid 14
He goes to school.
The young prince looks just like any other kid as he departs for his first day of nursery school!
Prince George Regular 10
He likes to freak out his parents.
Like most kids, Prince George loves worrying his parents as he gets dangerously close to the balcony edge.
Prince George Regular 11
He hates really loud noises.
Clutching his headphones, Prince George hates the loud sound of the helicopter.
Prince George Regular 12
He loves blowing bubbles probably more than anything.
What kid doesn't love blowing bubbles — especially MASSIVE bubbles?!
Prince George Regular 9
He's not always on his best behavior.
With a mischievous look on his face, Prince George looks for fun amongst a crowd of adults.