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Kid Having A Meltdown In Front Of The Queen Is Every Toddler Ever

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03/10/2017 01:46pm ET

There’s nothing like an unpredictable toddler to make plans go awry, especially in front of Queen Elizabeth II.

On Thursday, the queen attended a ceremony in London to unveil the Iraq and Afghanistan war memorial. According to The Telegraph, 2-year-old Alfie Lunn had the big job of handing Elizabeth flowers, but decided to first have a meltdown instead, in true toddler fashion.

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Two-year-old Alfie Lun is held by his mother as Britain's Queen Elizabeth II arrives to unveil The Iraq and Afghanistan memorial at Victoria Embankment Gardens in central London on March 9, 2017.

Alfie’s parents attended the ceremony (described as “a dedication to those deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, either military or civilian, and those who supported them at home) because of their service in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Telegraph reports that his father, Sergeant Mark Lunn served in both countries and received the Military Cross. His mother, Corporal Michele Lunn, served in Afghanistan from 2011 to 2012 and is now serving in England.

Michele told The Telegraph the queen was “very understanding” of her son and thanked the toddler, who eventually handed over the flowers.

Perhaps the Queen has handled similar situations with her great-grandson, 3-year-old Prince George. Back in September, the little British royal left Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hanging when he tried to give him a high five.

Toddlers, gotta love ‘em.

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