Parents of the more spirited children of the world can well understand the abject terror of taking their child to a formal event.
However it's unlikely that the event in question will be broadcast to millions across the world.
Such is the pain of Princess Madeleine of Sweden, whose face bore all the signs of parental exasperation, helplessly watching her 4-year-old daughter Princess Leonore splayed on the floor at her baby sister's christening.
Seated with her youngest daughter 3-month-old Princess Adrienne in arms, Madeleine was powerless to stop the awesome display of her child's spirit that has so captivated and entertained the world.
Leonore rolls around shoeless in a very unprincess-like fashion as the proceedings carry on behind her.
Her mother, no doubt feeing the heavy weight of royal protocol, shoots her daughter a warning glare.