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What Twitter had to say about Justin Trudeau being denied a high five by Prince George

Prince George arrived in Victoria, B.C., with his royal parents on Saturday, whereupon he promptly denied Justin Trudeau a high-five. Which, of course he did. No three-year-old wants anything to do with any adult who isn’t their mom or dad. But the internet doesn’t care about child psychology; it cares about memes. And so it was a matter of minutes before the aborted high-five became fodder for the international press. Here’s what Twitter had to say.

Some attributed the snub to cultural differences:

Others predicted dire consequences for Canadian/British relations:

A few grappled with the etiquette issues at play:

Still others admired the young prince’s restraint:

Media watchers ascribed grave importance to the event:

Justin Trudeau (or, at any rate, his parody Twitter account), turned to the internet for counsel:

A few mocked the young monarch:

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And there were those who longed for their own moment of hand-to-hand contact with the world’s dreamiest head of government:

One person came up with the perfect hashtag:

But the wisest shut their laptops and moved on to other things:

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