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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released Prince George's photographs on his third birthday on Friday. However, the images, which were all kinds of cute, also received flak as the little prince was seen offering an ice cream to their family dog, Lupo.

Animal rights groups and Twitterati condemned the royal family, and some even shamed the three-year-old, with one person calling him a "monarchist monster."

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), however, had a much more sensible reaction to the image.

"It is lovely that Prince George is trying to help keep his family dog, Lupo, cool in these high temperatures," the RSPCA said in a statement. "We would advise to be cautious when giving their dogs food meant for human consumption as some items, like chocolate, can be highly toxic to dogs and dairy items can be difficult for them to digest."

However, many others said that they raised dogs and shared ice-creams with them and their dogs were fine.  

Four photos were released by Kensington Palace on Prince George's birthday.

One Twitter user said, "Monarchist MONSTER! - Never give a dog Ice Cream! At worst: it'll die, At best: the dog will diarrhea everywhere!" Later, the user, who runs a parody account, said, "So, everyone DOES realize that I don't REALLY believe Prince George to be a "Monarchist Monster" right? Right? #Joke #FREESPEECH #USA ?" 

There were other people on Twitter who said: