Prince Louis – the youngest son of Prince William and Kate Middleton – made serious faces while looking at the Trooping The Color ceremony from a balcony next to his beloved great-grandmother the Queen.
The youngster, who has been described as ‘brutal’, held his hands to his ears, gasped and frowned as he watched a passing flight from the balcony of Buckingham Palace on Thursday, local time.
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At one point, you saw his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, place a comforting hand on his shoulder.
Kate wore a chic white blazer dress by Alexander McQueen, a navy and white Philip Treacy wide-brimmed hat adorned with sentimental jewelry.
They include pieces from Princess Diana’s jewelry collection that were a wedding gift from Prince William.
With a touching nod, Louis wore an outfit his father had worn as a boy at the wedding of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson in July 1986.
Trooping The Colour, also known as The Queen’s Birthday Parade, is a military ceremony performed by regiments of the British Army and has taken place since the mid-17th century.
It marks the official birthday of the British sovereign.
This year, from 2 June to 5 June 2022, there will be an additional celebration of Elizabeth II’s platinum jubilee in the UK and Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne on 6 February 1952.
The 96-year-old queen looked radiant for the occasion in a dove blue Angela Kelly ensemble with matching hat.
She smiled as she was greeted as soldiers and officers returned from the Horse Guards Parade after her birthday parade.
She stood on the balcony, but did use a walking stick for support.
Later that evening, she took part in a beacon lighting ceremony from Windsor Castle.
“The Queen thoroughly enjoyed today’s Birthday Parade and Flypas but experienced some discomfort,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement.
“Considering the travel and activity required to participate in the National Thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral tomorrow, Her Majesty has concluded with great reluctance that she will not be attending.”
Prince Charles, heir to the throne, represented his mother in the ceremonial role she has traditionally assumed.
He rode on horseback, closely followed by his sister Princess Anne and his son Prince William.
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle were back in the UK for the event but did not appear on the balcony with other members of the royal family.
They were reunited with the family as a couple for the first time since they sensationally resigned from their royal duties.
Meghan and Harry are reportedly set to spend some time with the Queen on Saturday.
And she is expected to meet the couple’s children, Archie and Lilibet, who is named after the Queen and will be celebrating her first birthday that day.
William and Kate are supposed to be 100km away in Wales at the time of the reunion, in what some consider stupidity.
“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Cardiff Castle on Saturday, June 4, to meet artists and crew involved in the special Platinum Jubilee Celebration concert to be held on the castle grounds later that afternoon,” the palace said in a press release.
In April, Prince Harry dodged a question about his father and brother during an interview with… NBC‘s Hoda Kotb.
Kotb asked the prince if he had missed them while he was in the US.
“Look, I mean… right now I’m here focused on these guys [at the Invictus Games] and give these families and everything I can, 120 percent to them to make sure they have the experience of a lifetime. That’s my focus here,” Harry replied.
In May, the UK’s Mirror reported that William and Harry had been messaging every few days via WhatsApp in an effort to build bridges in the run-up to the anniversary.
“The brothers needed time to let everything settle down. The family, including William, were disappointed with the way Harry and Meghan chose to leave the royal family,” a source told the publication.
“They’ve also had FaceTime conversations with their kids, which reconnected them.
“It looks like the two have healed the split and are back to their old buddies.
“Meghan’s distance from Kate also helped heal the friction between the two men.”
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