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The unexpected double act of the Platinum Jubilee: The Queen and Prince Louis

Platinum Jubilee celebrations are well underway now with Trooping of the Colour finishing with an impressive fly-past. While the Royal Air Force’s display in the sky was incredible to watch, another duo stole the show- The Queen and Prince Louis.

The four-year-old Prince Louis, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s youngest child, joined his parents, siblings, grandparents, and great-grandmother on the balcony at Buckingham Palace after the Birthday Parade to watch the fly-past. While royal children don’t always appear to enjoy the public events they attend, Louis looked to be having a wonderful time. 

The Queen spent much of the fly-past talking with her great-grandson, explaining what was happening above them. It speaks to the closeness of the family, that Louis turned to his great-grandmother to ask his questions rather than his parents or siblings.

She also looked to be in great spirits, especially when talking with the outgoing Louis. The RAF certainly put on a thrilling show for everyone, but the media’s attention was squarely on this new royal pair.

Aside from reports of George appearing on the balcony with his father, grandfather, and great-grandmother on June 5 to end the Jubilee, we do not know if we will see the Cambridge children again during the celebrations. George and Charlotte may attend the Service of Thanksgiving tomorrow, but Louis will most likely not attend. 

This is Prince Louis’s first major royal event. While his elder brother and sister have joined their parents at select events, most recently the late Duke of Edinburgh’s Service of Thanksgiving in March, Louis has not attended due to his young age. 

In the procession on the way to Horse Guards for the Birthday Parade, Louis also enjoyed himself thoroughly. He was beaming as he continued to wave at the cheering crowds until his older sister, Princess Charlotte, put his hand down. 

Perhaps Prince Louis will start making more appearances at events, with or without his grandmother, as he appears to be a natural with the crowds. 

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