Prince Louis’ antics steal the show at this year’s Trooping the Colour ceremony

Jun 18, 2024
Young Louis has developed quite the reputation for his scene-stealing antics. Source: Getty Images.

During this year’s Trooping the Colour ceremony all eyes were firmly fixed on Princess Catherine as she made her long-awaited return to the public eye.

However, while many royal watchers were eagerly awaiting a glimpse of the beloved Princess it was her son Prince Louis who truly stole the show on the day.

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Never one to shy away from putting on a show for the public the young royal was spotted busting out some dance moves while on the balcony of Buckingham Palace which elicited a stern reprimand from his older sister, Princess Charlotte.

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The big day appeared to wear on the 6-year-old as he was later seen yawning widely while making faces as the ceremony proceeded.

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Young Louis has developed quite the reputation for his scene-stealing antics, the Prince made headlines previously for his mischievous behaviour during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in 2022.

Louis was pictured trying to shush his mum with his hand, pulling faces and poking his tongue out at her as she attempted to settle him.

In his podcast, The Good, The Bad and The Rugby, Mike Tindall offered an explanation for Louis’ behaviour, telling listeners that the young Prince had unfettered access to lots of sugar.

“Louis, he was just wanting to have fun, and my two [daughters] are always mischievous, so it was trying to keep a lid on,” Tindall explained at the time.

“There was a lot of sweets out back, though, so they had complete sugar highs. It’s tough for them. They’re all young, so asking them to sit, because it was two ’til five or whatever, it’s a long time.

“As any parent knows, you just do whatever needs to be done.”

While Louis certainly has a knack for stealing the spotlight at major royal events, during this year’s Trooping the Colour the highlight was certainly Princess Catherine’s return to the public eye following a prolonged absence as she undergoes treatment for cancer. 

During this year’s ceremony, Catherine delighted fans as she rode in a covered carriage with her three children to take part in celebrations for the birthday of King Charles.

Wearing a pale outfit decorated with a white and navy ribbon by fashion designer Jenny Packham and a broad-brimmed matching hat by milliner Philip Treacy, Catherine watched the ceremony from a window overlooking the parade ground.

She pointed out aspects of the event to her children while Charles saluted passing troops.

The King and Queen, as well as William, Catherine and other members of the Royal Family later returned to Buckingham Palace to watch a military fly-past from the balcony where Catherine smiled broadly and waved to an adoring crowd.





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