Mike Tindall, the husband of Prince William’s cousin Zara Tindall, has revealed “complete sugar highs” were behind Prince Louis’ mischievous behaviour during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
In his podcast, The Good, The Bad and The Rugby, Tindall said 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 said.
“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.”
The four-year-old prince was pictured trying to shush his mum, the Duchess of Cambridge with his hand, pulling faces and poking his tongue out at her as she attempted to settle him.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have taken to social media to respond to the widespread comment on their youngest child’s cheeky antics.
“What a fantastic weekend of celebrations. Seeing people across the nation coming together with family, friends and loved ones has been extremely special,” the couple wrote.
“Thank you to everyone who turned out to show their gratitude to The Queen and her inspiring 70 years of leadership. From the crowds on the Mall to communities hosting street parties up and down the country, we hope you had a weekend to remember.
“We all had an incredible time, especially Louis…”
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Fans took to social media to talk about how comical the adorable Prince’s behaviour was.
— Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) June 5, 2022
Nooo this is so cute! ????????
Prince William, Prince George, Princess Charlotte The Duchess of Cambridge and Mia Tindall’ reaction when Prince Louis was celebrating ????
Prince George’s reaction is the best ????
Gif: tumblr, willandkate pic.twitter.com/6eS3zmNFQi
— Isa (@isaguor) June 7, 2022
Can we all agree that Prince Louis won the #PlatinumJubilee please?
— Zoe Forsey (@ZoeForsey) June 6, 2022
Some of Prince Louis’ antics drew comparisons with Prince Williams’s behaviour at past royal events.
like father, like son ????????
Prince William in 1988/Prince Louis in 2022 pic.twitter.com/Tde8k4LWQM
— Isa (@isaguor) June 2, 2022
— abby???? (@The_Cambridgess) June 2, 2022
Tindall also revealed that the highlight of the Jubilee weekend was a private lunch with the Queen’s grandchildren and their families.