Crowds were treated to the sight of George, eight, Charlotte, seven, and four-year-old Louis, taking part in their first carriage procession today to open the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
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A touching video shows Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis waving to their father Prince William before the Trooping the Color procession.
The siblings were seen making the sweet gesture to their father as they left Buckingham Palace in a horse-drawn carriage they shared with Kate and Camilla.
Prince William can then be seen waving back on horseback alongside Princess Anne and Prince Charles, who are resplendent in their military regalia – including their new Platinum Jubilee medals.
Crowds were treated to the sight of George, eight, Charlotte, seven, and four-year-old Louis, taking part in their first carriage procession today as the historic celebrations of the Queen’s 70th anniversary began.
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The nation greets the special bank holiday weekend with pomp, pageantry and high-profile celebrations, which will see millions of celebrities and the public gather to honor the monarch.
Thousands of well-wishers, clad in Union flags, party hats and plastic tiaras, flocked to central London for the trooping spectacle.
The young Cambridges and the Duchesses’ carriage known as the Barouche were followed by another with the Earl and Countess of Wessex and their children Lady Louise Windsor and Viscount Severn.
The Cambridge children smiled and waved enthusiastically as they sat in a row, with Louis, the youngest, surrounded by his older siblings. Eventually, Charlotte took charge and pushed Louis’ hand down while he kept waving.
The princess, dressed in a cornflower blue dress, and her brothers squinted in the morning sun during their royal anniversary outing.
The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and the Princess Royal’s husband, Vice-Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, were dispatched in the last carriage.
The Cambridge children bowed their heads as the national anthem was played upon their arrival at Horse Guards Parade.
George wore a navy suit, white shirt and blue tie for the occasion, while Louis wore a white and navy sailor-style top, reminiscent of an outfit his father wore to Trooping as a youth in 1985.
Charlotte’s hair was tousled, pinned up with two fine pigtails secured with a blue ribbon.
The Queen, meanwhile, arrived at Buckingham Palace ready to salute from the balcony, accompanied by her cousin the Duke of Kent, Colonel in the Scots Guards, as the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment and the Guards made their way back from the parade ground.
Struggling with ongoing mobility issues, the jubilee monarch, now 96, has opted to remain in her royal residence.
The once-in-a-lifetime anniversary celebrations will bring together members of the monarchy, celebrities from Britain and around the world, and people from across the UK to pay tribute to the Queen’s legacy over the weekend.
The Queen will return to the balcony for a second time on Thursday, accompanied by working royals and the Cambridge children, to watch a flyby of Royal Air Force aircraft.
There is a thanksgiving service at St Paul’s on Friday, Epsom Derby Day is on Saturday and Queen + Adam Lambert and Diana Ross officiate the BBC party that evening at the Palace.
On the final day, revelers will take to the streets of London for the jubilee competition, which will celebrate each decade of the monarch’s reign with puppets, dancers and music as ‘national treasures’.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/adorable-moment-charlotte-louis-wave-27131426 Charming moment Charlotte and Louis wave to Prince William before Trooping the Color