Dancing in his seat, making faces and cheekily blowing a raspberry on his mother – Prince Louis has often caused a stir during the platinum anniversary
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Prince Louis stole some of the thunder from his great-grandmother this weekend thanks to her cheeky facial expressions and exuberant demeanor.
Wherever he appeared, the four-year-old drew a lot of attention – from his first car debut on Thursday during Trooping the Color to his stint at Sunday’s pageant.
Waving at crowds and pulling funny faces, his entertaining reactions — and distractions — that he caught on camera left people in awe.
We’ve looked at some of his most entertaining moments over the past four days – which for many have been a refreshing reminder that even royal children are immune to the pomp and pomp that surrounds them.
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Royal fans were let down by Prince Louis’ reactions to the flypast – where he stole the show.
He was seen jumping for joy at the incredible performance before covering his ears as the loud planes roared overhead during the event that kicked off the Queen’s four-day platinum jubilee celebrations.
He then waved to the planes before turning to his great-grandmother to ask a question.
His mother appeared to be trying to calm him down with a few reassuring words while the queen gazed admiringly at her great-grandson.
“Prince Louis steals the show,” gushed one fan. “Prince Louis screaming and crying because the planes are too loud will undoubtedly be my favorite anniversary moment,” commented another.
He blows raspberries at his mother
The four-year-old tried to cover his mother’s mouth before blowing raspberries in an animated display during Sunday’s competition.
Kate Middleton, 40, was seen keeping a close eye on her youngest son – who thumbed his nose up after becoming restless.
On the final day of the celebrations, he was captured with a variety of facial expressions before cheekily silencing his mother.
Not content to remain in his seat, the young prince was also seen dancing enthusiastically before pausing to eat a chocolate chip cookie.
That combination endeared him to the folks back home who watched the pageant on TV—who were let down.
One wrote: “Prince Louis steals the show once again.”
Another added: “This kid is a joy to watch (probably a handful of parents!) but what a super little character he seems to be!”
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Cheeky moment with Mike Tindall
Mike Tindall reminded Prince Louis he was keeping an eye on him in a sweet exchange from the second row.
Louis pulled more than a few expressive faces as he watched the pageant with his family doing their best to entertain him.
The former England rugby player joined the four-year-old to pull funny expressions – and hinted to Louis that he was on guard, which made Kate laugh.
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Sitting on his grandfather’s lap
Prince Louis shared a touching moment with his grandfather Prince Charles after he became restless and wandered over during the anniversary competition.
Future king Prince Charles rocked the cheeky four-year-old while he sat on his knee and they watched the show.
But he was quickly reunited with his mother – and was seen standing in his chair for a better view.
The three young royals beamed as they waved to well-wishers – but it seems Prince Louis was a bit overzealous.
Seven-year-old Charlotte, dressed in a cornflower blue dress, was seen holding down her brother’s hand after a particularly enthusiastic struggle – but his arm quickly snapped up again.
Photos from above also show her holding her little brother’s hand during the trip, supporting him on this massive occasion.
His facial expression over the past few days
In general, the young prince’s facial expressions pleased people.
The four-year-old has been spotted at various times cocking a snook, putting his hands in front of his face and clenching his fists. He reacted with amazement at every event – and left people stinging on social media.
One fan wrote, “Prince Louis is iconic as always.” Another called his facial expression “legendary,” while a third added, “He deserves his own meme section. I can not [deal] how expressive his face is.”
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The delighted four-year-old couldn’t stop himself from quizzing the Queen during her platinum anniversary celebration, a lipreader said.
He was photographed exchanging a few words with his great-grandmother as they waited for the planes and helicopters to fly overhead.
And a lipreader has told the Mirror what the pair seemed to be talking about – and it seems like there was one thing Louis was desperate to know.
According to Jeremy Freeman, a lip-reading expert, Louis asked, “Are the Red Arrows coming?” To which the Queen very dryly replied, “I hope so.”
As the Red Arrows appeared, painting the sky red, white, and blue, Louis’ excitement seemed to peak after Mr. Freeman said the boy exclaimed, “Yes, yes, yes.”
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