Though the Platinum Jubilee is unquestionably about the Queen, her achievements, and her 70 years on the throne, Prince Louis, the Queen’s great grandson, can’t help but steal the show.
As the spotlight shines on him, the adorable four-year-old has made himself impossible to miss, with royal watchers laughing at his typical toddler antics and expressive faces.
As he appeared on the famous Buckingham Palace balcony alongside his family, the little royal had everyone fawning over him, hilariously covering his ears as an aircraft soared overhead, prompting his mother to have a word with him about his behavior.
He wowed fans even more with his outfit, a naval-style sailor suit that led some to believe the royal tot was wearing his father, Prince William’s, sailor outfit from Trooping the Colour in 1985.
Prince William would have been three years old at the time, so it’s likely that his son would have fit right in with his father’s old suit.
Furthermore, it wasn’t his only touching family tribute, prompting fans to reminisce even more, albeit over a more amusing than heartfelt coincidence.
While some remarked on how his outfit was a nod to his father, others couldn’t help but compare his Jubilee behavior to that of his uncle, Prince Harry, when it came time for him to step out on the balcony during Trooping the Colour.
His expressive gestures brought to mind the iconic photograph of Prince Harry and his mother, Princess Diana, in matching green outfits in 1988, with Princess Diana carrying him and the little royal sticking his tongue out.
Even though the Jubilee celebrations have been filled with joy and laughter, there have been some unexpected twists and turns.
The Queen will be unable to attend Friday’s Jubilee services, according to a statement released by Buckingham Palace. While Her Majesty “greatly enjoyed” her celebrations and the London flypast, she did “experience some discomfort,” which caused her to withdraw from Friday’s national thanksgiving service, according to the statement.