A lip reader has revealed that Prince Louis had a pressing question for the Queen today as they stood on the Buckingham Palace balcony during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
During an RAF flypast that ended with a spectacular display by the Red Arrows, the four-year-old stole the show by pulling a series of playful faces and looking extremely excited.
As they waited for planes and helicopters to fly overhead, Louis could be seen exchanging a few words with his great-grandmother.
And a lipreader has revealed to the Mirror what the two appeared to be discussing – and it appears Louis was curious about one thing in particular.
“Are the Red Arrows coming?” Louis inquired, according to Jeremy Freeman, a lipreader. “I hope so,” the Queen replied sarcastically.
When the Red Arrows arrived and painted the sky red, white, and blue, Louis’ excitement seemed to peak when he exclaimed, “Yes yes yes,” according to Mr Freeman.
He also said that after the Queen said, “There it is,” Louis added, “Oh Red Arrows – whoah.”
Meanwhile, Mr. Freeman noticed young Louis covering his ears as planes roared over Buckingham Palace in the shape of the number 70, the Queen’s reign’s length.
He claims that when the Queen saw this, she exclaimed, “Ohh fun,” while Kate exclaimed, “amazing,” and Charlotte exclaimed, “Wow.”
“Whoah – that was loud,” Louis said as he covered his ears, according to Mr. Freeman, while a proud Kate said to Prince William, “look at him” – referring to their young son.
The lipreader’s revelations come as another expert claimed that the Queen’s “childlike excitement” was sparked by Louis’ adorable appearance at Trooping the Colour during the RAF flypast.
Louis’ cute and spontaneous behavior had clearly rubbed off on the 96-year-old monarch, according to body language expert Judi James, who was seen smiling throughout the spectacular flypast.
According to Judi, who spoke to the Mirror, “William and Kate appeared with solemn expressions on their faces, with William directing their children into place before standing apart from Kate to ensure a good distribution of parental guidance.
“The strength of the bonds between the Queen and little Louis was revealed as the fly-past progressed. His body language was the most natural, and he even moved in front of the Queen at one point.
“His body language signals veered between an impatient slapping of his hands on the balcony to some face-rubbing and head-holding that suggested he couldn’t wait to see the planes as he leaned over the balcony, looking a lot like Prince Charles did at his mother’s coronation.
“However, the Queen, who was chatting with her great-grandson as well as Kate, looked over at him with an indulgent expression. By the time the Lancaster flew over, it appeared that Louis’s excitement had also roused the Queen’s childlike excitement.
“The Queen smiled and chatted as Louis literally jumped up and down at the sight of the Red Arrows, as if sharing the moment.”