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32 times Prince Louis stole the show, from his hilarious expressions at the Coronation to his mischievous Platinum Jubilee appearance

 Prince Louis being silly and stealing the show at royal events.
Prince Louis being silly and stealing the show at royal events.

From Trooping The Colour to the Platinum Jubilee, the youngest child of the Prince and Princess of Wales can be counted on to lighten up royal proceedings with his animated expressions, sweet gestures and naughty behaviour.

Prince Louis first became the centre of global attention hours after being born in 2018, making his first sleepy public appearance on the steps of the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital. From 2022, the youngster started to attend more and more royal events with his parents and older siblings, Prince George and Princess Charlotte - and he has increasingly cemented his position as a firm royal fan favourite.

While some of Prince Louis' silliness on the Buckingham Palace balcony even got a smile from his late great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, his mother Kate Middleton has been spotted trying to calm the mischief on several important occasions. However, he has also captured attention at less grand events, including playing dress-up at the polo, on his first day of school and at some of his earliest royal engagements.

32 times Prince Louis stole the show

Drama on Buckingham Palace balcony

Britain's Prince Louis of Cambridge (R) holds his ears as he stands next to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II to watch a special flypast from Buckingham Palace balcony following the Queen's Birthday Parade, the Trooping the Colour, as part of Queen Elizabeth II's platinum jubilee celebrations, in London on June 2, 2022
Britain's Prince Louis of Cambridge (R) holds his ears as he stands next to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II to watch a special flypast from Buckingham Palace balcony following the Queen's Birthday Parade, the Trooping the Colour, as part of Queen Elizabeth II's platinum jubilee celebrations, in London on June 2, 2022

Prince Louis appeared to find things a little too noisy as he stepped out onto the Buckingham Palace balcony during the late Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee celebrations in 2022. The youngster could be seen dramatically placing his hands over his ears with a horrified expression as the then-monarch kept her cool.


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Mischief at the Platinum Pageant

Prince Louis of Cambridge 'thumb's his nose' and sticks his tongue out at his mother Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge as they attend the Platinum Pageant on The Mall on June 5, 2022 in London, England
Prince Louis of Cambridge 'thumb's his nose' and sticks his tongue out at his mother Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge as they attend the Platinum Pageant on The Mall on June 5, 2022 in London, England

In a moment that many parents will relate to, Kate Middleton could be seen desperately trying to get her youngest son to behave during the Platinum Pageant in 2022. However, Prince Louis - who mischievously pulled a face at her - seemed to have other ideas.

Awe at the Coronation flypast

Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh, Princess Charlotte of Wales, Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Catherine, Princess of Wales, Prince Louis of Wales and Prince William, Prince of Wales during the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla on May 06, 2023 in London, England
Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh, Princess Charlotte of Wales, Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Catherine, Princess of Wales, Prince Louis of Wales and Prince William, Prince of Wales during the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla on May 06, 2023 in London, England

Prince Louis couldn't hide his amazement during the flypast for the King's Coronation in 2023. The youngest Wales child watched the display, alongside the rest of the royal family, from the Buckingham Palace balcony.

On his best behaviour for Easter

Catherine, Princess of Wales and Prince Louis attend the Easter Mattins Service at Windsor Castle on April 09, 2023 in Windsor, England
Catherine, Princess of Wales and Prince Louis attend the Easter Mattins Service at Windsor Castle on April 09, 2023 in Windsor, England

It seemed that Prince Louis was trying his best to stifle a laugh while holding his mum Kate Middleton's hand as they walked to the Easter Matins Service at Windsor Castle in 2023. The young royal, who looked smart in a suit, sweetly bit his lip as he observed the waiting crowds.

Getting tired of the royal wave

Prince George of Cambridge, Prince Louis of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge ride in a carriage during Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, on June 02, 2022 in London, England
Prince George of Cambridge, Prince Louis of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge ride in a carriage during Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, on June 02, 2022 in London, England

A classic example of royal children proving they're just like normal kids and sometimes struggle to behave at royal events.

Prince Louis didn't seem to be a fan of the royal wave as he accompanied his older siblings, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, for a carriage ride during Trooping The Colour in 2022. While his brother and sister grimaced their way through the journey, the youngster let his true feelings show.

Looking stylish in mum's sunnies

Prince Louis of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the King Power Royal Charity Polo Match, in which Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex were competing for the Khun Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Memorial Polo Trophy at Billingbear Polo Club on July 10, 2019 in Wokingham, England
Prince Louis of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the King Power Royal Charity Polo Match, in which Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex were competing for the Khun Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Memorial Polo Trophy at Billingbear Polo Club on July 10, 2019 in Wokingham, England

During a trip to watch his father Prince William and uncle Prince Harry play polo in Wokingham in 2019, a toddler-age Prince Louis seemed keen to jazz up his look. He was pictured trying on his mum Kate Middleton's Ray-Ban sunglasses as she looked on adoringly.

His cheeky carol service wink

Prince Louis of Wales, Princess Charlotte of Wales and Prince George of Wales attend The 'Together At Christmas' Carol Service at Westminster Abbey on December 8, 2023 in London, England
Prince Louis of Wales, Princess Charlotte of Wales and Prince George of Wales attend The 'Together At Christmas' Carol Service at Westminster Abbey on December 8, 2023 in London, England

Prince Louis looked excited to attend the 'Together At Christmas' carol service at Westminster Abbey in 2023. He was pictured giving a cheeky wink to onlookers, while accompanied by his older siblings, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

Looking camera-shy at Christmas lunch

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince Louis of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend a Christmas lunch for members of the Royal Family hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on December 18, 2019 in London, England
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince Louis of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend a Christmas lunch for members of the Royal Family hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on December 18, 2019 in London, England

While his parents Prince William and Kate Middleton are now used to camera flashes, Prince Louis appeared rather startled by photographers as he rode in a car with them in 2019. The trio were on their way to a Christmas lunch being hosted by the late Queen Elizabeth for the royal family at Buckingham Palace.

At church with the family

Prince George of Wales, Prince Louis of Wales, Catherine, Princess of Wales and King Charles III attend the Christmas Morning Service at Sandringham Church on December 25, 2023 in Sandringham, Norfolk
Prince George of Wales, Prince Louis of Wales, Catherine, Princess of Wales and King Charles III attend the Christmas Morning Service at Sandringham Church on December 25, 2023 in Sandringham, Norfolk

Prince Louis looked bemused as he departed the Christmas church service on the Sandringham estate with fellow royals - including King Charles - in 2023. He dressed in a smart navy coat for his second festive appearance in a row after first joining his family in public on Christmas Day 2022.

His sweet first public appearance

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, pose for photographers with their newborn baby boy Prince Louis of Cambridge outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital on April 23, 2018 in London, England
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, pose for photographers with their newborn baby boy Prince Louis of Cambridge outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital on April 23, 2018 in London, England

In 2018, Prince Louis made his first-ever public appearance just hours after being born as his parents introduced him to the world. He was carried outside of the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London in the arms of his mother Kate Middleton. In one of the most memorable pictures of Kate Middleton and Prince William, the couple look thrilled to be holding their newest arrival.

An iconic Buckingham Palace balcony appearance

Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Louis of Wales, Catherine, Princess of Wales , Princess Charlotte of Wales and Prince George of Wales on the Buckingham Palace balcony during Trooping the Colour on June 17, 2023 in London, England
Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Louis of Wales, Catherine, Princess of Wales , Princess Charlotte of Wales and Prince George of Wales on the Buckingham Palace balcony during Trooping the Colour on June 17, 2023 in London, England

Prince Louis seemed lost for words as he watched events unfold from the Buckingham Palace balcony at Trooping The Colour in 2023. The youngster held his head in his hands while gazing at the impressive view, alongside his parents and siblings.

Messing around at Trooping The Colour

Prince Louis of Cambridge. pulls a face as he watches the RAF flypast with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Colour parade on June 02, 2022 in London, England
Prince Louis of Cambridge. pulls a face as he watches the RAF flypast with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Colour parade on June 02, 2022 in London, England

At Trooping The Colour in 2022, Prince Louis didn't seem to have a care in the world as he pulled faces at the sky on the Buckingham Palace balcony. The Princess of Wales could be seen trying her best to calm her youngest child.

Being naughty at the Platinum Pageant

Prince Louis of Cambridge covers his mother Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge's mouth with his hand as they attend the Platinum Pageant on The Mall on June 5, 2022 in London, England
Prince Louis of Cambridge covers his mother Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge's mouth with his hand as they attend the Platinum Pageant on The Mall on June 5, 2022 in London, England

Prince Louis was in a restless mood as he watched the Platinum Pageant held in honour of his great-grandmother, the late Queen Elizabeth, in 2022. His mother Kate Middleton was not best pleased when he put his hand over her mouth in one particularly naughty moment.

First day of school nerves

Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis (C), accompanied by their parents the Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, are greeted by Headmaster Jonathan Perry as they arrive for a settling in afternoon at Lambrook School, near Ascot on September 7, 2022 in Bracknell, England
Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis (C), accompanied by their parents the Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, are greeted by Headmaster Jonathan Perry as they arrive for a settling in afternoon at Lambrook School, near Ascot on September 7, 2022 in Bracknell, England

Just like any other child starting school, Prince Louis struggled to hide his nerves when he arrived for his first day at Lambrook School in 2022 alongside his siblings, George and Charlotte. He was pictured looking apprehensive as he met the school headmaster, Jonathan Perry.

Admiring mum's Coronation robes

Prince Louis and the Princess of Wales at the coronation ceremony of King Charles III and Queen Camilla in Westminster Abbey, on May 6, 2023 in London, England
Prince Louis and the Princess of Wales at the coronation ceremony of King Charles III and Queen Camilla in Westminster Abbey, on May 6, 2023 in London, England

Prince Louis was very sweetly impressed by his mum Kate Middleton's ensemble for the Coronation of his grandfather King Charles at Westminster Abbey in 2023. The princess wore an ivory Alexander McQueen dress beneath her Royal Victorian Order robes - and of course, a very special royal tiara.

Napping at his christening

Britain's Prince Louis of Cambridge is carried by Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge on their arrival for his christening service at the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, London on July 9, 2018
Britain's Prince Louis of Cambridge is carried by Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge on their arrival for his christening service at the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, London on July 9, 2018

While the day might have been all about him, a baby Prince Louis was seen happily napping his way through his christening at St James's Palace, London in 2018. He was dressed in the same Honiton Lace Christening Gown that his older siblings wore for the same ceremony, which was a replica of one worn by royal babies from 1841 to 2004.

Clapping at Trooping The Colour

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Louis of Cambridge stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, on June 8, 2019 in London, England
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Louis of Cambridge stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, on June 8, 2019 in London, England

Prince Louis was pictured seeming eager to learn the ropes while in the arms of his father Prince William, with a doting Kate Middleton looking on. the youngster clapped as they made an appearance on the Buckingham Palace balcony for Trooping The Colour in 2019.

Looking shy on the Buckingham Palace balcony

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis during Trooping The Colour on June 2, 2022 in London, England
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis during Trooping The Colour on June 2, 2022 in London, England

The Cambridge children were pictured shortly before going out on the Buckingham Palace balcony as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations for the late Queen Elizabeth in 2022. Prince Louis could be seen looking rather shy as he stood beside his similarly tentative older siblings.

Posing at the Platinum Pageant

Prince Louis of Cambridge attends the Platinum Pageant on The Mall on June 5, 2022 in London, England. The Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II is being celebrated from June 2 to June 5, 2022, in the UK and Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II on 6 February 1952
Prince Louis of Cambridge attends the Platinum Pageant on The Mall on June 5, 2022 in London, England. The Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II is being celebrated from June 2 to June 5, 2022, in the UK and Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II on 6 February 1952

Prince Louis was in a playful mood as he joined the rest of the royal family to see the Platinum Parade in 2022. Onlookers couldn't help but smile as the youngster pulled faces and posed for the numerous cameras at the event held in honour of the then-monarch Queen Elizabeth.

Checking out the RAF

Britain's Prince Louis of Wales (centre left), Britain's Princess Charlotte of Wales (centre right), Britain's Prince George of Wales (2L), Britain's Catherine, Princess of Wales (C) and Britain's Prince William, Prince of Wales (L) walk down the ramp of a C17 during a visit to the Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford on July 14, 2023 in Fairford, central England

In one of his first-ever royal engagements, Prince Louis joined the rest of the Wales family to visit the Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in 2023. The youngster was smartly dressed in a navy ensemble as he took his duties very seriously while inspecting the equipment.

All smiles at Sandringham

Prince Louis of Wales and Mia Tindall attend the Christmas Morning Service at Sandringham Church on December 25, 2023 in Sandringham, Norfolk
Prince Louis of Wales and Mia Tindall attend the Christmas Morning Service at Sandringham Church on December 25, 2023 in Sandringham, Norfolk

Prince Louis was pictured bonding with Mia, the eldest daughter of Mike and Zara Tindall, on Christmas Day in 2023. The royals were seen attending their traditional church on the Sandringham estate in Norfolk.

Pulling faces on the Buckingham Palace balcony

Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Louis of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Colour on June 02, 2022 in London, England
Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Louis of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Colour on June 02, 2022 in London, England

During an appearance on the Buckingham Palace balcony in 2022, Prince Louis seemed to be blown away by the sights. He joined the rest of the royal family, including his late great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth, for a special Trooping The Colour to mark her Platinum Jubilee. Never one to hide his emotions, the youngster was pictured pulling faces and making hand gestures as they watched the flypast.

Taking charge at a royal engagement

Prince William, Prince of Wales is helped by Prince Louis of Wales (L) as he uses an excavator while taking part in the Big Help Out, during a visit to the 3rd Upton Scouts Hut on May 8, 2023 in London, England
Prince William, Prince of Wales is helped by Prince Louis of Wales (L) as he uses an excavator while taking part in the Big Help Out, during a visit to the 3rd Upton Scouts Hut on May 8, 2023 in London, England

In one of his first-ever royal engagements in 2023, Prince Louis was seen in the driving seat as he helped his father Prince William operate a digger. They were taking part in the Big Help Out during a visit to the 3rd Upton Scouts Hut in London.

Observing the Coronation crowds

Britain's Prince Louis of Wales, Britain's Prince George of Wales and Britain's Princess Charlotte of Wales travel back to Buckingham Palace from Westminster Abbey in central London on May 6, 2023, after the coronations of Britain's King Charles III and Britain's Queen Camilla
Britain's Prince Louis of Wales, Britain's Prince George of Wales and Britain's Princess Charlotte of Wales travel back to Buckingham Palace from Westminster Abbey in central London on May 6, 2023, after the coronations of Britain's King Charles III and Britain's Queen Camilla

Prince Louis rode with his siblings Prince George and Princess Charlotte in a carriage behind the Gold State Coach - transporting King Charles and Queen Camilla - as part of the Coronation Procession in 2023. It seemed to have already been a long day for the youngster, who struggled to contain a yawn. George, meanwhile, looked more pensive as he watched the adoring crowds outside.

Shooting his shot during royal duties

Britain's Prince Louis of Wales tries his hand at archery while taking part in the Big Help Out, during a visit to the 3rd Upton Scouts Hut in Slough on May 8, 2023 in London, England
Britain's Prince Louis of Wales tries his hand at archery while taking part in the Big Help Out, during a visit to the 3rd Upton Scouts Hut in Slough on May 8, 2023 in London, England

Showing off his inner Robin Hood, Prince Louis enthusiastically gave archery a go during a royal engagement in 2023.  He perfected his aim while taking part in the Big Help Out during a visit to the 3rd Upton Scouts Hut in London with the rest of his family.

Clapping for the NHS carers

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince Louis of Cambridge clap for NHS carers as part of the BBC Children In Need and Comic Relief 'Big Night In at London on April 23, 2020 in London, England
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince Louis of Cambridge clap for NHS carers as part of the BBC Children In Need and Comic Relief 'Big Night In at London on April 23, 2020 in London, England

Prince Louis looked adorable as he joined his family in clapping for NHS carers during BBC Children In Need and Comic Relief's 'Big Night In' during the pandemic in 2020. Prince William, Kate Middleton and their children spent the first lockdown at their Norfolk country home, Anmer Hall.

Unimpressed at the Coronation

Britain's Princess Charlotte of Wales and Britain's Prince Louis of Wales stand on the Buckingham Palace balcony as they wait for the Royal Air Force fly-past in central London on May 6, 2023, after the coronations of King Charles III and Queen Camilla
Britain's Princess Charlotte of Wales and Britain's Prince Louis of Wales stand on the Buckingham Palace balcony as they wait for the Royal Air Force fly-past in central London on May 6, 2023, after the coronations of King Charles III and Queen Camilla

In a particularly expressive moment, Prince Louis seemed to have had enough of all the Coronation pomp and pageantry. He looked unimpressed as he stood beside his sister on the Buckingham Palace balcony at the important 2023 royal event. It was probably a pretty overwhelming day for the young royal, who was just five years old at the time.

Dressed up to the nines for festive celebrations

Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte and Catherine, Princess of Wales attend the Christmas Day service at Sandringham Church on December 25, 2022 in Sandringham, Norfolk
Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte and Catherine, Princess of Wales attend the Christmas Day service at Sandringham Church on December 25, 2022 in Sandringham, Norfolk

Prince Louis was stylish in a navy peacoat as he made his first Christmas Day appearance with the rest of the royal family in 2022. He joined his sister Princess Charlotte and mum Kate Middleton as they departed a church service on the Sandringham estate.

Stretching at Trooping The Colour

Prince George of Wales, Prince Louis of Wales, Catherine, Princess of Wales (Colonel of the Irish Guards), Princess Charlotte of Wales and Prince William, Prince of Wales (Colonel of the Welsh Guards) watch an RAF flypast from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping the Colour on June 17, 2023 in London, England
Prince George of Wales, Prince Louis of Wales, Catherine, Princess of Wales (Colonel of the Irish Guards), Princess Charlotte of Wales and Prince William, Prince of Wales (Colonel of the Welsh Guards) watch an RAF flypast from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping the Colour on June 17, 2023 in London, England

Proving that he is very much a royal star in the making, Prince Louis couldn't help but fidget and stretch his limbs during Trooping The Colour in 2023. He joined the rest of the Wales family on the Buckingham Palace balcony to watch the flypast.

Having a giggle in the carriage

Prince George of Wales, Princess Charlotte of Wales and Prince Louis of Wales ride in a horse drawn carriage with Catherine, Princess of Wales and Queen Camilla during Trooping the Colour at Horse Guards Parade on June 17, 2023 in London, England
Prince George of Wales, Princess Charlotte of Wales and Prince Louis of Wales ride in a horse drawn carriage with Catherine, Princess of Wales and Queen Camilla during Trooping the Colour at Horse Guards Parade on June 17, 2023 in London, England

Prince Louis seemed to be in a rather silly mood as he rode in a carriage between his siblings for Trooping The Colour 2023. He struggled to stop the giggles, with his hand over his face, while looking at his mother Kate Middleton sat across from him. Sadly, no one else seemed to be laughing at his joke!

Yawning during the Coronation

Britain's Prince William, Prince of Wales, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis and Britain's Catherine, Princess of Wales attend the coronations of Britain's King Charles III and Britain's Camilla, Queen Consort at Westminster Abbey in central London on May 6, 2023
Britain's Prince William, Prince of Wales, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis and Britain's Catherine, Princess of Wales attend the coronations of Britain's King Charles III and Britain's Camilla, Queen Consort at Westminster Abbey in central London on May 6, 2023

Clearly not a fan of the length of the King's Coronation, Prince Louis appeared to let out a particularly dramatic yawn at the Westminster Abbey service in 2023. This was in contrast to his parents and sister Princess Charlotte who seemed fixated on the rather serious royal proceedings.

Eager for the pantomime

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge with their children, Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte and Prince George, attend a special pantomime performance at London's Palladium Theatre, hosted by The National Lottery, to thank key workers and their families for their efforts throughout the pandemic on December 11, 2020 in London, England

Prince Louis was the epitome of cuteness as he clung onto his mother Kate Middleton's hand as the family made their way along the red carpet for a special pantomime performance at London's Palladium Theatre in 2020. The youngster appeared eager to get to his seat.