Kate And William Have Subtly Addressed Prince Louis’ Behaviour At The Platinum Jubilee

It's all too relatable...

by Lydia Spencer-Elliott |

Nobody could take their eyes off Prince Louis at the Jubilee last weekend – the boy has a range of facial expressions to leave pantomime actors envious. From screaming in agony at the volume of the RAF fly past to not so subtly telling his mum to be quiet by covering her mouth with his tiny palm during the closing day pageant, he swung from excitable to bored to boisterous with the unpredictability of, well, a toddler.

And the apparent cause of the chaos? A sugar high. Mike Tindall (husband of Zara) revealed on his podcast The Good, The Bad and The Rugby: 'Louis was just wanting to have fun, and my two are always mischievous, so it was [about] trying to keep a lid on… There were a lot of sweets out back there,’ he explained. 'So, they had complete sugar highs. It’s tough for them, they’re all young sitting there from two to five or whatever. It’s a long time, as any parent knows, you just do what needs to be done.’

As is seemingly always the way, the child’s behaviour was attributed to his mother and Kate Middleton’s parenting skills were called into question as a result. Some people defended the Duchess of Cambridge saying she did well to keep her cool while others criticised Kate for not disciplining him enough. Meanwhile many noted that if Archie had behaved similarly, Meghan Markle would have been subject to much harsher criticism.

Kate and William are yet to comment on Louis’ energetic display but have subtly nodded to the four-year-old’s antics in a playful Twitter post: ‘What a fantastic weekend of celebrations,’ they wrote alongside a series of photos from their weekend highlights. ‘Seeing people across the nation coming together with family, friends and loved ones has been extremely special.

‘Thank you to everyone who turned out to show their gratitude to the Queen and her inspiring 70 years of leadership,’ they continued. ‘From the crowds on the Mall to communities hosting street parties up and down the country, we hope you had a weekend to remember,’ they said, before signing off with a coy side eye emoji, writing: ‘We all had an incredible time, especially Louis…’

One thing we can all agree on is without toddler tantrums and unfiltered emotions caught on camera, the celebrations simply wouldn’t have been the same. From Prince Harry to Savannah Phillips, Grace Van Cutsem, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, Louis has joined a long lineage of unashamedly expressive royal children.

‘Thanks for showing us that sometimes toddlers just have their moments, usually at the worst time,’ a Twitter user replied. ‘We’ve all been there.’


Royal Kids Being Naughty

Prince Louis at the Platinum Jubilee
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Prince Louis steals the show as the Royal Family gathers on the balcony at the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

Prince Louis in 2019
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Prince Louis has form. Here he is at the 2019 Trooping the Colour.

Princess Charlotte at the King's Cup Regatta
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Princess Charlotte sticks her tongue out at the King's Cup Regatta in 2019.

Prince George on a seaplane
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Prince George squishes his face against the window of a seaplane in Canada. (Check out our comprehensive guide: ['A Brief History Of Prince George Peering Through Windows'](https://graziadaily.co.uk/celebrity/news/prince-george-looking-through-windows/){:target=_blank})

Savannah Phillips and Prince George
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Savannah Phillips shushes her cousin Prince George as the Royal Family celebrate the Queen's birthday in 2018.

Prince George at Charlotte christening
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Prince George throws a tantrum at Princess Charlotte's christening.

Prince George at the 2016 Royal International Air Tattoo
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Prince William tries to calm Prince George as he has a mini meltdown at the Royal International Air Tattoo in Gloucestershire.

Grace Van Cutsem
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A classic of the genre: flower girl Grace Van Cutsem can't hide how fed up she is at Kate and Will's wedding.

Young Prince Harry
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Same balcony, different rascal. A young Prince Harry sticks his tongue out at the crowds.

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