Prince Louis can't stop waving in this cute video—and steals the show on the balcony at Trooping the Colour

After Princess Charlotte tried to make her brother take a break from waving (spoiler: he was fully committed) the royal kids hit the balcony and Louis' silly faces were a pure delight.

Prince Louis can't stop waving in this cute video—and steals the show on the balcony at Trooping the Colour

Photo: Karwai Tang/Getty Images

The Royal Family is pulling out all the stops for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations, and this means some royal firsts for Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. Prince William and Kate's adorable trio hopped into the first carriage in the annual Trooping the Colour procession, where they rode with their mom and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall during the Queen's birthday celebrations. And Prince Louis just could not stop waving excitedly!

The trio sat in a sweet row on their first ride, with Prince Louis sandwiched between his older siblings. The four-year-old, who has long been an enthusiastic waver, was keenly greeting crowds of fans lining the procession when his sister took his hand and tried to place it on his lap. But as People noticed, Louis just wouldn't be tamed, and his arm shot back up for some more waving. We can't with the cuteness.

Eight-year-old George, who took a more chilled approach, looked all grown up in his navy suit and blue tie, while his sister Charlotte, 7, had her hair half up in braids and wore a pretty blue dress with fluttery sleeves. Kate raided the royal archive for Louis' old timey ensemble, a blue-and-white sailor suit that William wore when he was a little boy.

The only accessory that was missing was a few pairs of sunnies—the siblings were definitely squinting from the sun (though we're sure they wouldn't have been appropriate. Sigh.) And props to Kate for wearing all-white Alexander McQueen and not worrying about grubby little fingers dirtying it up. I'm not sure I've worn a single white item in the five years since my kids were born.

Prince Louis screams and covers his ears while watching the royal flypast on the balcony with his family at Trooping the Colour Photo: Daniel Leal/Getty Images

Prince William was almost five when he took his first Trooping the Colour carriage ride, adorably hopping over to his mom's side of the carriage for a better view, and Prince Harry was also four during his debut. But the Cambridge kids are regulars at the festivities, showing off their big personalities every year from the Buckingham Palace balcony, where they always watch the annual Royal Air Force flypast. And this year's flypast did not disappoint.

Prince Louis makes a silly face with his fingers in his mouth on the balcony during Trooping the Colour Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Prince Louis stole the show with his silly faces, holding his hands over his ears as the noisy planes soared past, making funny faces with his fingers in his mouth and generally being a rowdy four-year-old. His faces are destined for meme-dom, so we got the ball rolling on our Instagram. Louis was also photographed having a chat with his great-grandmother, the Queen, on a break from delighting fans with his reactions.

Prince Louis makes a silly face standing next to his sister Charlotte and brother George at Trooping the Colour Photo: Aaron Chown, PA Images/Getty Images

Hopefully now that the kiddies are off duty, they can go get all their beans out and play with their cousins.

Weekly Newsletter

Keep up with your baby's development, get the latest parenting content and receive special offers from our partners

I understand that I may withdraw my consent at any time.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.