Prince Louis took centre stage at today’s London Platinum Jubilee celebrations, stealing the scene with his mischievous antics as he was snapped pulling faces and picking his nose during Trooping the Colour.

Louis, four, who is the youngest of the Cambridge children, was also photographed waving enthusiastically at bystanders earlier in the day, as he joined his siblings Prince George, eight, and Princess Charlotte, seven, in a carriage ride down the Mall to Horse Guards Parade for the Queen’s Birthday Parade.

However, his most attention-grabbing moments came courtesy of the obviously strong bond he shares with his great-grandmother, the Queen, who was seen chatting to the youngster during the flypast, seemingly in an effort to distract him from the loud noise of the aircraft.

And Louis seemed entranced, looking up inquisitively at the monarch, and seeking out her attention. At one point, he even broke away from his mother Kate Middleton, 40, to barge past the Queen, much to the bemusement of the Duchess of Cambridge and Camilla.

According to a lipreader, during the noisy flypast, as Louis was seen trying to squeeze past the Queen on the Buckingham Palace balcony, Kate said to Camilla: ‘He really is trying to squeeze by!’

The Queen is affectionately known as ‘Gan Gan’ by the Cambridge children – after Prince George created the adorable nickname for his great-grandmother aged two.

Meanwhile, ensuring they remain close to Her Majesty, the Cambridges’ county home of Anmer Hall in Norfolk is located in the Queen’s Sandringham Estate, while London-based William and Kate ‘will move to Windsor this summer to be closer to the Queen’, it was reported last month.

Prince Louis (pictured right) took centre stage at today’s London Platinum Jubilee celebrations, stealing the scene with his mischievous antics as he was snapped pulling faces and picking his nose during Trooping the Colour

At times, the occasion seemed like too much for the four-year-old, who was snapped pulling a range of faces (pictured) during his public appearance

At one point while watching Trooping the Colour, the young royal appeared to be overwhelmed by the noise, and was seen covering his ears while shouting

A body language expert today said Louis and the Queen share a ‘childlike excitement’ and ‘natural bond’ following their ‘chatty and animated’ display together during the balcony appearance.

Judi James told FEMAIL that ‘Louis made this conversation [with the monarch] look like the most natural thing in the world and his lack of anything bordering on fear suggested these two might share a rather close friendship based on shared fun behind the scenes, too.’

As the planes flew overhead during today’s occasion, Kate said to Louis: ‘It’s so cool look at that.’ Meanwhile, speaking to her great grandson, the Queen said: ‘Look up at all that smoke!’, according to lip-reader Juliet Sullivan.

After the flypast, she turned back to the young royal, and added: ‘Let’s go it’s finished now. That really was wonderful, so incredible.’

The young royal’s performance did not go unnoticed, with people taking to social media in their droves to brand Louis a ‘mood’, and create memes featuring images from the day.

Louis’ attention-grabbing actions on the balcony followed his eventful ride down The Mall earlier that morning.

He’d travelled to the Palace in a horse-drawn carriage with his mother mother Kate Middleton, 40, the Duchess of Cornwall, 74 as well as his siblings George and Charlotte.

Video footage of the journey appears to show Charlotte ticking off her younger brother for waving too much at the assembled crowds.

A clip of the children shows the seven-year-old princess asking Prince Louis to ‘stop waving!’ as they made their journey through the crowds.

This prompted a minor squabble between the youngest two royals in the carriage, while their elder brother Prince George looks on.

However, despite being told off by his sister, Louis continued to wave animatedly at bystanders, though all three children were snapped showing respect for their great grandmother.

The Cambridge children dutifully bowed their heads when the national anthem was played on their arrival into Horse Guards Parade.

Louis was the spitting image of his father Prince William at Trooping the Colour; the four-year-old son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge looked adorable in a white sailor suit that is identical to one worn by a two-year-old Prince William to the same event in 1985.

Some royal watchers have suggested it could even be the same suit, perfectly preserved for almost 40 years. The Royal Family are known for their love of recycling and handing down clothing, so there is every chance it could be the same.

Eight-year-old Prince George, the future king, was given a more grown-up outfit, wearing a smart navy suit with a shirt and blue tie.

Meanwhile Princess Charlotte wore a pretty periwinkle blue dress with floaty capped sleeves, adding a matching bow in her hair.

At one point when Louis was watching Trooping the Colour with his siblings and cousins he even mimicked his father by pointing out something – just as William did with his cousin Zara in 1985.

 

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