Prince Louis got to take a carriage ride with his siblings and mother Kate at the Trooping the Color parade.
The multi-day main celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II’s (96) Platinum Jubilee kick off on Thursday (2 June) with the Trooping the Color parade. Unlike in previous years, the 96-year-old will not be driving in a carriage this time. Her great-grandchildren Prince Louis (4), Princess Charlotte (7) and Prince George (8) were allowed to sit in a carriage together with their mother Duchess Kate (40) and Duchess Camilla (74). The four-year-old, in particular, was enthusiastic about his first big appearance and royally waved to the people on the street.
The siblings matched the color of their outfits. Prince George, quite the big brother, appeared for the parade in a navy blue suit, white collared shirt and blue tie. Princess Charlotte wore a light blue dress with sweeping sleeves and a bow at the collar and brother Prince Louis wore a nautical, white and blue ensemble. Duchess Kate opted for a white dress by Alexander McQueen and a white and blue hat by Philip Treacy. Duchess Camilla arrived in a light blue striped gown, pearl necklace and matching hat.
Prince Charles (73), Prince William (39) and Princess Anne (71) came on horseback. The three represent Queen Elizabeth II as Colonels in the Welsh Guards, Irish Guards and Blues and Royals at the parade. The monarch will not take the salute for the first time.