Prince Louis wasn’t having it.
The 4-year-old royal was snapped tugging on Kate Middleton’s arm in a valiant attempt to get her to stop talking and move it along as his mom greeted well-wishers outside St. Mary Magdalene’s church on Christmas Day.
The outing marked the first time that the Prince and Princess of Wales’ youngest child joined his parents and siblings—Prince George, 9, and Princess Charlotte—for the royal family’s traditional holiday church service.
Louis was seen at the service last year. However, COVID-19 precautions prevented them from walking to the service and greeting the members of the public outside.
Louis is quite the family cutup having stolen the show during the late Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June.
The youngster memorably pulled a host of silly faces during an appearance on Buckingham Palace’s balcony during the Trooping of the Colour ceremony.
He then displayed some decidedly non-regal, but entirely age-appropriate behavior, when he was caught putting his hand over his mother’s mouth while watching the Platinum Jubilee Pageant.
He also got into a fight with his cousin Lena Tindall who refused to share candy.
William and Kate seemed to have acknowledged the Jubilee’s breakout star.
In a roundup of Instagram photos from the four days of festivities, they wrote, “We all had an incredible time, especially Louis… ?.”
Louis wasn’t the only junior royal to make his debut Christmas walk this year.
Zara and Mike Tindall brought along their daughters—Mia and Lena—for the service and walkabout, although their 1-year-old son Lucas stayed home.
Princess Beatrice attended with her stepson, Christoper Woolf, and husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, while their 1-year-old daughter, Sienna, stayed home. Beatrice’s sister, Princess Eugenie, was also there along with her husband Jack Brooksbank. They also left August, their 1-year-old baby, at home.
It’s surely a bittersweet Christmas celebration for the royal family as it’s the first since Queen Elizabeth II passed away in September at age 96.
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