Princess Charlotte, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Louis during Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade. Picture: Chris Jackson/Getty Images
Princess Charlotte, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Louis during Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade. Picture: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Prince Louis makes adorable royal debut

PRINCE Louis has stolen the show at the Queen's Trooping the Colour celebrations in London.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, took turns holding their 13-month old son as the royal family watched the traditional Royal Air Force flyover on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

 

Louis' enthusiastic clapping after the end of the national anthem melted hearts.

With his older brother and sister, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, nearby Louis waved at the crowds enthusiastically and carried on waving as his father William carried him inside.

Louis, who only last month was shown in pictures walking for the first time, appears to be a natural as he lapped up the applause from thousands of royal fans outside the palace gates.

The smiling one-year-old toddler looked adorable as he peeked through the window at Buckingham Palace with his older siblings, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, and waved at the crowds on the balcony.

 

 

Prince Louis, Prince George, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge at the Queen's annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England. Picture: Chris Jackson/Getty Images
Prince Louis, Prince George, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge at the Queen's annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England. Picture: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

 

Britain's Queen Elizabeth, centre, and members of the royal family attend the annual Trooping the Colour Ceremony in London, Saturday, June 8, 2019. Picture: AP Photo
Britain's Queen Elizabeth, centre, and members of the royal family attend the annual Trooping the Colour Ceremony in London, Saturday, June 8, 2019. Picture: AP Photo

 

Prince Louis was seen peering at the crowds that had gathered outside the royal residence with his brother and sister, before making his public debut.

 

Prince Louis, Prince George, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. Picture: Chris Jackson/Getty Images
Prince Louis, Prince George, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. Picture: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

 

Royal fans were desperate to see the young royal attend his first public event, following sweet pictures released at Kate's Chelsea Flower Show garden.

It's been tradition for the young Cambridge children to attend their first engagement at Trooping the Colour.

Princess Charlotte, now four, made her debut in 2016, and her big brother Prince George, now five, in 2015.

The birthday celebration, on June 8, also sees Meghan, Duchess of Sussex ending her maternity leave and returning to official duties.

 

The event is also the first royal engagement for the Duchess, who gave birth just 31 days ago to baby Archie.

The mum-of-one was last seen two days after giving birth, when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex presented Archie to the world.

 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with the Duchess of Cambridge make their way along The Mall to Horse Guards Parade. Picture: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with the Duchess of Cambridge make their way along The Mall to Horse Guards Parade. Picture: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

 

She didn't attend the royal banquet at Buckingham Palace held in honour American President Donald Trump this week.

Meghan made one of her first official royal engagements at the Trooping last year after marrying Prince Harry last May.

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor didn't attend the event today.

 

 

- With The Sun.