Prince Charles Bursts Out Laughing at Jubilee Parade in Viral Clip

A video of Prince Charles bursting into laughter while watching Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee Pageant in London on Sunday has gone viral on TikTok.

The humorous clip shows the future king watching a section of the pageant from the royal box erected outside Buckingham Palace and sharing a laugh with his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and son, Prince William.

The video was uploaded to TikTok by user thepurpleocean97 and has been viewed over 2.3 million times, receiving over 182,000 likes.

Charles is shown bursting into laughter while watching one of the pageant performances, as William appears to ask him what he found so funny. After this the prince is then shown bursting into a second round of laughter before apparently pulling himself together.

The video has highlighted a softer side of the royal, who has often been depicted in popular culture as stiff and as having an air of pomposity, such as in Netflix's The Crown.

One commenter wrote of the TikTok clip: "I wish we could see more of their human side makes them more relatable."

Another posted: "That's the first time I've seen him laugh like ever."

Prince Charles Bursts Out Laughing at Jubilee
Prince Charles bursts out laughing at Jubilee Parade in viral clip. Pictured are Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, and Princess Anne, Princess Royal during the Platinum Pageant on June 05, 2022 in London, England. Leon Neal/Getty Images

For others it was a relatable moment, with one user writing: "We've all been there, the unstoppable giggles at inappropriate times."

Charles was joined by other members of the royal family including Princess Anne and Kate Middleton as he received royal salutes from the participants in the pageant, which saw thousands parade along The Mall in tribute to the queen.

The pageant, which formed part of the central weekend of Platinum Jubilee celebrations, wasn't attended by the queen herself. She pulled out of events after experiencing "some discomfort" following her balcony appearance at the Trooping the Colour parade on Thursday.

Charles stepped in to represent his mother at the national service of thanksgiving at St. Paul's Cathedral on Friday as well as at a pop concert outside Buckingham Palace on Saturday evening and the pageant on Sunday.

Though the prince was at the center of the queen's Platinum Jubilee pageant it was another royal who appeared to steal the show. Prince Louis, the younger son of William and Kate took social media by storm after he was filmed restlessly interacting with his parents and siblings during the course of the event. At one point, the little prince moved over to Charles where he sat on his grandfather's lap to watch a section of the proceedings.

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Prince Louis stole the show with his interactions with royal family members during the Platinum Jubilee pageant. June 5, 2022. Chris Jackson/WPA Pool/Getty Images

Despite missing the pageant itself, the queen felt able to make a second unannounced balcony appearance at the finale of the event, where she was joined by Charles, Camilla, William, Kate and their children.

Charles' central role in the jubilee events, acting as the most senior royal in most cases, is becoming an increasingly familiar sight as the queen adopts a new working model based on her health and mobility.

This year has seen the 96-year-old monarch cancel her appearances at several high profile royal engagements including the commonwealth day service in March and traditional Easter events.

The most significant event that the queen was unable to attend owing to what the palace called "episodic mobility problems" was the State Opening of Parliament in May. The queen was then represented by Charles, and also by William who acted in his capacity as a counsellor of state.

Charles then stepped in to read the queen's speech in parliament on the monarch's behalf for the first time.

This transition from seeing the queen ever present at royal events, which was the case before the pandemic, to now seeing more and more of Charles, provides a glimpse into how the reign of the future King Charles III may look.

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