Prince Louis Dressed Like William but Acted Like Harry on Jubilee Balcony

Prince Louis won hearts with a series of cheeky faces on the Buckingham Palace balcony—just like Prince Harry when he was a boy.

The four-year-old royal wore his father Prince William's sailor suit for his first Trooping the Colour carriage procession at the start of Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee.

William wore the same outfit on the palace balcony in June 1985 when he was days off his third birthday.

However, Louis' hilarious faces during the big finale of Elizabeth's birthday parade were what stole the hearts of royal fans.

Prince Harry Compared to Prince Louis
Prince Harry sticks his tongue out at Trooping The Colour on the Buckingham Palace balcony in June, 1988, while Prince Louis pulls a face at the Platinum Jubilee. Queen Elizabeth II is marking 70 years on the throne and celebrations kicked off with her birthday parade on June 2, 2022. Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images

Louis also became an instant meme when he was pictured putting his hands over his ears and screaming during a fly-past, which included helicopters and the Red Arrows.

Prince Harry also won over some early fans when he was a child in his mother Princess Diana's arms on the same palace balcony in 1988.

The Duke of Sussex, only a few months younger at the time than Louis is now, dressed in green and white as he stuck his tongue out during Trooping the Colour, on June 11 that year.

Prince Louis Wears William's Sailor Suit
Prince Louis became and instant meme when he reacted to the sound of planes flying over Buckingham Palace at Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee birthday parade on June 2, 2022. Prince William wore the same outfit at Trooping the Colour in 1985. Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images and Anwar Hussein/Getty Images

Louis appeared to wear his heart on his sleeve as he watched the pageantry from the iconic palace balcony, going through a rollercoaster of emotions.

And he won praise alongside his brother Prince George and sister Princess Charlotte from a very important person in his father's life.

Former SAS officer Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, was previously an aide to both William and Harry and described how the three royals had already mastered Trooping the Colour etiquette.

He told the BBC: "I loved the way that they dipped their heads to the colour as they passed it, learning young. Absolutely right, fantastic."

The Cambridge children joined their mother Kate Middleton in the carriage but were initially apart from their father who played a key role in the Trooping ceremony.

William joined Prince Charles and Princess Anne to receive the salute during the military parade while the queen, who has been experiencing mobility problems, received a special salute from the balcony.

Elizabeth got her jubilee off to a spectacular start but had to pull out of a Service of Thanksgiving in her honor at St. Paul's Cathedral after experiencing mobility problems.

A palace statement read: "The Queen greatly enjoyed today's Birthday Parade and Flypast but did experience some discomfort.

"Taking into account the journey and activity required to participate in tomorrow's National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral, Her Majesty with great reluctance has concluded that she will not attend.

"The Queen is looking forward to participating in tonight's Beacon lighting event at Windsor Castle and would like to thank all those who made today such a memorable occasion."

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