Prince Louis Makes His Buckingham Palace Balcony Debut

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte, Prince George, Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, 2019 Trooping The Colour
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Trooping the Colour 2019 marks the one-year-old's first royal engagement

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's third child, Prince Louis, just made his debut royal appearance at Trooping the Colour 2019.

The one-year-old joined his siblings, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, on the Buckingham Palace balcony this afternoon (8 June) for the first time.

Ahead of the RAF flyover, Prince Louis could be seen peering through the Buckingham Palace windows with his sister to try and catch a glimpse of their father, the Duke of Cambridge, in the parade.

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Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte could be seen looking through the Buckingham Palace windows ahead of the RAF flyover

The Duchess of Cambridge, who chose a sunny yellow Alexander McQueen ensemble for the ceremony, held her youngest child during the flyover as he gave his first (very enthusiastic) wave. 

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The one-year-old gave his first royal wave on the Buckingham Palace balcony alongside his parents, Prince George and Princess Charlotte

The royal tot's highly-anticipated appearance echoes Prince George's Trooping the Colour debut, as the five-year-old also attended the annual parade shortly after his first birthday back in 2015.

A year later, Princess Charlotte joined the Windsor clan on the balcony at just 13-months-old, as she stole the spotlight with her crowd-pleasing waves.

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Princess Charlotte made her Buckingham Palace debut back in 2016

Prince Louis wasn't the only member of the royal household to make a surprise appearance this afternoon, as the Duchess of Sussex also took a break from maternity leave to attend the Queen's 93rd birthday celebrations.

The new mother, who welcomed her first child Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor last month, joined Prince Harry to watch the famous flypast.

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The Duchess of Sussex chose a navy Givenchy ensemble for this year’s ceremony

For the occasion, she looked to her wedding dress designer Clare Waight Keller for sartorial assistance in a navy Givenchy ensemble finished with a matching Noel Stewart headpiece.


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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte, Prince George, Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, 2019 Trooping The Colour
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