Translated From: The gestures of Prince Louis at the Platinum Jubilee: the youngest son …

Discovered on: 2022-06-02 19:06:49

LONDON.- Isabel II lost the limelight for a while during the celebrations of its Platinum Jubilee, the great celebrations for his 70 years of reign. is that his great-grandchildren George, Charlotte and above all, louis -the sons of the prince William and Kate Middleton– attracted all eyes with their attitudes and gestures on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in front of a crowd in London.

Prince Charles, from left, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Louis, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte, Prince George and Prince William on the balcony of Buckingham Palace Alastair Grant – Pool AP

louis, four years old, is the youngest of the three and the one who was most expressive during the parade: he covered his ears while the planes flew over, made faces at the public and even seemed bored at times during the ceremony. Next to him were his older brothers, charlotte7 years old, and the heir george8. The three also interacted with the Queen on the balcony.

Prince Louis covers his ears during the plane flyover for the Platinum Jubilee DANIEL LEAL – AFP

Dressed in a pastel blue coat and hat, Elizabeth II appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace smiling and standing next to her cousin, the Duke of KentColonel of the Scots Guards, while 1,500 soldiers, with musical bands and hundreds of horses, marched in the traditional “Banner Parade”.

Britain’s Prince Louis of Cambridge reacts as he watches a special flight from the balcony of Buckingham Palace after Trooping the ColourDANIEL LEAL – AFP

Organized annually for 250 years to commemorate the official birthday of the British monarch – but canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic – this year coincided with the start of the four days of celebrations for the seven decades spent on the throne by Elizabeth II, crowned with only 25 years.

Until recently, Isabel II greeted the troops on horseback. But this year, given her increasing mobility problems, she was replaced by his heir, Prince Charles, that at 73 years old he is gradually assuming functions in a progressive transition that raises doubts, due to his less popularity at a time when the monarchy is criticized, especially in the former colonies, for the slave-owning past of the British empire.

Prince Louis, in a quiet moment during the parade DANIEL LEAL – AFP

On the central esplanade of Horse Guards Parade, near Downing Street, Carlos inspected the troops on behalf of the queen, accompanied by his son Guillermo, 39, and his sister Ana, 71. All three were dressed in full dress uniform, and the two men wore the traditional high black bear-hair cap of the royal guard.

Prince Louis Talks to His Great-Grandmother During Platinum Jubilee CelebrationsAaron Chown – PA Wire

Other members of the royal family, including Charles and William’s wives Camila and Kate, aged 74 and 40 respectively, arrived in carriages to witness the pompous parade, which The Mallbefore the eyes of the crowd, all the way to Buckingham Palace.

Louis, Charlotte and George, on the balcony of Buckingham Palace DANIEL LEAL – AFP

The act ended with some 70 air force planes, including the Red Arrows aerobatic patrol, flying over the palace and a second appearance by the queen, flanked by leading members of the royal family – including William and Kate’s three young children – to greet the crowd.

Prince Louis with his mother, Kate; next door, George and Charlotte, and his father, William DANIEL LEAL-AFP

Avoiding controversies and tensions in an event that seeks to improve the image of the monarchy, Prince Andrew did not appear on the balcony, 62 years old, third son of the queen removed from public life due to accusations of sexual assault against a minor in the United States. Added to the official decision was the positive result of Covid that he obtained in a test, so you will miss the four days of the holiday.

Nor were the prince on the balcony Harry37, and his wife, former American actress Meghan Markle, who did travel to London to participate in other festivities. The couple caused an earthquake in the monarchy when in 2020 they decided to distance themselves and go to live in California, from where they have criticized the royal family.

The royal family accompanied the Queen on the balcony of Buckingham PalaceDANIEL LEAL – AFP

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex remained invisible to the broadcasts, watching from the Duke of Wellington’s former office. The tabloids, however, showed photos of Meghan, dressed in a dark dress and large white hat, talking to Harry, whose dark suit contrasted with the traditional military uniform worn by her father Carlos and her older brother Guillermo during the parade.

The couple will go tomorrow to the San Pablo Cathedral to a mass in honor of the sovereign, where this time they will coincide with the members of the family, with whom they maintain tense relations. In this travel, The queen will be reunited with the couple’s eldest son, Archie, and will meet Lilibet, named after her.

George, Louis and Charlotte ride a horse-drawn carriage back to Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Color for the Platinum JubileeBEN STANSALL – AFPGeorge, Louis and Charlotte ride a horse-drawn carriage back to Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Color for the Platinum JubileeAARON CHOWN – POOLGeorge, Louis and Charlotte ride a horse-drawn carriage back to Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Color for the Platinum JubileeJonathan Brady – PA WireGeorge, Louis and Charlotte ride a carriage horse-drawn carriage back to Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Color for the Platinum Jubilee alongside their mother, Kate MiddletonDANIEL LEAL – AFPGeorge, Louis and Charlotte ride a horse-drawn carriage back to Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Color for the Platinum JubileeIan Vogler/Daily Mirror – PA WireCharlotte and George, the oldest children of William and Kate Middleton ADRIAN DENNIS – POOL

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