Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance are the five stages of accepting the inevitable. And four-year-old Prince Louis walked them all, standing next to Elizabeth II during the Trooping the Color parade.
The United Kingdom is celebrating Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee with might and main, and thousands of enthusiastic Britons have gathered on the streets of London to at least from afar see the Trooping the Color parade, timed to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the Queen’s reign. Share the joy of this amazing holiday in other cities of the UK and the Commonwealth. However, a celebration of this magnitude is not easy for everyone.
On the balcony of Buckingham Palace this year, only current members of the royal family appeared, acting on behalf of the crown. This is Her Majesty, Prince Charles with Duchess Camilla, Prince Edward with Countess Sophie and their children, Princess Anne with her husband Timothy Lawrence, Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, Duke of Kent, Princess Alexandra and, of course, Cambridge in full force.
Duchess Catherine chose a striking white outfit and jewelry that belonged to Princess Diana, drawing many compliments in her address (read also: Meghan’s prick and “wedding” outfit: Kate Middleton stepped out with the Queen and hinted at her future role). The Cambridge smiled a lot and clearly enjoyed being at the royal celebration, which cannot be said about all her children. Apparently, the youngest Prince Louis liked the least at the celebration.
How much the 4-year-old prince was annoyed by the noise can be seen from the pictures taken during the parade. The photos taken by the reporters speak for themselves. Not surprisingly, the eloquent pictures immediately became a meme with captions like “denial, anger, bargaining, depression” or “these photos made our day.”
Many people remember another meme that was born due to the appearance of a little girl on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. Grace van Cutsem was the flower girl at the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011. While the newlyweds were kissing in front of an admiring audience, the displeased girl stood, covering her ears with her hands. Grace is so remembered by royal fans that they continue to follow her fate (read also: 10 years later: what the “suffering” bridesmaid from the wedding of Kate and William looks like today).
The look on the face of the Cambridges’ youngest child at his august great-grandmother’s official birthday celebration is also in danger of becoming a source of never-ending suspense, even among those not interested in royal news. Prince Louis is chatting animatedly with the 96-year-old queen standing nearby, then waving to the crowd, then grimacing, screaming and trying to plug his ears. In general, “our whole life in a few pictures,” as several commentators on the Web concluded.
Duchess Catherine repeatedly reminded her youngest son to remove his hands from his face, and sometimes he obeyed. Someone noticed how the duchess praised him, saying: “Good boy.”
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