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TL; DR: 

  • Prince Louis appeared restless at the June 5 Platinum Jubilee pageant.
  • Kate Middleton received criticism on social media for her behavior, after footage circulated of Prince Louis covering her mouth with his hand.  
  • Supernanny star and global parenting expert, Jo Frost, has since defended Kate Middleton in an Instagram post, saying she exhibited signs of a “confident parent.” 
  • Jo Frost also praised Prince Louis for “behaving remarkably well” throughout what she said must’ve been a “beautifully overwhelming” Platinum Jubilee weekend.
Kate Middleton, who 'Supernanny' Jo Frost said appeared confident during Prince Louis' pageant antics, smiles at Prince Louis
Kate Middleton and Prince Louis | Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

The Supernanny is defending Kate Middleton. After footage of Prince Louis’ pageant antics from the last day of Platinum Jubilee weekend went viral, the Duchess of Cambridge received criticism online for how she handled it. However, Jo Frost, a global parenting expert and the star of Supernanny, says Kate exhibited signs of a “confident parent.” Plus, Frost had some thoughts on Louis’ behavior too.

Prince Louis got restless during the Platinum Jubilee pageant

On June 5, 2022, royals sat in the royal box as they watched a stream of performers fill the streets outside Buckingham Palace. It was the last day of Platinum Jubilee weekend and a pageant closed out what had been four days of festivities. 

Kate and Prince William were there with their three kids, Prince George, 8, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Louis, 4. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s youngest sat next to his mom for much of the pageant.

Cameras spotted Louis getting restless at various points during the pageant. He went from sitting next to Kate to sitting with William and Prince Charles. 

And, in a moment that went viral, Louis put his hands over his mother’s mouth. He also stuck his tongue out and made silly faces. According to a lip reader, Kate had been saying something to Louis about putting his hand down. But he wasn’t having it. 

Jo Frost called Kate Middleton and Prince William ‘impressive parenting role models’ on Instagram 

After Louis’ pageant antics resulted in criticism of Kate’s parenting, Frost, aka the Supernanny, shared her thoughts. In a June 7 Instagram post, she defended the mother of three.

“Catherine has never been one to shy away from publicly giving her children a fair telling off to behave,” she began. Frost continued, calling it a “sign of a confident parent who is able to hold boundaries whilst empathetically meeting her children’s needs as well as understanding the circumstances.”

Furthermore, the TV star described the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as “impressive parenting role models.”  

“They are open about their own struggles as parents and, like all parents out there, continue to strive to do their very best in raising their young,” she said. 

Kate Middleton, who Jo Frost said appeared 'confident' during Prince Louis' pageant antics, smiles as Prince Louis points
Kate Middleton and Prince Louis | Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

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The ‘Supernanny’ star said Prince Louis behaved ‘remarkably well’ during Platinum Jubilee weekend

Despite Louis’ pageant antics, Frost said the 4-year-old behaved “remarkably well” throughout the weekend. She pointed out that it involved a lot of “sitting” and “watching,” noting that “most children can’t sit in their chairs” at the dinner table for more than 15 minutes. 

It must’ve been “beautifully overwhelming” for the “little chap” with full days and no playtime breaking up events, she wrote. As a result, “children are going to test” and “one should expect as such,” she explained.