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TL; DR: 

  • Kate Middleton and Prince William’s son, Prince Louis, garnered attention on social media for his animated expressions during Platinum Jubilee weekend.
  • Prince William and Kate Middleton responded to it in a June 6 Instagram post. 
  • The couple said their family, but “especially” Prince Louis, had an “incredible time.”
Kate Middleton and Prince William, who reacted to Prince Louis' Platinum Jubilee weekend on Instagram, stand with Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte, and Prince George on the Buckingham Palace balcony
Prince Louis, Kate Middleton, Princess Charlotte, Prince George, and Prince William | Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Prince William and Kate Middleton are sharing in the laughs. After Prince Louis stole the show during Platinum Jubilee weekend, and took social media by storm with his antics, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge responded with a hilarious message. 

Prince Louis first captured people’s attention at Trooping the Colour 

Queen Elizabeth II’s annual birthday parade was bigger than ever in 2022. Trooping the Colour kicked off four days of celebrations marking her 70 years on the throne. There was no shortage of royals in attendance. Among them was, of course, 4-year-old Louis. 

The youngest of William and Kate’s children, Louis joined his parents and older siblings, Prince George, 8, and Princess Charlotte, 7. Following a procession including a carriage ride — and lots of waving from Louis — the Cambridge kids took part in a royal tradition. 

George, Louis, and Charlotte stood on the Buckingham Palace balcony alongside working royals. There Louis proceeded to take social media by storm with his many facial expressions. At one point, the little royal even stood in front of his great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth. 

Louis became the talk of Twitter, even inspiring memes. 

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Louis, whose Platinum Jubilee weekend antics got a response from Kate Middleton and Prince William, stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Louis | Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Kate Middleton and Prince William said Prince Louis had an ‘incredible time’

After four days of festivities, Kate and William took to Instagram to remark on the experience. Alongside various photos from the long weekend, including snaps from Trooping the Colour, a star-studded concert at Buckingham Palace, and more, the couple called it “extremely special.” 

“What a fantastic weekend of celebrations. Seeing people across the nation coming together with family, friends and loved ones has been extremely special,” they began the June 6 Instagram post.

They continued: “Thank you to everyone who turned out to show their gratitude to The Queen and her inspiring 70 years of leadership. From the crowds on the Mall to communities hosting street parties up and down the country, we hope you had a weekend to remember.” 

Before signing off the message with “W & C,” the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge addressed Louis. “We all had an incredible time, especially Louis… 👀,” they said. 

Prince Louis’ Platinum Jubilee weekend highlights continued with shushing his mom


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Antics from Louis didn’t stop with Trooping the Colour. While the tot skipped the Party at the Palace on June 4 (Kate and William watched the concert with George and Charlotte) he was back on his hilarious facial expressions come June 5. 

Louis attended the Jubilee Pageant which, according to NBC News, included a 1.8-mile procession through the streets around Buckingham Palace. In a moment of royal parenting realness, cameras captured Louis shushing Kate and making silly faces. 

Once again, Louis’ Platinum Jubilee weekend behavior made the rounds on social media. Another highlight from the pageant included a sweet moment when Louis sat on Prince Charles’ lap.