Was Prince Louis at King Charles III's coronation? Young prince yawns throughout Westminster Abbey ceremony
Prince Louis was not originally expected to appear during the ceremony but joined his family in the congregation
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Prince Louis has endeared himself to fans of the Royal Family at just five-years-old, especially during his few public appearances which includes his heartwarming and adorable antics at Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee celebrations last year. His (sleepy) appearance at the King's coronation has also caught the attention of royal fans.
The young royal broke from ancient tradition and made an appearance at Westminster Abbey in the congregation, alongside his parents, Prince William and Kate, Princess of Wales, and his sister, Princess Charlotte. His oldest sibling, Prince George, also made an appearance in a more formal role as a page at the ceremony.
It was Prince Louis's yawning that caught the eyes of the world, as the five-year-old powered through the long two-hour ceremony. However, he was given some relief at a point in proceedings, when he left the congregation for a period of time, before returning for the end of the coronation and singing 'God Save The King' alongside the crowd.
It may well have been a longer wait for Prince Louis, as it was confirmed that the coronation had been stripped back to a "smaller scale event" as they strive keep to their promise of a 'slimmed down monarchy' under King Charles III. It boasts an exclusive guest list that includes Queen Camilla's ex-husband Andrew Parker Bowles and Prince Harry.
Even though the weather will not be up to par over the bank holiday weekend as families tuck into the coronation quiche and watch the much-anticipated event in person on the streets of London or live on TV, the event is expected to cost millions.
When the crowns are finally placed upon the heads of King Charles III and Queen Camilla, what will be the involvement of one of their youngest grandchildren, Prince Louis? Here is what you need to know.
What did Prince Louis do during King Charles III's coronation?
While the ceremony itself was heavy with tradition, pomp and circumstance, there was a brief moment of comic relief when Prince Louis appeared to yawn throughout the lengthy ceremony. He was also seen staring at the ceiling throughout.
Kate, the Princess of Wales, could be seen settling her child. Prince Louise was then taken out of the congregation for part of the ceremony, which was previously planned.
He then rejoined the congregation for the King and Queen's departure from Westminster Abbey, when he sang along with a rendition of 'God Save The King'. He was then seen in the carriage with his parents and siblings.
What does ancient tradition say about young children at coronation ceremonies?
Prince Louis will not attend King Charles coronation ceremony due to an ancient Royal Family rule that dates back hundreds of years. Due to the fact that the Prince is only five-years-old, this had reportedly ruled him out from being involved in the event as he is too young, but with a feeling that the royal family is attempting to modernise the monarchy, the popular prince did in fact make an appearance.
Will Prince Louis be involved in any other coronation proceedings?
After the young royal made the appearance at the ceremony, reports suggest that he will reunite with his family during the procession back to Buckingham Palace and is included in the line-up of the famous balcony moment. He is set to watch the iconic Red Arrows flypast which is scheduled to take place later in the day, albeit in a shortened sequence due to poor weather.