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Prince Louis’ adorable coronation moment goes viral


An adorable moment featuring the Prince and Princess of Wales’ younger son, Prince Louis, has become the focus of a new viral video, as footage from the coronation of King Charles III in 2023 has resurfaced on social-media site TikTok.

Louis is the youngest of William and Kate’s three children, born in 2018 after his older sister, Princess Charlotte (8), and older brother, Prince George (10). The little prince has seen public interest in him grow over the year since his grandfather became king, with royal fans eagerly anticipating events at which he is likely to be present.

Though still very young, Louis has started to attend regular public events throughout the year, including the royal Easter Sunday church service at Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England; the Trooping the Colour celebrations in London in June; and the Christmas Day royal walkabout at Sandringham in Norfolk.

Fan-spotted clips and posts of the prince at these are often quickly shared to social media, going viral on sites such as TikTok and X (formerly Twitter).

Prince Louis Attends Coronation of King Charles
Prince Louis photographed attending the coronation of his grandfather King Charles III, at Westminster Abbey, London, on May 6, 2023. Footage of the prince at the historic ceremony has gone viral on TikTok.

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Uploaded to TikTok by user @queen.281022 on February 10, one of the most-recent of these posts has highlighted the moment Louis was caught on camera giving an adorable yawn during the lengthy coronation service of his grandfather King Charles III.

The May 6 ceremony took place at the historic Westminster Abbey in London and was attended by nearly all senior and extended members of the royal family, including Louis, who was among the youngest of the guests.

Captioned “Prince Louis strikes again,” the video has been viewed over 251,000 times on TikTok so far and received over 4,200 likes and 135 comments, many of which have praised the young royal.

“Adorable little guy,” wrote one user.

“He is delightful!! I can’t wait until he is a teenager,” posted another, with a further comment reading: “He’s so like William.”

Louis attended the coronation alongside his parents and Princess Charlotte, walking in a procession behind the king and queen.

The prince’s older brother, George, had a formal role in the ceremony as one of the king’s Pages of Honour, tasked with holding the monarch’s robes during the procession and other aspects of the event.

Louis will celebrate his sixth birthday on April 23. He attends school with his two siblings near Windsor, where the Wales family live at Adelaide Cottage in the grounds of Windsor Castle.

James Crawford-Smith is Newsweek‘s royal reporter, based in London. You can find him on X (formerly Twitter) at @jrcrawfordsmith and read his stories on Newsweek‘s The Royals Facebook page.

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