Prince Louis steals the show again as cheekiest royal holds his nose, pulls a face and fidgets with his hair

(Left-right) Prince George, Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte during the Trooping the Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade, central London, as King Charles III celebrates his first official birthday since becoming sovereign. Picture date: Saturday June 17, 2023. PA Photo. See PA story ROYAL Trooping. Photo credit should read: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

PRINCE Louis has stolen the show again – as the cheekiest royal held his nose, pulled his face and fidgeted with hair during a Trooping of the Colour carriage ride.

The five-year-old reprised his naughty antics while en route to the ceremony with his brother Prince George and his sister Princess Charlotte.

Prince Louis was seen pulling his nose

He also pulled a face

The young prince is known for his naughty antics

In adorable snaps, Louis can be seen wrinkling his face, pointing his finger at the sky, pinching his nose and ruffling his immaculately combed hair.

The toddler prince earned the nation’s love with his cheeky antics on the Buckingham Palace balcony during the Platinum Jubilee – when he covered his ears up and jumped up and down.

The youngster was later seen trying to distract his sister Charlotte during King Charles’s Coronation.

Kate and the Royal kids were all smiles as they waved to crowds at King Charles’ first Trooping the Colour parade.

The event, which was rescheduled for today following bad weather last month, will celebrate Charles’ birthday.

The Royals pulled up to Buckingham Palace this morning flanked by security ahead of the spectacular.

Shortly after, Kate, George, Charlotte and Louis joined Camilla as they got into carriages ready to join the procession.

Prince William wore his military uniform, donning his Royal Air Force medals, while Kate stunned in an emerald green dress and matching hat.

The Princess of Wales gave a sweet nod to Princess Diana by wearing her earrings.

Along with his mother’s stunning sapphire engagement ring, William also gave Kate the jewels after he proposed in 2010. 

The precious earrings were a favourite of Princess Diana’s as they perfectly matched her engagement ring and could be seen worn by her daughter-in-law today.

Prince George, nine, and Prince Louis, five, looked dapper in their matching navy suits and red ties.

Charlotte, eight, wore a cute white dress with a red trim and neck scarf.

The siblings smiled and waved at fans lined up along The Mall.

Cheeky Louis stole the show again as he got up to mischievous fun in the carriage.

The young royal, sat in the middle of his brother and sister, held his nose, played with his hair and pointed at people.

It echoes his much-loved behaviour from other Royal events including the Platinum Jubilee.

King Charles is the first monarch to ride out in 37 years as he rode out with the procession.

Beside him, was the Prince of Wales, the Princess Royal and the Duke of Edinburgh.

As they made their way down The Mall, they were escorted by troops from the Household Cavalry’s Life Guards and Blues and Royals – wearing shining breastplates and plumed helmets.

With the clock striking at 11am, Charles received a salute before the National Anthem was played in the Horse Guards Parade.

Kate and Wills will join The King and Queen Camilla on the balcony as the planes roar overhead this afternoon.

It’s understood Harry and Meghan will not be attending.

Seventy military aircraft including the RAF Red Arrows will shoot through the skies on Saturday for a massive flypast.

Trooping the Colour at Buckingham Palace will see Spitfires, Typhoons, Chinooks, Apaches and a range of other military aircraft flying over 13 counties.

Set to last around 15 minutes, the flypast will officially start at 1pm in London.

The Red Arrows are likely to assemble over the North Sea area and leave at around 11.45am to begin the route inland over the Lincolnshire coast, Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex.

They will then make their way into London near Hainault Country Park, in Essex, at around 12.40pm then over Buckingham Palace from 1pm.

The Red Arrows will then start to disperse as the flypast comes to an end.

It means Brits in a number of counties may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the famous red jets before and after the flypast.

They include: Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Kent, London, Sussex, Surrey, Berkshire, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.

The RAF’s Air Chief Marshal Sir Rich Knighton said: “We are very proud to be able to showcase our capabilities to our Commander-in-Chief, on this historic occasion for His Majesty The King.

“We have planned a fitting and appropriate tribute for our monarch, that should be a true spectacle for the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.”

Trooping the Colour has marked the official birthday of the British monarch for more than 260 years.

Despite King Charles’ actual birthday being on November 14, monarchs typically have two birthdays, with one marked by Trooping the Colour.

Pomp and pageantry were on display during the military spectacle where the most prestigious regiments in the British Army honoured their Colonel in Chief by parading to mark his anniversary.

Charles had deputised for Queen Elizabeth II at last year’s event, also known as the Birthday Parade, but now rode onto Horse Guards Parade in Whitehall as the nation’s head of state.

Among the guests was Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, the Duchess of Edinburgh, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence and senior military figures.