Hard hard to be an heir. In the aftermath of the military parade that marked the first day of the jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, Celebrating its 70th anniversary, the British press is unanimous on Friday 3 June: Prince Louis, 4, “stole the star” to the 96-year-old sovereign. On the balcony of Buckingham Palace in London, where he and his family attended the military parade in honor of his great-grandmother, the youngest of three children of Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, explored a Shakespearean emotional spectrum: horror, despair, wonder, melancholy, dismay …
Fifth in the order of succession, the little boy conquered His Majesty’s subjects and the rest of the world, notes The Independentpointing out the viral potential of these clichés that show, behind the weight of institutions, damn universal moods.
The youngest of the Cambridge couple took a prominent place, just to the left of the queen, during the ceremony. The least that can be said is that the two did not show the same enthusiasm for the show.
Will he, as is the family tradition, pursue a military career, like his father and uncle, Princes William and Harry?
Sometimes dazzled by the sun, sometimes stunned by fighter jets, the little boy ended up sending a barely veiled message to the pilots from his balcony: a proper grimace.
But in good Windsor, Prince Louis nonetheless gratified the audience with a wave of his hand. A figure certainly imposed, but made with a lot of personality.