It’s been nearly two months since we’ve set our eyes on the adorable newborn prince, Louis Arthur Charles of Cambridge. Yes, there were those two precious photos of the little brother with his proud big sister, Charlotte a few weeks later, but it wasn’t enough to keep us satisfied in our constant royal baby watch.
It’s understandable that the Duchess of Cambridge would want - and need - and deserve - some time to recover from her labor and delivery and, more importantly, to bond with her new little angel, we selfishly are wanting her to emerge with the darling prince in tow.
Now, just seven weeks after the young prince made his debut outside the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital, and where he greeted his subjects for the first time, we just might get our wish! On Saturday, June 9th, the entire Royal Family will convene on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for the annual Trooping the Colour event and it will mark Kates re-emergence onto the scene with the first of her royal duties since the birth of her little babe.
Last year, crowds were delighted by the sight of the (then) two Cambridge children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, as they charmed and mugged their way through the proceedings. Who can forget how adorable they looked as their parents stooped to their level to explain the goings-on so a three-year-old and two-year-old could understand? And as they waved for the crowds?
Now that the third child of Prince William and Kate has arrived, we are buoyed by the rampant rumors that the littlest prince will make an appearance at this year's Trouping the Colour, if only for a brief moment. Really, though, that’s all anyone can ask at this point, right? (Below, Prince George at his first Trooping the Colour, 2015)
New Idea is reporting that “royal fans are eager to get another glimpse of the royal tot, AND, they might be in luck! Kate, who is currently on maternity leave, will join the Royal Family for Trooping the Colour on June 9.
“The event marks the official birthday of Queen Elizabeth and it is very likely that Kate’s children will also be in attendance.” It says ‘children’ not just Prince George and Princess Charlotte. So, optimist that I am, I choose to believe that Prince Louis will also be there!
Although there are doubters who say that even though the two older children of the Duke and Duchess have attended in the past, the timing may be wrong for Prince Louis to follow suit this year. His age at the timing of the Jun 9th event just might buy him a pass just this once. But, honestly, what could be the harm in bringing him out for a few moments, just so we can catch a glimpse? (Below, Prince George (2015) and Princess Charlotte (2016) at their first Trooping the Colour)
With any Royal event, very few details are made public ahead of time, so it appears that we’ll just have to wait and see if the “Louis sighting” will come to pass this week or if we’ll have to be patient a little while longer. My money is on the former. You?
To see Princess Charlotte's first Trooping the Colour in 2016, watch the video, below.