Queen's Platinum Jubilee: Prince Louis wears William's sailor suit

Louis is daddy’s double! Prince, four, is adorable in a white sailor suit that’s IDENTICAL to one worn by two-year-old William to Trooping the Colour in 1985

  • Prince Louis was the spitting image of his father Prince William as he joined his family at Trooping the Colour
  • The four-year-old royal looked adorable in a white sailor suit as he travelled down The Mall in a carriage 
  • Outfit is strikingly similar to one worn by Prince William to Trooping the Colour in 1985
  • Some royal watchers even suggested it is the same suit, perfectly preserved for almost 40 years 

Prince Louis was the spitting image of his father Prince William as he joined his mother and siblings at Trooping the Colour this morning. 

The four-year-old son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge looked adorable in a white sailor suit that is identical to one worn by a two-year-old Prince William to the same event in 1985.

Some royal watchers have suggested it could even be the same suit, perfectly preserved for almost 40 years. The Royal Family are known for their love of recycling and handing down clothing, so there is every chance it could be the same.

Eight-year-old Prince George, the future king, was given a more grown-up outfit, wearing a smart navy suit with a shirt and blue tie. 

Meanwhile Princess Charlotte wore a pretty periwinkle blue dress with floaty capped sleeves, adding a matching bow in her hair.  


The four-year-old son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge looked adorable in a white sailor suit (right) that is strikingly similar to worn by the Duke of Cambridge, then aged two, to the military event in 1985 (left)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, took a starring role in the royal carriage as they arrive alongside their mother the Duchess of Cambridge, and the Duchess of Cornwall today at the start of Trooping the Colour

Childhood memories: Prince William, then almost three, with his cousin Zara Phillips (left) and Davina Windsor, the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, on the balcony of Buckingham Palace at Trooping the Colour in 1985

Waves all round! The siblings offered warm waves to those who have queued – some overnight – to catch a glimpse of the royals at Buckingham Palace this morning…but Princess Charlotte wasn’t entirely happy with her little brother’s enthusiasm for greeting the gathered crowds

Adorable! Two-year-old Prince William takes in the action with his cousin Zara (left) and distant cousin Davina Windsor

Family moment: Prince William, centre, with the Royal Family including his parents and baby brother Prince Harry in 1985

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s three children took centre stage today in the first royal carriage down the Mall at the start of Trooping the Colour.

Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis joined the Duchess of Cambridge, and the Duchess of Cornwall as they made their way down Horse Guards Parade for the historic parade.

Proving that sibling rivalry can rear its head even on the most regal of occasions, Princess Charlotte was spotted ticking off her little brother Louis for waving too enthusiastically.

The seven-year-old , who looked elegant in a cornflower blue dress, and wore her hair loose with a neat braid and matching blue ribbon, was seen asking Prince Louis to ‘stop waving!’

Prince William and Kate Middleton’s oldest child Prince George, eight, who was dressed in a sharp suit, with matching blue tie, looked on as the minor squabble broke out in the royal carriage.

The Duchess of Cambridge waves to the public as she arrives on a carriage to attend the Queen’s Birthday Parade today

The Duchess of Cambridge waves to the public as she arrives on a carriage to attend the Queen’s Birthday Parade today

Prince George, Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte are part of the procession during Trooping the Colour in London today

Cheers go up from thousands of spectators in The Mall in London as they catch sight of Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis with proud parent Kate and the Duchess of Cornwall during Trooping the Colour this morning

Prince George, Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte are part of the procession during Trooping the Colour in London today

A little sibling tension? An adorable moment caught Charlotte and little brother Louis having a few choice words over the youngest Cambridge’s commitment to waving

A big day! The three children, who will later watch the historic flypast over Buckingham Palace, appeared to be enjoying their moment in the spotlight 

Louis, four, looked relaxed between his two siblings as the Cambridge children took a central role in the parade – in front of thousands of spectators – in London today

The Duchess of Cambridge was wearing a white coat dress by Alexander McQueen and a hat by Philip Treacy

The Duchess of Cornwall rides alongside the Duchess of Cambridge and all three of her children in the first carriage today

Nudged up between his siblings, the young Prince appeared comfortable in the public eye as he looked at the thousands of crowds gathered for the historic spectacle.

Clearly enjoying the day too, the Duchess of Cambridge was thought to have told her children ‘Look at these colours and all the flags!’ as they bypassed thousands of well-wishers on the Mall.

Kate Middleton stunned in a £3,000 Alexander McQueen blazer dress today. The Duchess of Cambridge, 40, looked in great spirits as she smiled and waved at adoring crowds. Earlier she was seen riding in a car with Prince William, 39, who sported full military regalia.

Her Royal Highness is a huge fan of the British brand sporting designs on several occasions, most famously to her wedding in 2011.

The Queen leaves Windsor Castle with her lady-in-waiting Lady Susan Hussey this morning to head to Buckingham Palace

Lady Louise Windsor was the picture of poise as she joined her parents and younger brother for The Queen’s Birthday Parade to kick off the Platinum Jubilee celebrations

The Queen’s granddaughter, 18, looked elegant in a pink floral dress as she took her seat alongside Prince Edward, the Countess of Wessex and James, Viscount Severn, 14, for the procession down The Mall

Despite not yet being old enough to be a senior working member of the royal family, Lady Louise was invited to join in the celebrations alongside her parents and brother

Charles is taking the salute as the Colour of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards is trooped and inspect the Troops of the Household Division on the monarch’s behalf. He is joined by his elder son and sister, with all three on horseback

Princess Anne, Princess Royal rides horseback during the Trooping the Colour parade in London this morning

The Duke of Cambridge takes part in the Royal Procession as he leaves Buckingham Palace for Trooping the Colour today

The Queen’s granddaughter Zara Tindall donned a Beulah London Darsha dress teamed with a Juliette Botterill ‘Floral Blossom Percher’ hat and her Rolex watch as she got ready to watch Trooping The Colour with her husband Mike.

All you need to know about Trooping the Colour in London today 

The four-day Jubilee celebration kicks off with the lavish Queen’s Birthday Parade today. Here is the schedule:

  • Starting at 10am at Buckingham Palace, it snakes down The Mall to Horse Guards Parade, with members of the Royal Family on horseback and in carriages joining at around 10.30am.
  • Event turns into traditional Trooping the Colour which has marked the monarch’s official birthday for 260 years.
  • The colour is being trooped by the 1st Battalion, Irish Guards – Prince William is Colonel of the Regiment – with up to 1,450 officers and soldiers from the Household Division putting on an extravagant display of military pageantry, together with 400 Army musicians and around 240 horses.
  • Royal Gun Salute. 12.52am: 82 rounds in Hyde Park. 1pm: 124 rounds at the Tower of London.
  • After parade, royals flank the Queen on the Buckingham Palace balcony to watch a special 70-aircraft RAF flypast. Prince Andrew and the Sussexes are not invited to the line-up, which comprises: The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children, The Earl and Countess of Wessex and their children, The Princess Royal and Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra. 

WHERE TO WATCH

Public can watch spectacle from The Mall – lined with 200 soldiers from the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards – or on large screens in nearby St James’s Park, Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh or Bute Park in Cardiff.

She added a Philip Treacy hat to the ensemble and paid a sweet tribute to Princess Diana by wearing her late mother in law’s earrings.

The Queen’s Birthday Parade at Horse Guards in London is the first official Platinum Jubilee event of the bank holiday weekend, with Her Majesty set to appear on the Buckingham Palace balcony for the RAF flypast at 1pm.

Thousands of people draped in Union Jack flags, party hats and plastic tiaras lined The Mall in the warm sunshine today. Some of those at the front brought camping chairs, having arrived over the past few days to get the best spot, and spirits were high as members of the public chatted and joked with police maintaining the perimeter.

However, police then swooped on four intruders tried to smash through security on The Mall. 

Two of the protesters – who were from Animal Rebellion – were able to sit in the middle of the road as the marching band approached. Officers hauled them out of the way as the musicians walked by them, avoiding them completely.

The Irish Guards were among the first to arrive at a march at Horse Guards Parade this morning in front of the sitting crowds in the bright sunshine, led by their mascot, an Irish Wolfhound called Seamus. 

And as huge crowds descended on the capital to witness the historic weekend, police and park authorities said the areas were full.

The Metropolitan Police said: ‘The viewing areas in central London for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations are now full. To avoid the disappointment of not being able to enter the viewing areas please avoid the area.’

And the Royal Parks added: ‘Crowds have flocked to St James’s Park for Trooping the Colour and public viewing areas are now at full capacity. Please do not head to St James’s Park but enjoy the Jubilee celebrations elsewhere.’

The royal family will later watch as dozens of aircraft from the Royal Navy, the Army and Royal Air Force will perform a historic flypast.  

The six-minute display will include attack helicopters, Typhoon fighter jets, surveillance and transport planes and more. 

It’s likely that the three Cambridge siblings will meet their Transatlantic cousins, Lilibet, nearly one, and Archie, three, for the first time today. 

Brigade major James Shaw (centre, top) leads members of the Household Cavalry to Horse Guards Parade this morning

People gather along The Mall for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in London this morning

Crowds on The Mall ahead the Trooping the Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade in London this morning

The Sussexes are thought to have a grandstand view of Horse Guards Parade, as the Trooping the Colour parade took place beneath them. 

The large royal party also includes all grandchildren of the Queen and their spouses. As well as the Sussexes there will be Princess Beatrice and her husband Edo, Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack and Anne’s children, Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall, and their families. 

After the historic parade, the royals flanked the Queen on the Buckingham Palace balcony to watch the special 70-aircraft RAF flypast.

Prince Andrew and the Sussexes are not invited to the line-up, although the Sussexes attended Trooping the Colour this morning. 

By the Queen’s side on the balcony was the Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children, The Earl and Countess of Wessex and their children, The Princess Royal and Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and the Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra.

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