Queen's Jubilee: photos of moments you may have missed
Just an energetic four year old, doing what four year olds do best. Louis' mother, Catherine, certainly had her hands full, keeping the little one under control. But his expressions have endeared the crowds.
The four-day weekend, celebrating HRH Queen Elizabeth II's 70 years on the throne kicked off on Thursday 2nd June with the Trooping of the Colour event - normally held to celebrate the Queen's birthday. Everyone looked fabulous and was in good spirits, even with the little prince stealing the show with his priceless reactions to the noisy aircraft blasting overhead.
Prince Louis may have been pulling faces and snapping during his lively toddler years, but it's not the only photo of the royal princes and princess that has caught the public's attention. This one of Princess Charlotte, clearly unimpressed by something below the balcony, is also a facial expression to be remembered.
The Princes George and Louis, along with Princesses Charlotte and Beatrice, converged on the balcony on Thursday as they looked out over the historic Horse Guards Parade. The National Anthem was played as huge crowds amassed in the sunshine in central London.
And suddenly, clearly, something caught the eye of the third in line to the British throne. Or maybe he got something in his eye...?
Camilla joined the Duchess of Cambridge in a carriage as they both arrived at the event. Catherine recycled a previous outfit - a white Alexander McQueen dress - which she had previously worn in June 2021 at the G7 Summit. She adorned the outfit with Princess Diana's sapphire earrings.
Sophie, Countess of Wessex, wife of the Queen's youngest son, and her children, Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn also traveled together in a horse-drawn carriage. The Queen's granddaughter, 18, wore her mother's Philip Treacy hat, which she wore to Trooping the Colour in 2009.
The 71-year-old royal rode on horseback down the mall to the Trooping the Colour celebrations. Why does she ride the horse and not come in the carriages like the other ladies? Why a uniform and not a pretty gown? Princess Anne is Colonel of the Blues and Royals, and she wore her full regalia, joined by the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge.
Prince William, riding a horse named George, looked dapper in his uniform. One has to imagine the weight and heat of those hats under the June sunshine.
Prince Charles, the next in line to the throne, and his 'mummy'. Queen Elizabeth was full of smiles, sporting pastel colours and her diamond Brigade of Guards Brooch, which she wears to every Trooping the Colour.
This year, unlike previous years, only working royals were invited onto the balcony. The Queen (of course!), Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Cambridges, the Wessex family (the Queen's youngest son, wife and children), Princess Anne and her husband, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester (cousin of the Queen), The Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra (also cousins) were those who made the cut. No Harry and Meghan and no Prince Andrew.
The public turned out in their thousands to give their well-wishes to the Queen on this historic event. The photo shows the mall - leading to Buckingham Palace.
This poignant shot was taken of the 124 Gun salute at the Tower of London, in honor of the Queen's birthday. The salute was fired from four twenty-five pounder guns located on Tower Wharf facing the River Thames, by the Honourable Artillery Company at 1 pm.
On to Windsor for the evening celebrations. The view was spectacular as Queen Elizabeth II attended the lighting of the Principal Platinum Jubilee Beacon at Windsor Castle.
More than 2,800 beacons were lit from Buckingham Palace to the UK to overseas territories. There were fires lit at the four high-test peaks in the UK as well as the Channel Islands and 54 Commonwealth capitals across five continents. This floating beacon was on the water as Roman re-enactors performed at a beacon on a hill above Cawfield Quarry at a section of Hadrian's Wall.
Queen Elizabeth II certainly had a long day. We love this shot of the monarch escaping to her quarters after the lighting-the-beacon ceremony. It's not just the general public then that likes to make a sneaky getaway?
The following day, Friday 3rd June, the royals congregated again at the National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral. Pastel colours were a popular choice amongst the ladies.
There was a mixed response for Hollywood's royal couple as Harry and Megan arrived for the Thanksgiving service. This year Harry did not wear his uniform. He sported a suit.
Zara Tindall dared to be seen as she posed for a photo with Harry and Megan Paul's Cathedral. These cousins have obviously remained friendly.
Princess Beatrice of York wore a subtle blue outfit when she arrived at the Cathedral with her husband Mapelli Mozzi. Something was clearly puzzling the mother as she looked out on the crowds huddled around the cathedral.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Carrie Johnson were also at the ceremony. Boris was looking quite smart and had even brushed his hair. The crowds gave the couple a mixed reaction after his 'partygate' scandal ruling the papers for months.
On Saturday, the royals were split. They went off to a range of different events, representing the Queen, who was unable to attend her events. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge waved at well-wishers at Cardiff Castle on Saturday as their son, Prince George, looked as though he was walking down a catwalk.
Sam Ryder, who did the country proud at this year's Eurovision Song Contest, performed with other stars at the BBC Platinum Party at the Palace on the Saturday evening.
As did Brian May and Adam Lambert from 'Queen'. Only icons for an iconic event.
And talking of icons... the one and only Diana Ross performed. The legendary singer has not performed in the UK for 15 years. Ain't no Mountain High Enough to keep her from returning.
The line up was spectacular, celebrating British artists who all felt the celebrations and happy vibes coming from the crowds. Even thought Rod Stewart, in an interview, said he was told to sing a song he didn't want to! He did a stellar job.
Not only legendary names studded the lineup but new ones, too. Ella Eyre took us to the future with her performances, accompanied by some impressive tech. drones made shapes behind her in the sky, like this classic teapot and cup. They also made a waving corgi, the queen's favourite pooch. It was an impressive sight.
Sunday at the Platinum Pageant. Boris shakes hands with Mike Tindall as his daughter, Mia Grace Tindall, looks on.
Prince Louis of Cambridge celebrated during the Platinum Pageant in London on Sunday. The little prince was clearly enjoying all the attention but, be careful, somebody had his eye on him.
Not a man you want to mess with, Mike Tindall reminded Louis that even Princes need to be controlled sometimes.
Performers in bright costumes and enormous floats animated the streets of London during Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
The monarch's face can be seen stencilled on several moments of the parade.
The celebration also featured floats like this one: an impressive. three storey cake.
There was no shortage of music in the colourful and spectacular parade in honour of the monarch.
Those who preferred to enjoy the day in a bar or have a picnic in the middle of the street, could be surprised by musicians popping up to provide a soundtrack for the event.
Up and down the country old and young got together in celebration of 70 glorious years. Coronation chicken and bunting galore as the great British public parted in the streets.
The Prince of Wales watched on as Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall cut a cake at the Big Jubilee Lunch at The Oval on Sunday in London.
Princess Beatrice (left) and Princess Eugenie take on plate spinning during the Big Jubilee Lunch organised by Westminster Council for local volunteer and community groups who helped during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Never one to let the side down. The Queen made an appearance on the balcony. A true example of an exceptional Queen. Congratulations your majesty on 70 glorious years.