Prince Louis is expected to carry out his first official royal engagement this weekend as he joins his family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for the Trooping the Colour ceremony. The annual event is a celebration of the Queen’s ‘official’ birthday (her real birthday is in April) and includes a military parade, a royal carriage ride and an RAF flyover, which will be watched by the entire family from the balcony.
Although Kensington Palace has not confirmed that the young prince will be taking part, it is assumed that we will see him this Saturday, considering that both Prince George and Princess Charlotte made their first Trooping the Colour appearances when they were just one year old.
In a similar sense, there is also some speculation that George and Charlotte might, for the first time, take part in the carriage procession, as Harry and William first did this aged four, meaning that the young prince and princess might now be ready for the role.
One young royal who we do not expect to see this weekend is the Duke and Duchess of Sussex‘s baby son Archie, who turned just one month old today.
We are likely, however, to see Meghan on this occasion because, despite being on maternity leave, Trooping the Colour is one of the biggest events on the royal calendar. Last year, the Duchess of Cambridge temporarily came back from maternity leave to attend.
This article originally appeared in Harper’s BAZAAR UK.