Prince Louis manages to steal the show every time he appears at a royal event, and mom, Kate, Princess of Wales,' third annual Christmas concert on Friday, December 8, was no exception! After the service concluded, the fourth in line to the throne reached over and blew out Princess Charlotte's candle, which garnered a grin from his elder sister and mother.
Prince George also joined his two siblings along with Prince William in what has become a new royal tradition since its inception in 2021. The Princess of Wales organized the special service, which takes place in Westminster Abbey, as a way to "support babies, young children and families in communities across the U.K." It is sponsored by the Royal Foundation and typically features multiple members of the royal family all coming out to support the future queen's initiative.
Before the carol service began, all three Wales children mailed out letters to other children across the United Kingdom. Along with the Wales family, Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, and the Princess of Wales's sister, Pippa, also attended the event.
The queen-in-waiting played a rendition of Wham!'s "Last Christmas" on a piano that once belonged to former Beatles member John Lennon, who was tragically killed 43 years to the day in New York City.
The Princess of Wales arrived at the event one hour before the start time, where she met and spoke with performer Adam Lambert to tell him how she liked his performance at Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee in June 2022.
2023 has been a busy year for William and Kate's children in terms of major royal appearances and their schooling. George, also a king-in-waiting, is in final preparations before possibly moving on to Eton College. One royal commentator pointed out how this focus may be one reason that Louis is allowed to be as mischievous as everyone now expects him to be.
"So this half-term holiday may not be quite like his previous holidays and could involve a certain amount of revision. That will be doubly hard with his sister and little brother having all the fun, but I’m sure William and Kate will find a healthy balance that will allow George to join in most of the time," royal expert Jennie Bond stated in October.
She continued: "George will be their priority right now because of his exams and his future schooling to consider. Charlotte is relatively carefree, but as the only girl, she’ll no doubt command special attention. Louis is the little kid on the block — probably getting away with murder while their parents are too busy with the others to chastise him!"