Prince Louis Was So Caught Up Greeting Well-Wishers on Christmas Day That He Fell Behind the Rest of the Royal Family

The moment he goes running to catch up with big sister Princess Charlotte is priceless.

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Wherever Prince Louis goes, it seems, he becomes the star of the show (hello Platinum Jubilee!), and his debut Christmas walk to St. Mary Magdalene Church at Sandringham on Sunday was no exception. From stepping in to cheer up Queen Consort Camilla at just the right moment to giving flowers to his big sister Princess Charlotte, Louis once again stole the show—and we’re still taken by an adorable moment from Sunday morning where little Louis thought he was left behind during the family’s walk to church.

Prince Louis

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Louis was so busy chatting up the crowds of well-wishers that lined the path that at one point he realized that his family had continued walking on without him.

In a hilarious clip posted to Twitter, we see Louis—gifts in both hands—running off to catch up with his family, who were by now so far ahead of him that we never see any of them in the short clip. As he ran, he shouted “Charlotte!”—presumably asking his older sister to wait up for him. 

Prince Louis

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“Photogs caught another funny moment when Louis can be seen pulling his mom [the Princess of Wales] away from the crowd, seemingly wanting her to hurry up with the small talk,” OK reports.

Three things we can count on in this life: death, taxes, and Louis stealing our hearts, wherever he goes.

Rachel Burchfield
Contributing Royal Editor

Rachel Burchfield is a writer whose primary interests are fashion and beauty, society and culture, and, most especially, the British Royal Family. In addition to serving as the royal editor at Marie Claire, she has worked with publications like Vogue, Vanity Fair, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, and more. She cohosts Podcast Royal, a show that provides candid commentary on the biggest royal family headlines and offers segments on fashion, beauty, health and wellness, and lifestyle.