King Charles III Celebrates First Christmas As Monarch With Royal Family

Prince Louis tipped for greater exposure as youngster ‘humanises’ Royal Family

he Prince and Princess of Wales’ youngest child again became the centre of public attention when he joined the Royal Family on the traditional Christmas walk for the first time.

Mr Myers, royal editor at the Daily Mirror, mentioned some of the difficulties the Royal Family has faced in recent months and years, noting the departure of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, the downfall of Prince Andrew, the calls for the royals to apologise for the family’s colonial past and, of course, the deaths of both Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II.

Speaking on the Pod Save The King podcast, Ms Forsey, host and features editor at the Daily Mirror, said: “We saw a lot more of Prince Louis this year which I think has been a big hit.”

In reference to the Jubilee celebrations, she said: “I think it’s fair to say he stole the show with his great, little smiles… and climbing all over Kate during the pageant.”

King Charles III Celebrates First Christmas As Monarch With Royal Family

Prince Louis made his public Christmas debut last year (Image: Getty)


Louis stole the show during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June (Image: Getty)

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Mr Myers interjected, and said: “He just absolutely stole the show… humanising the Royal Family at times. And certainly, it’s an age-old institution. It’s very, very difficult sometimes for the royals to feel and appear as a normal family but him messing around, putting his tongue out, poking his hand at his mum while she was frantically trying to get him to behave in front of the cameras, I thought was very, very sweet.

“That aspect of the Royal Family can only be a good thing because sometimes it all seems a bit alien… with the things that are going on in the world and how the Royal Family fits into our day-to-day lives. But I’m sure everybody could sympathise [with Kate] if they’ve ever had a naughty brother or sister, or a troublesome child or niece or nephew.”

As the royals have attempted to modernise, they have made an effort to appear more approachable, stepping away from the idea of a staid institution and leaning towards the image of a real family.

Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II in September, and the accession of King Charles III, it is understood that there has been a push on the familial aspect of the Windsors, with the new monarch, his Queen Consort, and the Prince and Princess of Wales undertaking several joint engagements.

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The young Prince’s interactions with his mother caught public attention (Image: Getty)

It came at a controversial time for the Royal Family as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s six-part documentary series, which aired their grievances about the House of Windsor and their time in the UK, was being watched across the globe.

Despite widespread coverage of the series, the UK-based royals continued with business as usual, with no comment addressing Harry & Meghan or Netflix issued by the Palace.

On Christmas Day, the royals continued with their portrayal of unity when they appeared for their traditional morning walk. King Charles and Queen Camilla led the family as they made their way to St Mary Magdalene Church for the festive service.

King Charles III Celebrates First Christmas As Monarch With Royal Family

Louis joined his parents and older siblings on the traditional Christmas walk to church (Image: Getty)

From stepping in to cheer up the Queen Consort at just the right moment to giving flowers to his big sister, Louis quickly captured the public’s attention. A collective “awww” could be heard when Louis ran and called Charlotte’s name, before handing her a posy of flowers.

One fan tweeted that there was a “collective ‘awww’ from the crowd when Prince Louis ran and called Charlotte and gave her the posy of flowers,” describing the sweet moment as “so cute”.

Another noted how happy the young Prince seemed, saying: “Prince Louis grinning at church in Sandringham this morning was so lovely to see.”