As King Charles III. and Queen Camilla debuted their new hats after the coronation, a certain five-year-old prince stole the show.
During the 10 minutes Charles and Camilla waved a hand or two to the hundreds gathered outside Buckingham Palace, they were joined by their fellow citizens.
Among them were Prince William, Kate Middleton and their three children Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 8, and Prince Louis, 5.
But as much as the balcony wave crowned a historic moment, standing and waving isn’t exactly a five-year-old’s idea of a good Saturday afternoon.
Instead, Louis spent most of his time looking mildly bored and did what he could to kill the time.
Broadcasters captured the boy banging on the edge of the balcony, waving his hands and even pretending to play the piano and guitar.
At one point he clapped when his family waved and had a rather, well, unique way of doing it; However, Louis’ grandfather didn’t wave like that.
Julian Druker, a correspondent for Channel 5 News, tweeted: “Prince Louis seems a little bored with all this.”
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A UK meme site, Casual UK, said: ‘Prince Louis’ waving style, known as ‘the wipers’.”
Another user added: “I’m only here for Prince Louis’ expressions.”
As they watched the flyby – an affair somewhat muted due to the rain – the young king stuck out his tongue, shouted and pointed to the sky.
This comes after he was seen yawning as he and the rest of his family entered the Abbey to see Charles holding two gold scepters and wearing the glittering St Edward’s Crown.
“Louis’ ‘give me strength,'” said one user, sharing a photo of Louis staring at the ceiling.
“Prince Louis,” said another user, “Meme King.”
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