Princess Charlotte praised for poise and bravery after 'painful' balcony head bump with little brother Prince Louis

Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis bumped heads during a sweet Buckingham Palace balcony moment

Princess Charlotte Prince Louis bump heads
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Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis shared a typical sibling moment when they bumped heads on the Buckingham Palace balcony during the Trooping the Colour celebrations. 

Princess Charlotte, eight, has previously been seen 'in charge' at royal events, proving that she is becoming a 'standout star'.

And as she joined members of the Royal Family alongside King Charles and Queen Camilla on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch the traditional flypast, Charlotte demonstrated just how professional she can be when it comes to being a royal.

During the air display, Princess Charlotte leaned in close to her brother Prince Louis, appearing to whisper something to him. But Prince Louis was so enthusiastic that in the heat of the moment, he spun around to speak to his parents at the same time, bumping heads with his older sister. 

The Wales youngster did her best to keep her composure following the collision - staying calm and smiling for the crowds. But eventually she was unable to resist the normal trauma response and discreetly rubbed the side of her head to help ease the pain.

Her delayed reaction has been praised by fans on TikTok. One fan wrote, "That hurt, see how she rubs her head? poor Charlotte.” 

Another fan put, "She's so mature, at her age I would be throwing tantrum.”

And a third supporter added, "Not sure what’s funnier Lous not even noticing or Charlotte trying not to act like it hurt."


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It appeared to be Princess Charlotte's unlucky day, as her grandpa King Charles seemed to accidentally elbow her as the royals appeared on the balcony. 

And one fan pointed out, "Poor thing. First Charles elbows her and then this, and not one tear."


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Fans have even commented on how dignified she rubs her head too. One fan wrote, "And she rub her temple with finesse."

While another fan added, "She’s just so poised love her so much."

Princess Charlotte on the balcony rubbing her head after banging heads with Prince Louis

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Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)