Why Prince Louis will be the first royal youngster to steal the pre–coronation limelight

The youngest of the Wales family is headed towards a little milestone of his own this weekend...

Prince Louis close up and drop in of King Charles
(Image credit: Getty/ Getty)

Prince Louis will be the first royal youngster to steal the pre-coronation limelight for this reason.

Prince Louis will be the first royal youngster to steal the pre-coronation limelight from King Charles as he is set to celebrate his 5th birthday this weekend.

Traditionally, huge interest surrounds the Wales kids and royal fans are expected to be in for a real treat in the coming days should Kate Middleton keep her birthday passion of taking snaps of her beloved kids.

While much talk has been around Prince Archie having an "intimate" star-studded birthday on the same day as King Charles' historic celebration and with many royal fans wanting to know how to watch the Kings Coronation.

It's actually Prince Louis who will become the first to steal the pre-coronation limelight. He is the first royal to have his birthday in the run-up to the coronation rehearsals - as his sister Princess Charlotte turns eight, just over a week later.

Prince Louis at Trooping the Color in Prince William's arms split screen with Prince Louis pulling faces at Platinum Jubilee

(Image credit: Getty)

Prince Louis was born in the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, like his siblings, and he's noted for stealing the show. From enthusiastic waving during the 2019 Trooping the Color and saying his first words in public in a Q&A with Sir David Attenborough to marching over to sit on his grandad Charles' knee mid-Platinum Jubilee procession.

King Charles sat with Prince Louis on his knee at Platinum Jubilee

(Image credit: Getty)

Last year Kate shared a snap of Louis on his red balance bike ready for his first day at nursery to mark his 4th birthday and since then, you could say that the shy youngster has developed in confidence. After all, who can forget his hilarious Platinum Jubilee cheeky face pulling?!

You can watch a compilation of his best moments below...

Fans will have to wait and see how well he behaves next month for The Kings Coronation which reportedly costs over £100 million and will take place on the weekend of 6th May. 

Prince Louis with his hands over his ears and mouth wide open at Queen's Platinum jubilee

(Image credit: Getty)

The celebrations include a coronation concert complete with an all-star line-up but before then, the Wales family are likely to put Louis centre stage on their official Instagram with the usual birthday post and a snap that's bound to steal the show - and people's hearts!

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!)