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Prince Louis isn’t the only one to please the House of Windsor.
Her older sister Princess Charlotte stole the show in a swimming competition on Tuesday at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England. The 7-year-old joined her parents, Prince William and Kate Middleton, as well as her royal parents, Prince Edward, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and their children.
Charlotte imitated her little brother, making several faces among the laughing spectators. At one point, she even gave her father a thumbs up. Her mother watched as she provided expert advice on the events.
The outing marked the first time the princess had attended a royal event alone with her parents. Charlotte is usually accompanied by her brothers Prince George, 9, and Louis, 4. George, who is third in line to the throne, has already attended a handful of solo events with his parents, including Wimbledon last month.
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The swimming competition is also the second major sporting event supported by Charlotte. Queen Elizabeth’s great-granddaughter joined William, 40, on Sunday to wish the England women’s team good luck ahead of the Women’s Euro 2022 final victory over Germany. Her father recently revealed that Charlotte is a “budding star” in football. She had previously joined her family at games featuring her favorite team, Aston Villa.
Louis went viral twice during the Platinum Jubilee, which marked the Queen’s 70 years on the throne. The youngest child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made many funny faces and covered his ears as he shouted next to the Queen, 96. This image quickly became a meme on social media.
In June, royal correspondent Neil Sean told Fox News Digital that Charlotte and her siblings are royal scene stealers — for good reason.
“The way royal children modernize the monarchy is really simple,” he said at the time. “The most compelling image of the Jubilee was, without a doubt, the Queen, Paddington Bear and that sandwich. But a close second must be the image of the boisterous Prince Louis rolling his eyes and clasping his hands to his ears while that the flypast took place while he stood with the queen.This picture has sold all over the world and made various snappers very rich indeed.
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“So how does this even differ from Harry and William’s tougher upbringing for children today?” He shared. “Well, Princess Diana was a lax mother in many ways and treated her children with the real world, showing them that it wasn’t all privilege and first class thefts. But this is the 21st century, and mothers Royals need to connect now more than ever, thanks to the world of social media.”
Sean noted how Middleton, who is the “brilliant photographer” behind her children’s royal portraits, knows how to capture their personalities for the public.
“…She controls the image and who she lets them have first,” Sean said. “It makes the outing exciting and worthwhile. But, as she told me at an exhibit, ‘Choosing this picture as a mom is hard because you love them all.'”
William met Middleton, 40, at the University of St. Andrews. The couple married in 2011 at Westminster Abbey in a ceremony televised around the world.
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William is the second in line to the British throne after his father, Prince Charles. Over the years, William has undertaken many charitable activities, projects and official duties in support of the Queen.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.