Mike Tindall opens up about Prince Louis' Platinum Jubilee antics revealing 'it's tough for them'

The former rugby union player told off the young prince during the celebrations on Sunday

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Mike Tindall, husband of Zara Tindall, has shared why Prince Louis was playing up during the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations. 

We all watched as Prince Louis completely stole the show during the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations over the weekend.

Along with Prince Louis' sweet moment with The Queen on the royal balcony and his cheeky face pulling he was also warned by Mike Tindall to behave after he pulled a series of faces and even put his hand over Kate Middleton's mouth on Sunday evening. 

Prince Louis

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The four-year-old joined his parents, Prince William and Kate Middleton, and his two older siblings, Prince George, 8, and Princess Charlotte, 7, for a special parade at Buckingham Palace on Sunday - but it was his hilarious behavior and what looked like a telling off from Mike that hit the headlines.

During his mischievous moments as he watched the Jubilee Pageant, Mike was spotted teasing little Louis. With the rugby pro, who is married to the Queen's granddaughter, sat behind Louis and Duchess Catherine, he caught the little one's attention and appeared to say "I'm watching you!" while he signaled to his eyes with his two fingers.

However, the ex-Rugby star explained, during his podcast The Good, The Bad, and The Rugby, that the telling off was all in good jest, plus how tough it was for the kids to stay interested. 

"Louis, he was just wanting to have fun. And my two are always mischievous so it's trying to keep a lid on. There were a lot of sweets out back though, so there was a real sugar high," he revealed.

"It's tough for them. They're all young… it's a long time. But as any parent knows you just do whatever needs to be done."

As well as sticking his tongue out at his mum, Kate Middleton, Louis was also pictured waving at crowds and clamping his hands over his ears on the Buckingham Palace balcony as the royals awaited the Red Arrows.

Sarah Finley

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