Prince Louis, the youngest son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge may only be two years old, but he’s already a popular royal figure.
- Prince Louis has yet to accompany his parents on his first royal tour.
- His siblings Prince George and Princess Charlotte have already experienced the excitement of these official overseas visits.
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The prince is often featured on his parents’ Kensington Royal Instagram page in adorable snaps alongside his brother Prince George and sister Princess Charlotte.
It’s hardly surprising that royal fans can’t help but be curious about how the young prince will fit into royal life as he grows up. But now it has emerged that there’s one significant milestone that Prince Louis has yet to hit.
It’s something both of his siblings have already experienced, but with the pandemic continuing to affect global travel, it may be a while yet before Louis can follow in their footsteps.
What milestone has Prince Louis yet to hit?
Despite the fact that Prince William and Duchess Catherine’s youngest child will turn 3 in April, Prince Louis has still yet to go on a royal tour.
It’s not uncommon for royal children to go on royal tours when they are still quite young, though it could be that the restrictions imposed globally by the pandemic mean Prince Louis’ tour debut is still quite far off.
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Until international travel resumes fully, it’s perhaps unlikely that the Royal Family will be touring anywhere beyond the UK.
Whilst Prince Louis has yet to experience the excitement, these riveting occasions are something Prince George and Princess Charlotte are both used to by now.
Where have Prince George and Princess Charlotte been on tour?
Whilst Louis has yet to experience a royal tour, Prince George accompanied his parents to Australia and New Zealand on his first one when he was just 9 months old.
A source reportedly claimed at the time that Prince William and Duchess Catherine wanted this first tour to be “as much of a home from home as possible” for their first child.
Meanwhile Princess Charlotte made her royal tour debut in 2016. She joined the family on a visit to Canada when she was just 16 months old. There amongst many other aspects of the trip, she attended a children's party for military families.
The Cambridge’s cousin Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, son of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex has also been on a royal tour.
Archie joined his parents on their trip to South Africa in 2019 and even got to meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
What is a Royal Tour and why do they take place?
Royal Tours are when members of the Royal Family go on an official visit overseas. Here they tour a number of different locations and act as ambassadors for the UK.
The tours act as a way to help improve relations with other countries and huge crowds typically gather to see the royals on these special occasions.
Regardless of where and when Prince Louis makes his royal tour debut, it seems certain that similarly massive crowds will be delighted to see him joining his parents and siblings on an official visit for the first time.
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