Princess Charlotte has been praised for her behaviour on the Buckingham Palace balcony when she was accidentally hit on the head by her younger brother Prince Louis. Charlotte, eight, joined her siblings and the Prince and Princess of Wales for the King’s first official birthday parade over the weekend. The young Wales children stole the show as they watched the RAF flypast from the famous balcony and Louis and Charlotte accidentally bumped heads amist all the excitement.
Charlotte appeared to lean into her brother to speak to him when five-year-old Louis spun around to speak to his mother, bumping heads with his sister.
The Princess could be seen rubbing her head for a brief moment but staying composed and continuing to smile and wave to the crowds.
Royal fans were quick to praise the young royal for her behaviour after a video was shared on TikTok of the moment.
One user joked: “She’s so mature, at her age I would be throwing a tantrum.”
Another added: “She’s Queen Elizabeth, Princess Diana, Princess Kate and Princess Anne in one.”
And a third said: “She is a credit to the royal family. When she is given the title Princess Royal she will do Princess Anne proud.”
Body language expert, Judi James, claims the Princess of Wales used secret signals to keep the children on their best behaviour.
Speaking to Fabulous she said: “Kate’s firm but subtle signals ensure the children keep feeling enthusiastic and, in Louis’ case, excited.
“She beamed with pride when Louis started miming drumming along with the band in the carriage.”
She added: “There was also a spreading gesture of both hands that would normally mean quite a severe message of when to stop or what not to do, too.
“She also put her hands below public view in the carriage to mime that ‘stop’ or ‘end’ sign to them as though warning them where the boundaries were, and on the way back she was doing small reward nods and smiles for their good behaviour, to ensure they were enjoying the event too.”