Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s new son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was noticeably not in attendance. The Monarch previously took three-month-old Prince Edward on to the balcony in June 1964, The Sun reported. A royal expert claimed the Queen “thought Archie was too young” to attend the event.
Editor of Majesty magazine Ingrid Seward told Fabulous Digital: “The Queen, through her private secretary, could easily have said Archie was far too young for the Palace balcony, which indeed he is.
“She herself took baby Prince Edward onto the balcony in June 1964 but he was three months old and she was the Queen so she could do as she liked!
“Her view would be that it is an event to be enjoyed by children, but no younger then Prince Louis as they must be able to behave properly.
“The last thing she wants is for millions of TV viewers to witness a childhood tantrum.”
Ms Seward’s claim gives a good clue as to why Archie wasn’t there.
However, Prince Louis did make his balcony debut.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s son waved to crowds while wearing an outfit Prince Harry had worn many years before.
He wore a white and blue patterned shirt with blue shorts dating back to 1986 when Harry wore them.
Kate was caught in a typical mum moment with Louis on the day as he was spotted sucking his thumb.
She then had to quickly remove his thumb from his mouth.
The young royal had also been caught out earlier in the day as he was once again seen sucking his thumb while looking out of one of the Palace’s windows.
Stealing the show, Louis had created another hilarious moment as, during the parade, the young royal vigorously waved, so much so that it caused William and Kate to break out in laughter.