Prince Louis may have missed out on the nighttime Coronation Concert on Sunday, but Prince William and Princess Kate’s younger son was more than ready for an action-packed day with the Scouts on Monday morning.
Five-year-old Prince Louis, dressed in a striped polo top, shorts and for his first-ever royal engagement – and in one of the sweet interactions with mum Kate, his adorable nickname was revealed.
The tender moment took place as the Prince and Princess of Wales visited the 3rd Upton Scout Group in Slough with all three of their children, including Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
At one point, Princess Kate joined a group of children, including her own, to toast marshmallows over an open flame. As the royal mum-of-three helped Prince Louis with the fun task, handing him a stick to discard, she could be heard saying the nickname: “Pop that in the fire, Lou Bug.”
Then, as a member of the group gave Lou Bug his very own s’more to eat, the Princess of Wales showed that she’s a hands-on mum, gently reminding the young Prince, “What do you say?” and he responded with a timid smile, “Thank you.”
The sticky s’more clearly was a success, judging by Louis’s hilarious reaction after tucking into the sweet treat!
Princess Kate, who is joint President of the Scout Association, and her family joined the Scouts and fellow volunteers to take part in the Big Help Out.
In addition to assisting in the renovation of the Scout Hut, with such tasks as sanding and painting, the family also helped reset a path – and Prince Louis even had a chance to sit on his father Prince William’s lap as he drove an excavator.
Prince Louis cracks me up every time 😂 pic.twitter.com/nrwzq5U6hL— Toria (@toriaa_h) May 8, 2023
George, Charlotte and Louis seemed thrilled to have had a chance to be Scouts for a day, taking part in all sorts of activities, from finger painting to archery.