Prince Louis & Prince William Wear Same Trooping The Colour Outfit 37 Years Apart: Photos

For his Trooping the Colour carriage debut, 4-year-old Prince Louis wore the exact same sailor suit that his father Prince William sported at the same event when he was 2 years old.

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Prince William and Kate Middleton‘s youngest son Prince Louis, 4, wore a familiar outfit to the Trooping the Colour Parade on June 2. Louis dressed in a mini sailor suit in his first appearance inside the carriage at the event. Louis’ outfit choice fueled nostalgia since his 39-year-old father wore that exact same sailor suit 37 years ago to the 1985 Trooping the Colour Parade, when he was 2 years old. Funny enough, that was the year William’s brother Prince Harry, 37, made his Trooping the Colour debut.

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Prince Louis at the 2022 Trooping the Colour Parade (Photo: Ian Vogler/AP/Shutterstock)

Louis actually made his debut at the Trooping the Colour Parade in 2019, but appeared only on the Buckingham Palace balcony and not in the carriage. He wore the same blue-and-white shirt with matching shorts that his uncle Harry had on at the 1986 event, which his late mother Princess Diana attended.

For the 2022 Trooping the Colour Parade, which kicks off Queen Elizabeth II‘s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, Louis gleefully rode in the carriage with his siblings. He sat in between George and Charlotte, who all matched in blue. The royal trio were joined by their mom Kate, 40, and grandmother Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, in the first carriage. William, meanwhile, marched with other soldiers in the procession.

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Prince William at the Trooping the Colour Parade in 1985 (Photo: Sipa/Shutterstock)

Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis are reportedly expected to have a more “visible” role in the Platinum Jubilee events, which run through June 5. The celebrations will also mark the first time that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s kids and their cousins Archie, 3, and 1-year-old Lilibet are all together for the first time. Archie and Lilibet have been living in California with Harry and Meghan Markle, 40, but the family of four are traveling across the pond to celebrate the Queen.

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