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Prince Louis Pulls Off The Cutest Royal Wave And Melts Everyone's Hearts

The 1-year-old was royally excited during the Trooping the Colour ceremony.

The British royals are famous for their waves.

Queen Elizabeth II has pretty much turned it into an art form during her 67 years on the throne.

But the queen’s great-grandson, 1-year-old Prince Louis, pulled off what could be one of the cutest royal salutations yet during Saturday’s Trooping the Colour ceremony that celebrates the monarch’s official birthday.

Louis, being held by his mother, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, waved as the Royal Air Force’s Red Arrows display team flew over the royal residence. 

Aww!

Louis also excitedly waved while being carried by his father, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. His 4-year-old sister Princess Charlotte also got in on the waving act, although Prince George, 5, did not.

The annual ceremony saw Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, making her first royal engagement alongside husband Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, since the birth of their son Archie last month.

Check out more photos from the ceremony here:

  • The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the Trooping the Colour ceremony in London on Saturday.
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    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the Trooping the Colour ceremony in London on Saturday.
  • The Duke and Duchess of Sussex rode together in a horse-drawn carriage to the celebration.
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    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex rode together in a horse-drawn carriage to the celebration.
  • Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, joined Prince Harry and Meghan in the carriage.
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    Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, joined Prince Harry and Meghan in the carriage.
  • Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, pictured on their way to Trooping the Colour 2019.
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    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, pictured on their way to Trooping the Colour 2019.
  • It was the Duchess of Sussex's first royal engagement since the birth of her son.
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    It was the Duchess of Sussex's first royal engagement since the birth of her son.
  • Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
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    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
  • Duchess of Sussex.
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    Duchess of Sussex.
  • Meghan and Prince Harry welcomed first son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor into the world in May.
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    Meghan and Prince Harry welcomed first son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor into the world in May.
  • Queen Elizabeth II rode in a carriage to attend the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony.
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    Queen Elizabeth II rode in a carriage to attend the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony.
  • Queen Elizabeth II.
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    Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Queen Elizabeth II.
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    Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Lady Louise Windsor rode in another carriage with Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.
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    Lady Louise Windsor rode in another carriage with Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.
  • Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice.
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    Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice.
  • Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex.
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    Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex.
  • Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, rode on horseback.
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    Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, rode on horseback.
  • Prince Charles pictured with Prince William, both on horseback, during the ceremony.
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    Prince Charles pictured with Prince William, both on horseback, during the ceremony.
  • Princess Anne.
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    Princess Anne.
  • Soldiers march to Horse Guards Parade in London with their rifles in hand, ahead of the Trooping the Colour ceremony.
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    Soldiers march to Horse Guards Parade in London with their rifles in hand, ahead of the Trooping the Colour ceremony.
  • Soldiers take part in the parade along the Mall in London, after the Trooping the Colour ceremony.
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    Soldiers take part in the parade along the Mall in London, after the Trooping the Colour ceremony.
  • Trooping the Colour, pictured from above.
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    Trooping the Colour, pictured from above.
  • Queen Elizabeth II inspects troops at the ceremony.
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    Queen Elizabeth II inspects troops at the ceremony.
  • Members of the Welsh Guards, a regiment of Household Division, march to the ceremony.
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    Members of the Welsh Guards, a regiment of Household Division, march to the ceremony.
  • Members of the King's Troop Royal Artillery lead the parade down the Mall back to Buckingham Palace after the queen's birthda
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    Members of the King's Troop Royal Artillery lead the parade down the Mall back to Buckingham Palace after the queen's birthday parade.
  • Britain's Red Arrows, the flying display team of the Royal Air Force, fly over Buckingham Palace.
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    Britain's Red Arrows, the flying display team of the Royal Air Force, fly over Buckingham Palace.
  • Prince Louis and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, appear on the balcony at Buckingham Palace.
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    Prince Louis and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, appear on the balcony at Buckingham Palace.
  • Prince Louis, Prince George, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, appea
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    Prince Louis, Prince George, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, appear on the balcony during Trooping the Colour, the queen's annual birthday parade.
  • Members of the royal family wave from the balcony of Buckingham Palace at the conclusion of the Trooping the Colour ceremony.
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    Members of the royal family wave from the balcony of Buckingham Palace at the conclusion of the Trooping the Colour ceremony.
  • Well-wishers pictured ahead of the Trooping the Colour ceremony.
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    Well-wishers pictured ahead of the Trooping the Colour ceremony.
  • Thousands of spectators attended the event.
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    Thousands of spectators attended the event.
  • People on their cellphones as they watch the Trooping the Colour parade.
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    People on their cellphones as they watch the Trooping the Colour parade.
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