On the 6th of February this year, Her Majesty The Queen became the first British Monarch to enter 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms, and the Commonwealth, marking a Platinum Jubilee.

To celebrate this unprecedented anniversary, there have been many events and initiatives throughout the year, but everything culminated during a four-day UK bank holiday weekend from the 2nd to the 5th of June.

There were military parades, there were concerts, but the star of the show was The Queen's great-grandson, Prince Louis. The 4-year-old won the public's heart with his antics, tantrums, and facial expressions. He amused onlookers by pulling a wide array of exaggerated expressions, clenching his fists, and jumping up and down in his seat.

But while many enjoyed his energy, parents from all over the world have been expressing their support for his mother, Kate Middleton.

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Jenny Michelle
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2 months ago

With a clearly loving mummy x

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Kookamunga
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And here's Charles in 1953 - kids being bored is nothing new. charles-bo...88e349.jpg charles-bored-62a08ce88e349.jpg

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Everything started on the balcony at Buckingham Palace during the Jubilee flypast on June 2nd. Prince Louis scrunched up his face, covered his ears, and then appeared to start screaming.

Then, three days later, during the Platinum Pageant, the young royal was seen sticking his tongue out and holding his hand up to his nose at his mother. He was also spotted slumped in his chair covering his eyes in the front row of the Royal Box.

But according to some accounts, Louis was going hard for most of the celebration. In fact, royal photographer Chris Jackson said he had a hard time snapping pictures of the boy during the festivities.

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N G
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2 months ago

he was the star of the show

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blobby_grrl
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2 months ago

yep. he's literally every four year old ever

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Artemis302
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2 months ago

Say it again: Children are ALWAYS OFF LIMITS!

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On his Instagram Stories, Jackson — who has photographed the British royal family for over two decades — admitted that shooting Louis was difficult because he was too busy cackling to take a good photo.

"I was struggling to keep the camera still as I was chuckling whilst taking these photos, what a character," the photographer said according to the Hello! Magazine reported.

Louis’ shenanigans were a hit throughout the four-day party, starting with the flyover on June 2nd at Buckingham Palace when he was spotted covering his ears and making cheeky faces.

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DennyS (denzoren)
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2 months ago

That's one of the major overlooked factors....the whole world is watching and she has to navigate through. I mean this in no way to take away the amazing job by parents out there who's a single parent or has to work multiple jobs and raise children.

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dream of delusion
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2 months ago

it’s different, yet so similar

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Lewis Fisher Wells
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2 months ago

I will scream f*ck on the most important event in the whole country and everyone in the world will know

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Julie Rosa-Mueller
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2 months ago

I don’t think she looks raged or stressed. She has adapted to royal life like no other and I think she looks like she expects him to be a spitfire! I think she should teach a class in enjoying each moment as it comes!

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The little prince's behavior even made some people beg the question: is it normal for a 4-year-old to act like this or is he just a spoiled brat? But Kaitlin Soulé, a licensed family and marriage therapist in California and the author of 'A Little Less of a Hot Mess: The Modern Mom’s Guide to Growth & Evolution,' told The New York Post that Louis' mannerisms were "completely normal and developmentally appropriate."

"With children around his age, part of their developmental task is to push boundaries and figure out how to be in the world," Soulé explained. "They are really learning from us and they are mimicking our behavior, and I am sure he's been shushed plenty of times. They truly learn from our behavior."

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Liezzzewies
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2 months ago

Such a beauty!

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Snorkeldorf
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2 months ago

I give that child a zillion kudos for keeping it together as best he did. Two zillion kudos to his Mom for keeping it together and keeping him together very well. Long, boring day. So many rules and expectations. I know that I would not have handled it as well as that 4 year old.

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Janet Colgate
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2 months ago

Haha this should be at the top!!

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James016
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George has serious Ron Manager vibes

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While most preschoolers have gained a little mastery over temper tantrums, experts say they still haven't developed enough impulse control to prevent the occasional aggressive behavior. Hitting, kicking, and biting may still be a problem for them.

"Some children have developed self-regulation behaviors by this age, while others need an adult to help soothe them and direct them," Elizabeth Fraley, M.Ed, the CEO of Kinder Ready Inc, a Los Angeles-based education program, explained.

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Paul C.
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2 months ago

TBH I'd quite like Harry and Meghan to keep their entire life private.

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Paul C.
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2 months ago (edited)

I think he looks a lovely little lad and he clearly loves his sister. Her telling him that was enough waving in the carriage was funny.

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Dawn Depietro
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2 months ago

Just because he in a royal family please to him it is just his family! Like any 4 yr old would think and act just most 4 yr old kids don't have every move watched by the world and criticized

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Deborah Harris
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2 months ago

That's the pic ... love it :D

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Dealing with a challenging 4-year-old can be frustrating. It can make some parents wonder if any of their actions are making a difference, so it's important to be aware of how disciplinary techniques can help or harm a child. In preschool children, timeouts, for example, have been shown to change behavior up to 80 percent of the time. In fact, they are most effective for changing one specific behavior in the long term.

The key to timeouts is that they must involve making sure that as the parent, you are also removing yourself from your child. It's not so much the timeout that does the job, but the fact that your child is removed from your attention that makes this strategy so effective.

You also need to talk about the behavior after the timeout in a gentle and loving way; understand that when you first try timeouts, your child's behavior might get worse initially as they test a new boundary.

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Loolie
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2 months ago

I love it!

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Nizumi
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2 months ago

So true! Her level of self control is amazing. Her expression is always appropriate.

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Sue From Michigan
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2 months ago

This is true.

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Nunya Business
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2 months ago

He's so darn cute!

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It's also necessary to use verbal reprimands when dealing with preschoolers if they are constantly looking to get into trouble. But they have to be few and far between. This means not repeating yourself a thousand times. When a parent does that, their child will not take them seriously.

You should also always be sure to frame the reprimand to the child's behavior, not the child. For example, saying, "Johnny, I don't like that you ran away from me in the parking lot," is perfectly fine. But the phrase "Johnny, you are bad for running away from me in the parking lot," is not.

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Megan Curl
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2 months ago

Yes, yes we can.

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Deborah Harris
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2 months ago

You missed the photo with the guy in the background doing the 'I'm watching you'' thing with his fingers to him it's a classic :D

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Madre_Dr4gnZFly
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2 months ago

He's 4.

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Basically, when trying to manage a 4-year-old's challenging behavior, try to remember these tips:

  • keep a positive emotional tone;
  • maintain a positive behavior cycle (praising behaviors that you want your child to display more of and not giving them negative attention for undesirable actions);
  • keep a regular schedule for waking up, activities, and bedtime;
  • establish consistent discipline strategies among caregivers;
  • give your child choices whenever appropriate.

4-year-olds can be challenging. But like many problematic periods in parenting, this too shall pass.

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Tiger Pearl
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2 months ago

I always try to click the play button in pictures 🤦🏻‍♀️

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Loraine D.G. MacGinness
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1 month ago

Congratulations Charles great distraction and :Louis is so comfortable and happy.

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Chelle Jones
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1 month ago

Frankly we should not subject children to events that require them to act beyond their years. The world will still turn if you leave them with a caregiver.

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Kay Yomi
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2 months ago

You don't have to get home. The parking lot got you

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And Louis' parents seem to understand it too. Prince William and Kate Middleton took to social media at the conclusion of the Platinum Jubilee weekend to applaud everyone involved in the festivities – and even acknowledged the worldwide attention their son has received.

"What a fantastic weekend of celebrations. Seeing people across the nation coming together with family, friends and loved ones has been extremely special," the couple wrote. "Thank you to everyone who turned out to show their gratitude to The Queen and her inspiring 70 years of leadership. From the crowds on the Mall to communities hosting street parties up and down the country, we hope you had a weekend to remember."

"We all had an incredible time, especially Louis."

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Emerald Ocean
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2 months ago

I love that smirk! It’s adorable

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