Prince Louis Is "Very Enthusiastic" as He Joins His Family For His First-Ever Royal Engagement
Prince Louis just checked a major royal milestone off his list after a weekend of festivities for King Charles III's coronation. On May 8, the 5-year-old joined his parents, Prince William and Kate Middleton, and his older siblings, Prince George, 9, and Princess Charlotte, 8, for a surprise appearance at this year's Big Help Out event — a day when people in the UK are encouraged to volunteer in their communities — marking his first-ever official royal engagement.
Prince Louis has participated in a handful of outings with his royal family — including Trooping the Colour and Easter mass — but according to Buckingham Palace, this is the first time he's done royal duties with his parents, People reported.
Per the outlet, during Big Help Out, Prince Louis volunteered with his family and the 3rd Upton Scout Group in Slough. Specifically, he helped renovate the scouts' hut by sanding and painting. Photographers captured moments of him steering a wheelbarrow and helping his father use an excavator. Scout helper Anne Edwards told People of his painting skills, "Louis was very enthusiastic and did a good job. He was determined to do it all by himself, and he managed to dig the whole paintbrush in, flick it up, and managed to cover quite a few of us in paint!"
There were also times for Prince Louis and his family to have some fun during the volunteer initiative, as they took turns shooting a bow and arrow and even gathered around a fire to enjoy some toasted marshmallows.
Prince Louis's royal engagement comes after the busy weekend of Charles's crowning ceremony on Saturday. Later that day, he and his family joined the king and Queen Camilla on the palace's balcony to greet well-wishers during the royal occasion. He sat out the coronation concert, though, where members of the royal family watched acts like Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and more perform.
See more photos of Louis's Big Help Out royal duties ahead.