Prince William and Princess Kate’s youngest son will join the royal family for Christmas celebrations for the first time.
Prince Louis, 4, is expected to take a “starring role” in the traditional Christmas Day walk to church, The Mirror reports.
Every year the family walk from Sandringham to St Mary Magdalene Church for the morning service, greeting hundreds of people along the way.
A final decision on whether the young prince will attend with his parents will not be made until the day itself, it is believed.
Prince Louis stole the spotlight during the Queen’s platinum jubilee earlier this year, which saw him pull funny faces and cover his ears as he stood next to his great-grandmother on the Buckingham Palace balcony during a flyover.
He was also pictured cuddling mum Kate by putting his hand over her mouth.
Photos of the young royal were widely shared on social media as he captured the hearts of the world.
His parents later said: ‘We all had an amazing time, especially Louis.’
His older brother and sister, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, first joined the Christmas Day walk in 2019 when they were aged six and four.
It is hoped that Louis’ presence could help distract from the ongoing controversy surrounding the royal family since the release of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Netflix documentary.
In the latest set of episodes, Meghan claimed the palace blocked her from getting help when she had suicidal thoughts.
Prince Harry went on to say that Prince William “screamed and shouted at him” during a meeting about the couple stepping back from the royal family.
The rest of the family are expected to continue with Christmas celebrations as usual despite the drama.
King Charles will make history this year by becoming the first male monarch to address Britain on television on Christmas Day.
It was believed to have been filmed last Tuesday and his words are likely to honor his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II, who died in September.
A recent poll suggested that 38% of the population will listen to his speech.
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