Prince Louis wore red shorts to Trooping the Colour today for specific reason

Prince Louis joined his brother and sister in a carriage for today’s Trooping the Colour.

Unlike Prince George, however, the youngest Wales’s child wore a bright red pair of shorts, a white shirt, matching red tie, suit jacket and navy socks.

Louis is no stranger to stepping out in a pair of shorts for an official public engagement. Ealier this year, for Easter Sunday service, he wore a bright blue pair of shorts, and at Christmastime, for the Royal Family’s Christmas Day church service, he stepped out in a pair of shorts underneath his winter coat.

As for why he wears shorts but Prince George doesn’t, etiquette expert William Hanson explained: “It’s a very English thing to dress a young boy in shorts.”

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The tradition of boys wearing shorts apparently dates back as far as the 16th century.

William added: “Trousers are for older boys and men, whereas shorts on young boys is one of those silent class markers that we have in England.”

According to the expert, while it’s more common for boys to wear trousers now, it’s still considered “quite middle class – quite suburban” and “no self-respecting aristo or royal would want to be considered suburban”, he told Harpers Bazaar.

Royal fans loved seeing Louis today, especially in his trademark shorts. One tweeted: “Prince Louis wearing red shorts is legendary.” 

“Prince Louis’ wee red shorts! Stop it. I can’t handle the cute!” Another wrote on social media. 

A third said: “rince George looks handsome in a full blue suit, while Prince Louis is sporting cute red shorts.” 

“I love Louis’ red shorts. The two of them look so cute, while Prince George already displays future king vibes,” another commented. 

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