Princess Charlotte and King Charles during Trooping the Colour

Princess Charlotte and King Charles share sweet moment on balcony at Trooping the Colour as fans gush

The nine-year-old appeared in awe of her grandfather

Princess Charlotte left fans gushing with her behaviour towards her grandfather King Charles at Trooping the Colour last weekend.

On Saturday (June 15), the royals came together to celebrate the King’s official birthday parade – aka Trooping the Colour.

Charlotte, nine, was in attendance with her siblings – Prince George, 10, and Prince Louis, six, – and her parents the Prince and Princess of Wales.

But one moment she shared with the King on the balcony of Buckingham Palace left fans moved.

Royals including Princess Charlotte on palace balcony with King Charles
Fans gushed over Princess Charlotte looking at her grandfather, King Charles (Credit: Cover Images)

Princess Charlotte at Trooping the Colour

One royal fan shared a photo of Charlotte looking up at her grandfather as he waved to crowds below.

They wrote: “King Charles looks emotional on the Buckingham Palace balcony but is comforted that he is surrounded by family who love him and who he adores. The King with his beloved daughter-in-law and his most cherished granddaughter.”

In the picture, Charlotte looked lovingly at the King – who is receiving treatment for cancer. Royal fans spotted this and gushed in the replies section.

One person said: “The way Charlotte is looking at her grandfather… affection and respect.”

Princess Charlotte with mum Kate at Trooping the Colour 2024
Princess Charlotte attended Trooping the Colour with her parents and siblings on Saturday (Credit: Cover Images)

Another wrote: “This little Princess has great awareness she sees her grandfather is emotional. What a lovely family only goodness comes from them.”

Someone else added: “The little Princess seems to recognise the King’s emotion. She is already showing empathy for others. She will be a good, loving, hardworking Princess for the UK should she go that route.”

The way Charlotte is looking at her grandfather… affection and respect.

Meanwhile, another gushed: “Sweet Charlotte looking out for her grandfather.”

It came after some royal fans expressed concern for King Charles during the ceremony.

King Charles and Camilla in carriage at Trooping the Colour 2024
The King reportedly admitted feeling tearful to wife Camilla (Credit: Cover Images)

King Charles birthday parade

One person said: “King Charles looks tired, but committed to his duty.”

Another commented: “King Charles is looking frail.”

Meanwhile, according to a lip reader, the King made an emotional confession to his wife Queen Camilla during the procession.

Nicola Hickling told the Mirror that Charles said: “Oh dear, I don’t know why I’m feeling rather tearful.”

Elsewhere during the celebrations, Charlotte took centre stage when she was spotted giving brother Louis a little telling off.

Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte in carriage at Trooping the Colour
Princess Charlotte kept Prince Louis in check at the event (Credit: Cover Images)

Charlotte telling off Prince Louis

As Princess Kate and her three kids watched a military parade, Louis was seen dancing around. Lip reader Nicola Hickling told the Mirror that Charlotte told him: “You have to stop doing that. Watch the parade.”

But Louis hit back: “I won’t.”

Charlotte told him: “Do as you’re told,” to which he replied: “Nope.”

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Rebecca Carter
Associate Editor (News)