Prince William and Kate Middleton’s three children might be the most popular junior royals in the world. As soon as they leave the hospital in the arms of their mother, royal fans are always there, supporting them in any undertaking and being there for every big milestone.
Both Prince George and Princess Charlotte have their dedicated fans, as well as the youngest, Prince Louis. He, however, has one big milestone yet to reach compared to his older siblings. He is yet to go on a royal tour.
So far, the two-year-old has made a handful of public appearances, such as his Buckingham Palace debut at Trooping the Colour last year, but the young royal is yet to travel overseas with his parents and siblings.
At the start of the year, there were reports that the Cambridge family would be visiting Australia this year after coastal towns were affected by the bushfires. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said to have sent a formal invitation to Prince William and Kate’s household at the time. However no one could have predicted the global pandemic that we are still struggling against, so any overseas travel has been put on hold for the royal until things die down. It was unknown whether the children would have accompanied the Duke and Duchess to Australia, but if so that would have been Prince Louis’ first royal tour.
When compared to his older siblings, Prince Louis is falling way behind schedule. Prince George went on his first royal tour when he was just eight months old, visiting Australia and New Zealand. He was certainly the star of the tour, with him simply having a great time. There he met his namesake George the bilby at Taronga Zoo in Sydney and was even given his own soft toy, in which he fell in love instantly.
His sister, Princess Charlotte, joined her parents and older brother Prince George, on their tour to Canada in 2016, when she was 16-months-old. The young royals had a blast at a children’s party in Victoria, British Columbia, where the Princess spoke her first words in public, as she ran towards a balloon arch and said “pop!” Since then, Prince George and Princess Charlotte have joined their parents for their visit to Germany and Poland in 2017.