Queen Elizabeth II's State Funeral has now started to draw to a close as the nation, along with a lot of the world, mourns the loss of the monarch.
But following the service, people have been left asking why her great-grandchild, Prince Louis, was absent.
The Prince and Princess of Wales's youngest child was noticeably absent from the service today (19 September) while his older siblings, Prince George, nine, and Princess Charlotte, seven, were in attendance.
While it is yet to be confirmed why Prince Louis wasn't present, royal fans have taken to social media to speculate, with many concluding that the four-year-old was not at the service because he is simply too young.
One wrote: "Prince Louis cannot understand yet death. He is asking if he can still play games with the queen and is hard for William and Kate to explain to him everything as he is still young [sic]."
"I think Prince Louis is too young and the service may overwhelming for Prince George and Princess Charlotte," added a second. "A funeral of this magnitude is no place for toddlers."
However, the vast majority of Royal fans speculated that Prince Louis was absent from the funeral after he famously misbehaved at the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in June.
In now-viral images of the youngster, he could be seen making cheeky gestures like sticking his tongue out after struggling to pay attention to the Trooping the Colour event.
While the now Princess of Wales did her best to urge her youngest child to behave, he even covered her mouth with his hand at one point.
One fan joked alongside images of Prince Louis: "People thinking Prince Louis isn't there because he’s too young. The real reason: High chance of chaos."
People thinking Prince Louis isn’t there because he’s too young— Joe (@onlyjoekin_) September 19, 2022
The real reason: High chance of chaos #queensfuneral pic.twitter.com/SYAZUosE5a
Sharing a picture of Louis covering his mother's mouth, another added: "Prince Louis would have caused absolute chaos if he was brought to the funeral, and he would have probably gone viral like this."
Prince Louis would have caused absolute chaos if he was brought to the funeral, and he would have probably gone viral like this 😭 #queensfuneral #statefuneral pic.twitter.com/fjGUMj1IYu— ᴛᴀsʜᴀ ʟᴏᴜɪsᴇ | =🦋 (@eds_afterglow) September 19, 2022
"Prince Louis would have been a riot at that funeral," speculated a third while a fourth wrote: "You just know they put the Emoji Movie [sic] on channel 5 for Prince Louis cos they couldn't risk bringing him along to the funeral."
A fifth even made a meme, writing: "Prince Louis sat at home cos he wasn’t invited to the funeral after he lamped his mum in the mouth at the Jubilee."
Prince Louis sat at home cos he wasn’t invited to the funeral after he lamped his mum in the mouth at the Jubilee pic.twitter.com/m5ks1ASacs— Liam (@LiamLambrini) September 19, 2022
Prince George, who is now second in line to the throne, and Princess Charlotte were perfectly behaved at their great-grandmother's Jubilee.
The pair joined their parents in walking behind their great-grandmother's coffin as it entered Westminster Abbey today (19 September).
Last week, the Princess of Wales opened up about Prince Louis' sweet words when she explained that the Queen had died.
She told a royal well-wisher: "Louis said, 'At least Grannie is with great grandpa now'."
However, she added that he does not yet understand the finality of her death, according to Channel 9 news.
Australia's Governor-General David Hurley revealed that the Princess told him: "The younger one is now asking questions like, 'Do you think we can still play these games when we go to Balmoral' and things like that, because she's not going to be there?'"
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