Charles & Louis: Inside their special bond

It’s clear who rules the future king’s heart.
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Prince Charles loves his five grandchildren equally, but even he admits to having had a soft spot for Prince Louis from the moment the youngest Cambridge child started walking and talking.

WATCH BELOW: Prince Louis waves on the balcony at The Queen’s Birthday Parade

“Charles adores his cheeky little grandson,” says a source.

“No-one makes Charles laugh like Louis, with his bombastic ways and bursts of energy. Equally, no-one can calm Louis down like ‘Grandpa Wales’ can. They have a special bond.”

Never was that more evident than during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

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Mischievous Louis was seen sitting on his grandpa’s lap at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant. (Credit: Getty)

Louis, 4, made headlines around the world for putting on a turn for his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, 40.

He covered ever-patient Kate’s mouth with his hands and blew raspberries when she tried to stop him. According to royal cousin-in-law, Mike Tindall, Louis’ antics were all thanks to a sugar high.

Soon after, cameras caught Louis asking to “go and sit with Pa”, rushing past Princess Charlotte, 7, Prince George, 8, and 39-year-old Wills to climb on to the 73-year-old’s lap.

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Grandpa duties! (Credit: Getty)

“Kate was amazed, he settled right down and watched the show happily,” says a source.

“Charles was pretty tickled by that as he loves Louis. He’s had lots of practice wrangling cheeky little boys thanks to Prince Harry, who was similarly naughty when he was 4 years old.”

The source went on: “Charles often remarks that George is like seeing William as a child all over again, and Louis is Harry. Having Louis around has been just the tonic for Charles, who’s devastated at how it’s all gone wrong with Harry, but there’s a sense he’s getting another chance with his grandson.”

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