Blame it on the sweets.
Mike Tindall has defended the platinum jubilee antics of his nephew Prince Louis, telling his podcast listeners on Tuesday that access to “lots of sweets” has given the 4-year-old royal a “full sugar high”.
The former rugby player, 43, noted on ‘The Good, the Bad & the Rugby’ that his and Zara Tindall’s daughters, Mia, 8, and Lena, 3, were also acting ‘playfully’ during the Sunday contest.
“It’s hard for them,” said Mike, who is also the father of 1-year-old son Lucas. “They are all young. It’s long.
“But as every parent knows, you do whatever needs to be done,” he continued. “He’s trying to keep a lid on.”
The youngest son of Prince William and Kate Middleton has made headlines for many of his silly moments while helping to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s historic 70 years of service.
On Sunday, the little one was filmed bickering with his cousin Lena over sweets. The toddler refused to give Louis a bite, offering his bag of treats to his siblings Prince George, 8, and Princess Charlotte, 7, instead.
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Zara, 41, and Mike’s eldest daughter, for her part, entertained the crowds with her dance moves. She and Peter Phillips’ 11-year-old daughter Savannah danced on ABBA’s ‘Dancing Queen’ show.
Mia later appeared to run out of steam in the middle of the event. When Louis left his seat for a place on Prince Charles’ lap, Mia took her place between Middleton, 40, and Charlotte and was comforted by the mother-daughter pair.
The Duchess of Cambridge let her niece lean on her shoulder and adjusted her headband, while Charlotte gently rubbed Mia’s back.
Mike raved about the Royal Family’s “good” time on Tuesday, dubbing Louis only “I want[ing] enjoy.”
Willam, 39, and Middleton seemed to feel the same way, poking fun at their youngest child’s capers in an Instagram post on Monday reflecting on the festivities.
“We all had an amazing time, especially Louis… 👀,” the couple wrote.
New York Post