Prince Louis, the youngest child of the Prince and Princess of Wales, has been warmly received by royal enthusiasts through a series of public appearances in recent years.
From his participation on the Buckingham Palace balcony during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations in 2022 to his inaugural presence at the Christmas Day church service last December, Louis has achieved numerous significant milestones in the royal realm, all before reaching the age of five.
Shortly after his grandfather King Charles's coronation in May, Louis even partook in his initial official public commitment alongside his parents and older siblings, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
As a family of five, they volunteered with a Scout group, where Louis exhibited great excitement while engaging in activities such as shoveling sand, painting a planter base, and filling a wheelbarrow.
However, there is a notable milestone that the young Prince, Prince Louis, has yet to achieve, which is going on his first official royal tour.
Nevertheless, there is a logical explanation as to why Louis has not embarked on an official trip abroad.
During Prince William and Kate's visit to Pakistan in October 2019, their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, remained in the United Kingdom. Kensington Palace stated that this particular tour was the couple's most complex one at that time.
In 2020 and beyond, the COVID-19 pandemic created travel challenges, resulting in the majority of the royal family focusing on engagements within the United Kingdom.
In March 2022, William and Kate embarked on their first joint overseas tour following the pandemic, spending ten days exploring various destinations in the Caribbean.
Once again, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis did not accompany their parents on a trip due to it occurring during their school term. At the time, George and Charlotte were attending Thomas's Battersea school in southwest London, while Louis was enrolled at Willcocks Nursery School.
Following the Waleses' relocation to Windsor during the summer, the young royals commenced their education at their new school, Lambrook, in September 2022.
Similarly, the Prince and Princess embarked on a three-day visit to Boston in the United States last November, which also coincided with the school term.
It appears that William and Kate are expected to travel to Singapore for the Earthshot Prize Awards on November 7th. However, this may clash with the schooling of George, Charlotte, and Louis. Kensington Palace has not made any official announcements regarding additional overseas trips for this year, so it remains uncertain if Louis will have his inaugural royal tour in the near future.
In contrast, Prince George embarked on his first tour in Australia and New Zealand back in 2014, when he was only eight months old.
During a visit to Taronga Zoo in Sydney, the young Prince captured everyone's attention as he interacted with a bilby named George, who shares his name. The adorable moment was further enhanced when Prince Louis received a special soft toy, which immediately captivated his interest and affection.
Subsequently, Prince William and Kate were accompanied by their older children on a trip to Canada in 2016, marking the first official royal tour appearance of a 16-month-old Princess Charlotte.
In Victoria, British Columbia, the young members of the royal family enjoyed themselves at a children's party, creating delightful memories. During the event, Princess Charlotte, in a moment of excitement, eagerly dashed towards a balloon arch and exclaimed her first public words, saying, “Pop!”
Furthermore, Prince George and Princess Charlotte joined their parents on a visit to Germany and Poland in 2017, accompanying them during the official trip.