Monday 23 April 2018

Hilarious old photos emerge of Prince William looking just as bored as Prince George at Queen's birthday celebrations in 1988

Prince William (left) pictured in 1988 at the RAF flypast; Prince George (right) pictured on Saturday
Prince William (left) pictured in 1988 at the RAF flypast; Prince George (right) pictured on Saturday
Princess Charlotte seems to have inherited her smiles from her uncle Prince Harry, pictured here in 1988
The old photos show cheeky Prince Harry sticking his tongue out at the event
Diana, Princess Of Wales, Holding A Young Prince Harry In Her Arms As She Watches Trooping The Colour With Prince William
Queen Elizabeth II with (from left) Princess Margaret, Princess Alexandra, Lord Frederick Windsor, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Lady Gabriella Windsor, Prince Phillip, Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales, in front are Prince Harry and Prince William, on the balcony of Buckingham Palace at the Trooping the Colour ceremony in London on June 11, 1988. (Photo by David Levenson/Getty Images)
Prince William looks cranky on the balcony of Buckingham Palace following Trooping the Colour on June 1, 1988 in London, England.
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge look out from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Colour parade on June 17, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge look out from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Colour parade on June 17, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge look on from the balcony during the annual Trooping The Colour parade at the Mall on June 17, 2017 in London, England.
Prince George perks up when he sees the RAF planes flying overhead
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge look on from the balcony during the annual Trooping The Colour parade
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge look out from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Colour parade on June 17, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Prince George of Cambridge looks on from the balcony ahead of the annual Trooping The Colour parade at the Mall on June 17, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge look out from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Colour parade on June 17, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Patricia Murphy

Patricia Murphy

Poor Prince George looked like he'd rather have been anywhere else on Saturday as he appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, but it turns out he isn't the first royal to be unimpressed with the Royal Air Force proceedings.

Amusing images of Prince William from 1988's celebration emerged following Saturday's event and it seems clear that young Prince George might have inherited his impatience from his dear old dad.

Prince William (left) pictured in 1988 at the RAF flypast with his mum Princess Diana and brother Prince Harry; Prince George (right) pictured on Saturday with his mum the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
Prince William (left) pictured in 1988 at the RAF flypast with his mum Princess Diana and brother Prince Harry; Prince George (right) pictured on Saturday with his mum the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

In the old photos, Prince William is holding his head in his hands as he awaits the RAF flypast to begin, a pose replicated by his eldest son 29 years on.

In the images, the Duke of Cambridge is joined by his brother Prince Harry, and his parents Prince Charles and Princess Diana, and of course his grandparents Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip.

Princess Charlotte seemed to be in better spirits than her older brother at Saturdays celebrations, smiling for the crowd assembled at Buckingham Palace. The two-year-old princess seems to have inherited her smiles from her uncle Prince Harry.

On Saturday, Prince George and Princess Charlotte stole the attention away from their great-granny Queen Elizabeth during a celebration of her 91st birthday, as the pair appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to mark the occasion.

Princess Charlotte seems to have inherited her smiles from her uncle Prince Harry, pictured here in 1988
Princess Charlotte seems to have inherited her smiles from her uncle Prince Harry, pictured here in 1988

The royal siblings joined their mum and dad, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, their great grandparents Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth, and their uncle Harry to watch the annual Royal Air Force 'Trooping for Colour' flypast from the balcony on Saturday.

The siblings' mum, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton wore a pink Alexander McQueen dress to the event, while the Queen turned out in a blue Stewart Parvin outfit.

The old photos show cheeky Prince Harry sticking his tongue out at the event
The old photos show cheeky Prince Harry sticking his tongue out at the event

The celebration was also attended by the wider royal family including Prince George and Princess Charlotte's granddad Prince Charles and Camilla as well as Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice of York.

Earlier in the afternoon, the Queen paid tribute to the victims of the recent Manchester and London terrorist attacks, as well as those who lost their lives in the Grenfell Tower tragedy this week. A minute's silence was held as a mark of respect.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge look out from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Colour parade on June 17, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge look out from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Colour parade on June 17, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

The RAF celebration in honour of the Queen's birthday comes two months after the monarch turned 91 on April 21.

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