Princess Charlotte suffered an injury during Trooping the Colour but nobody noticed

Hopefully she wasn't too hurt

Prince George of Wales, Prince Louis of Wales, Catherine, Princess of Wales, Princess Charlotte of Wales, Prince William of Wales on the balcony during Trooping the Colour on June 17, 2023 in London, England. Trooping the Colour is a traditional parade held to mark the British Sovereign's official birthday. It will be the first Trooping the Colour held for King Charles III since he ascended to the throne.
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Royal fans loved catching a glimpse of Princess Charlotte on Saturday for Trooping the Colour, but unfortunately the young royal, 8, suffered a couple of mishaps on the day.

During a moment captured on video (via Hello!), the Wales family were standing together on the Buckingham Palace balcony watching the parade for the King's birthday.

At one point, a characteristically boisterous Prince Louis, 5, briskly turned around to speak to his parents, not realising that his sister Charlotte had leaned closer towards him. Their heads collided, and neither Louis nor Prince George nor their parents Prince William and Princess Kate noticed.

A couple of seconds later, Charlotte was spotted rubbing her head, demonstrating that she had actually been a little hurt by the bump with her brother. Hopefully she felt better quickly after this.

The second less-fun moment for Charlotte during Trooping the Colour happened when she appeared to grow a bit bored of the ceremony. This was while she was at Horse Guards Parade with Louis and their great-aunt Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh.

After a while, Charlotte asked the grown-up: "Sophie how long will it be?" according to lip reader Jeremy Freeman.

Sophie kindly told the little girl: "I think it's now," signalling that they were nearing the end of the event.

Usually the one to keep her two brothers in line during public appearances, at Trooping the Colour Charlotte joined little Louis in being a bit of a royal rebel — and even the typically sensible George wanted in on the fun.

This was visible when the three Wales children were riding in the carriage with their mum, and got really excited about the crowd of people gathered to see them, waving happily.

According to Jeremy, Kate tried to temper the children's excitement by telling them: "Do not look behind whilst on the coach." You guessed it, though: they kept on doing it anyway. Honestly!!!

Iris Goldsztajn
Iris Goldsztajn is a celebrity and royal news writer for Marie Claire. As a London-based freelance journalist, she writes about wellness, relationships, pop culture, beauty and more for the likes of InStyle, Women's Health, Bustle, Stylist and Red. Aside from her quasi-personal investment in celebs' comings and goings, Iris is especially interested in debunking diet culture and destigmatising mental health struggles. Previously, she was the associate editor for Her Campus, where she oversaw the style and beauty news sections, as well as producing gift guides, personal essays and celebrity interviews. There, she worked remotely from Los Angeles, after returning from a three-month stint as an editorial intern for in New York. As an undergraduate at the University of California, Los Angeles, she interned at goop and C California Style and served as Her Campus' national style and LGBTQ+ editor. Iris was born and raised in France by a French father and an English mother. Her Spotify Wrapped is riddled with country music and One Direction, and she can typically be found eating her body weight in cheap chocolate.