Mike Tindall reveals Prince Louis was drunk at the royal box before throwing a tantrum at the queen’s anniversary party

It was the adorable royal moment that was one of the highlights of the Queen’s 70th anniversary.

A four-year-old Prince Louis making faces and jumping on his grandfather’s lap at the Platinum Party at the Palace.

And now Mike Tindall has revealed what happened behind the scenes at the royal box for the star-studded music festival.

In his podcast The Good, The Bad and The Rugby, Tindall shared how Louis was full of energy when his parents tried to seat him for the three-hour concert with his siblings and cousins.

“The concert was very, very cool,” Tindall said.

“Louis, he just wanted to have fun and my two are always naughty so it was just trying to keep a lid on things.”

Camera iconRoyal handful: Louis and the Duchess of Cambridge. Credit: Chris JacksonGetty Images

Tindall said lollipops could be held responsible for making the kids even more energetic in the royal box, leaving parents to deal with the aftermath.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 05: Back: Mike Tindall, Mia Tindall, Savannah Phillips;  Obverse: (L-R) Prince Louis of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge look at the Platinum Pageant on June 5, 2022 in London, England.  The Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II will be celebrated from June 2 to June 5, 2022 in the UK and the Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's accession on February 6, 1952. (Photo by Roland Hoskins - WPA Pool/Getty Images )
Camera iconThe children were given lollipops to amuse themselves in the royal box. Credit: WPA poolGetty Images

“However, there were a lot of candies in the backyard, so they had full sugar levels,” he said.

“It’s hard for them, they’re all young, they’re sitting there from 2 to 5 p.m. it’s a long time, so as parents you just do what you have to do.”

Tindall also revealed that the royals also had a “cousin lunch” before the anniversary celebrations started, which was one of his highlights of the weekend.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 05: Prince Louis of Cambridge looks at the Platinum Jubilee Pageant from the Royal Box during the Platinum Jubilee Pageant on June 5, 2022 in London, England.  Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee will be celebrated from June 2 to June 5, 2022 in the UK and the Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's accession on February 6, 1952. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Camera iconLouis was seen at the concert sticking his tongue out at his mother. Credit: Chris JacksonGetty Images

It’s unclear if that included Harry and Meghan as well as William and Kate, who were not seen together in public for the entire duration of the festivities.

Footage from the concert shows Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis and their cousins ​​fighting over a bag of candy.

Louis was also seen sticking his tongue out at his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, sitting on his grandfather Prince Charles’ lap.

The screen, in full view of the television cameras filming the event, drew a mixed reaction from viewers, with some calling it Kate’s most recognizable parenting moment.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 05: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Louis of Cambridge look at the Platinum Jubilee Pageant from the Royal Box during the Platinum Jubilee Pageant on June 5, 2022 in London, England.  Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee will be celebrated from June 2 to June 5, 2022 in the UK and the Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's accession on February 6, 1952. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Camera iconThe prince eventually settled for a chair on his grandfather Charles’ lap. Credit: Chris JacksonGetty Images

However, some royal guards criticized Prince William and the Duchess’s education methods.

“At what point do we go from ‘Wow, what a recognizable toddler moment’ to ‘Wow, you can’t control your kids?’ Because that video is (cringe emoji),” wrote one internet user.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 05: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Louis of Cambridge look at the Platinum Jubilee Pageant from the Royal Box during the Platinum Jubilee Pageant on June 5, 2022 in London, England.  Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee will be celebrated from June 2 to June 5, 2022 in the UK and the Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's accession on February 6, 1952. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Camera iconLouis was full of energy during the concert. Credit: Chris JacksonGetty Images

Others thought his behavior had “gone out of control” and another, Miminet, wrote: “A 4-year-old can understand right and wrong behavior and most know how to behave appropriately towards an adult figure like their Mother. Covering her mouth and making faces at her as she tries to speak? How can he learn such a thing.”

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