Royal fans saw Prince Louis being an exuberant 4-year-old during Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee. Well, it turns out his dad was, too. A video of the Queen following a 4-year-old Prince William is recirculating online. The unearthed video, which surfaced in 2019, has made the rounds again and fans are loving seeing the monarch’s grandmotherly instincts kick in as she chased after William to keep him from getting hurt.
You can check out the clip below.
Prince William was pageboy at Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson’s wedding
The year was 1986, the date was July 23, and the event where Prince William nearly put himself in danger before his grandmother saved him was the wedding of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson.
The prince was a pageboy and traveled by horse-drawn carriage to Westminster Abbey with a few other young people and his uncle Prince Edward.
The future king waved to the crowd that lined the streets as they passed and looked like they were enjoying themselves. But after the royal wedding ceremony, he nearly gave his grandmother a heart attack.
Video shows Queen Elizabeth grabbing Prince William as he chases the carriage
After their nuptials, a then 60-year-old monarch, along with several other royals and well-wishers, stood behind a horse-drawn carriage to watch Andrew and Sarah depart.
As the Duke and Duchess of York drove away, William began to chase after the car. The queen saw her grandson getting dangerously close and was afraid that he was hurt, so she quickly ran after him, grabbed his hand and carried him back to safety.
Princess Margaret was also seen running behind to keep an eye out for a young Zara Philips and Princess Diana was also nearby.
Fans reacted to images of the Queen running after her grandson
The video has thousands of comments from fans who have never seen this side of Queen Elizabeth before.
“She’s the queen, but it’s good to remember that she’s also a mama bear!” a fan commented.
“All I see is grandma running after her grandson. I think at that point she got the idea to protect her grandson from harm rather than the nation from possibly losing a future monarch,” a second person remarked.
Another recalled when it happened, writing: ‘I remember this. It was touching that even the queen was still a grandmother. You bet the queen runs, EVERYONE runs.
“I love how she automatically runs forward grabbing Williams’ hand, but instantly, looking left to right, she gains composure,” a fourth person added.
“The cute thing is that Princess Margaret reacts immediately and runs too,” noted another.
And as one fan summed it up: “She is now Gan Gan to her three children. They are a beautiful family.
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