Buckingham Palace Clarifies Queen Camilla’s ‘Handful’ Comment Wasn’t About Prince Louis

Queen Camilla was not referring to her grandson Louis.

Camilla, 76, spoke with members of the public, including Rachael Hughes and her 15-week-old twins, Louie and Oliver, during a visit to the Isle of Man on Wednesday, March 20, to bestow city status on the Borough of Douglas.

“I have a Louis grandson.” “Quite a handful,” the queen joked, according to Sky News.

While some sites assumed Camilla was referring to Prince Louis, the 5-year-old son of Prince William and Princess Kate Middleton, Buckingham Palace has now clarified.

“Buckingham Palace has since clarified that the Queen’s referring to grandson Louis Lopes,” Hello! reported in a footnote to their initial piece on Camilla’s remark.

Buckingham Palace Clarifies Queen Camilla's 'Handful' Comment Wasn't About Prince Louis

Camilla has two children with her ex-husband Andrew Parker Bowles and is a grandmother of five. Laura Lopes shares daughter Eliza, 16, and twin sons Louis and Gus, 14, with husband Harry Lopes, while Tom Parker Bowles shares daughter Lola, 16, and son Freddy, 14, with ex-wife Sara Parker Bowles.

The queen is also a stepgrandmother to her husband, King Charles III’s five grandchildren: William and Kate’s three children, Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, 8, and Louis, and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s two children, Archie, 4, and Lilibet, 2.

While Camilla did not mention William and Kate’s son on Wednesday, Louis has proven himself to be a mischievous young man over the years. He went viral in June 2022 after being pictured cupping his hands over his ears to block the sound of flyby planes during the Platinum Jubilee Trooping the Colour.

Louis was just spotted blowing out sister Charlotte’s candle during the annual Westminster Abbey Christmas concert in December 2023.

Buckingham Palace Clarifies Queen Camilla's 'Handful' Comment Wasn't About Prince Louis

Camilla made a fun joke about her grandchild and gave a speech on Charles’ behalf during Wednesday’s outing. The appearance came just two days after Buckingham Palace denied that Charles, 75, had died.

“We are happy to confirm that The King is continuing with official and private business,” the palace told the Russian state-run TASS news agency on Monday, March 18, the New York Post reports. (The Russian news agency posted a “announcement” of the monarch’s death, which went viral.

Charles, who was diagnosed with cancer in February, was subsequently pictured conversing with numerous former military personnel when entertaining a group of Korean War veterans at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, March 19.

While the palace has not revealed what type of illness Charles is fighting, the king has spoken out about the outpouring of support he has received since disclosing his sickness.

“I’ve had so many wonderful messages and cards,” Charles told United Kingdom Prime Minister Rishi Sunak last month. “It’s reduced me to tears most of the time.”

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