It happened again. A royal kid stole the show at the Queen's annual birthday celebration, the Trooping the Colour parade.

While the Queen was, of course, the focus of her birthday parade this year, it was also the Duchess of Sussex's first event since welcoming baby Archie one month ago, so many royal watchers tuned in to see Meghan Markle. But in the end, it was the Queen's great-grandson and Markle's nephew, 1-year-old Prince Louis who was the star of the day, capturing hearts around the world as he waved from the balcony, clearly loving the Royal Airforce planes that were flying past.


Prince Louis was dressed in the same little outfit his uncle Harry wore back at the same event back in 1986, as royal fans noted on Instagram. And before Harry wore it that year, William had worn a very similar look on a trip to Balmoral back in 1984.

Louis' throwback fashion drew a lot of attention, as did his aunt's outfit choice for her first public event since the family photos shortly after baby Archie's birth. Markle wore navy Givenchy and looked totally beautiful (as did her sister-in-law, Kate).

But as we've said before, new moms should not be held to royal standards when it comes to fashion (or really anything). It can be hard to feel as glam as Markle looks at the Trooping if you don't have a stylist and nannies on call. Of course, if you're feeling up for Givenchy and heels a month out from giving birth, totally do it, mama, but if that's not reality for you, don't worry. It isn't for most of us.

Just ask Amy Schumer. She gave birth just hours before Markle did and was is still walking around in her hospital undies. Literally.

In the end, it's not important whether a mama is wearing custom Givenchy or mesh underwear a month into motherhood. What's important is finding the kind of joy in life that Prince Louis clearly felt at his great-grandmother's birthday parade.

You might also like:

Raising a mentally strong kid doesn't mean he won't cry when he's sad or that he won't fail sometimes. Mental strength won't make your child immune to hardship—but it also won't cause him to suppress his emotions.

In fact, it's quite the opposite. Mental strength is what helps kids bounce back from setbacks. It gives them the strength to keep going, even when they're plagued with self-doubt. A strong mental muscle is the key to helping kids reach their greatest potential in life.

But raising a mentally strong kid requires parents to avoid the common yet unhealthy parenting practices that rob kids of mental strength. In my book, 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do, I identify 13 things to avoid if you want to raise a mentally strong kid equipped to tackle life's toughest challenges:

Keep reading Show less
Learn + Play