Trooping the Colour 2018: The clever parenting trick Kate Middleton and Prince William use to keep Prince George and Princess Charlotte occupied throughout the ceremony

Savannah and Isla Phillips were spotted larking about with their cousins on the balcony of Buckingham PalaceThe royal family joined the Queen on the balcony of Buckingham Palace[Getty]

This year, Prince George and Princess Charlotte stole the Queen’s limelight at Trooping the Colour 2018, along with their cousin Savannah Phillips.

As they joined their parents, Kate Middleton and Prince William, on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, George, Charlotte, and Savannah soon lost interest in the flypast and turned their attentions to each other, with Savannah spotted covering her cousin’s mouth as he tried to speak.

However, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge did try to keep their little ones occupied.

While Prince Louis was reportedly inside Buckingham Palace with the nanny, Kate and William had hoped to keep their eldest two children on their best behaviour.

The royal family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for the annual flyover during Trooping the Colour 2018The royal family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for the annual flyover during Trooping the Colour 2018 [Getty]

Trooping The Colour 2017The royal family at Trooping the Colour 2017 [Getty]

In fact, Kate and Will have a trick they’ve used for the past two years to ensure their children are kept occupied if they grow bored while waiting for the flypast and waving at the crowds.

The youngsters are always given a booklet about the aircraft to look at before they step out onto the balcony.

This means they can enjoy looking at the pictures and spotting the aeroplanes flying overhead if they grow tired of or overwhelmed by looking out at the cheering crowds.

Princess Charlotte was pictured looking at the booklet with genuine interest as her cousin Savannah pointed out pictures of the planes.

Princess Eugenie of York, Queen Elizabeth II, Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, The royal youngsters are always given a booklet before heading onto the balcony of Buckingham Palace [Getty]

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte, Prince George, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge stand on the balcony during the Trooping the ColThe Cambridges at Trooping the Colour 2016 [Getty]

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also ensure the children can see properly over the balcony by giving them a stool to stand on just behind the wall.

The youngsters always have a front-row view of the aircraft display, while Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were positioned at the back.

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