This weekend billions of people tuned in to watch the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
While most people tuned in to see Meghan’s dress, what hat the Queen would wear or if Prince Phillip would say something inappropriate, a certain section of the audience were distracted by Harry’s cousin.
Why you ask? Well, because he’s a bit of a dish – as they say on the streets of Windsor – and seemingly the heir apparent to Harry’s ‘hottest royal’ throne.
Louis Spencer, who’s Prince Harry’s cousin, (and a second tier royal), is now the most eligible bachelor in the Windsor family since the party prince got hitched.
While not quite as famous as his red-headed cousin, Louis – whose full name is Louis Frederick John Spencer, Viscount Althorp – is the son of the 9th Earl Spencer and Princess Diana’s brother, Charles. This makes him Prince William and Prince Harry’s first cousin, reports Bustle.
He was spotted at the wedding along with his sisters, Lady Eliza Spencer and Lady Kitty Spencer, as well as his mother, Victoria Aitken.
Needless to say, the handsome Viscount sent heart’s racing on Twitter:
"Louis Frederick John Spencer, Viscount Althorp (born 14 March 1994), is a British aristocrat who is a member of the Spencer family."
— ? yleniah ? (@yleniaindenial) May 19, 2018
— Serena ? (@RickyGol22) May 19, 2018
If Meghan Markle’s circle of friends can hook her up with Prince Harry, I’m going to need to find a circle of friends who can hook me up with Louis Spencer (Diana’s nephew) bc ???
— Rebecca Moffatt (@rebeccamoffatt) May 22, 2018
Prince Harry’s cousin, Louis Spencer, is still available pic.twitter.com/KhREtkSk9h
— Natalia (@nataliarodds) May 22, 2018
Wow this guy looks like some other guy! pic.twitter.com/ySqiW2EpXN
— Tom Percival (@twpercival1) May 22, 2018
The media are reporting – with wet mouthed glee – how Louis is single, but anyone looking to snag this member of the landed gentry has got some stiff competition.
Louis has been linked with high-profile stars such as Niki Minaj, who once posted a photo on Instagram of her and the Viscount bearing the caption: ‘Our wedding photo’.
We should add how, technically, he’s not a royal, but with a face like that, we’re more than willing to forgive him.
Louis wasn’t the only good looking chap at the royal wedding, George Clooney, James Corden and David Beckham were also in attendance although Beckham got into a bit of trouble during proceedings…
The former England ace was spotted chewing gum during the wedding ceremony – which may be acceptable in the football dugout, but is a massive no no when you’re in St George’s Chapel.
Beckham wasn’t the only one to break the rules, Patrick J Adams, Meghan’s Suits co-star, got into trouble for posting a photo of him and his wife to Instagram, despite the ban on selfies at the wedding.
According to the Daily Star, it seems the Suits crew just couldn’t be contained when it came to selfies, with Australian actress, Jacinda Barrett, posting a loving photo of herself and Gabriel Macht on Instagram.
The party’s over now for the newly minted Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who are heading straight back to work this week after their star-studded wedding.
Harry and Meghan are due to attend a Buckingham Palace garden party on Tuesday, as part of the Prince of Wales’ 70th birthday celebrations – it’s a hard life, isn’t it.
The couple are delaying their honeymoon to take care of their first official engagements as husband and wife, while Meghan is expected to announce which charities and campaigns she’ll be patronising shortly.
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More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism.
Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV.
He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.