Prince Louis affectionately grabs grandpa Prince Charles' face in adorable new royal family pictures
The adorable image confirms what friends of the Duke of Wales have been noticing for a while: the Prince seems to have found a new level of contentment thanks to his growing family
Believe it or not, Prince Charles and Prince Louis make just the cutest grandfather and grandson pair ever. In a set of new photographs released recently by the Royal Family, one particular picture shows Prince Charles' youngest grandchild putting his little hand on his grandfather's face during a family photo shoot.
The beautiful image has seemed to confirm something which friends of the Duke of Wales have been noticing for quite some time: the Prince seems to have found a new level of contentment thanks to his growing family. Charles, who is already a grandfather of three beautiful kids, is now expected to add another member to the brood with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's pregnancy, which was announced just a few months ago.
The pictures released by Clarence House also show Charles chuckling with delight while cuddling baby Louis in one of the pictures for the photoshoot. The Royal Family's pictures were all taken in September ahead of the Duke of Wales' 70th birthday last week.
The adorable photo shows a five-month-old Prince Louis, beaming enchantingly at perhaps what could be his mother, Kate Middleton, who is most likely off-camera, all the while snuggling into his grandpa Charles' arms, a man whom his siblings affectionately call Grandpa Wales.
The shot of Louis leaning forward in his mother’s arms and grabbing his grandpa’s face is also part of the same event, which was held in the gardens of Clarence House. The pictures cleverly capture how the little one's antics amuse Charles and the rest of the family, including Louis' parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and brother, Prince George.
Camilla recently said that Louis, now seven months, cannot resist grabbing her husband's nose and hair. "People don’t see him as being someone who will roll around the floor with the children, but he does," she said about her husband. "He will literally get down on his hands and knees. He really loves them. He is sweet with his own grandchildren and little Louis tugs at his hair and his nose. He doesn’t get cross or angry, he loves it."
And that is completely believable, given these recent pictures of Charles getting quite handy with all his grandchildren. All the pictures for the future monarch's birthday were taken by Getty Images’s royal photographer Chris Jackson, who followed Charles for a year as part of the birthday project.
In the new BBC One documentary titled 'Prince, Son & Heir: Charles at 70', the Duke of Cambridge Prince William previously shared that he wished his father would spend more time with his three children — five-year-old Prince George, three-year-old Princess Charlotte, and six-month-old Prince Louis. Prince William said of Charles, "I would like him to have more time with the children. Having more time with him at home would be lovely, and being able to, you know, play around with the grandchildren. When he’s there, he’s brilliant, but we need him there as much as possible."