Prince Louis turns one! William and Kate share three new photos of the toddler and his adorable toothy grin
Prince Louis is definitely taking after his mother Kate Middleton when it comes to perfectly posing for the cameras. The little prince, with his rosy cheeks and big brown eyes, looks adorable in the new photographs posted by the Kensington Palace on social media to mark the toddler's first birthday.
Prince Louis seems to be all smiles as he crawls, covered in moss, around the garden, in three photographs released by the palace. As per the palace, the Duchess of Cambridge, a keen amateur photographer, took the glorious portraits at the family’s Norfolk home, Anmer Hall, earlier this month.
The little prince, who bears a striking resemblance to his mother Kate at such a young age, was last seen on the Cambridge family’s Christmas card when he was just a babe. But now, the young royal is proudly crawling, as is evident by the pictures.
Louis, who is fifth-in-line to the British royal throne, reminds us a lot of his elder brother Prince George, courtesy the sweep of blond hair smoothed in the same way as him. Moreover, Kate is also continuing the tradition to dress her kids in hand-me-downs, which is evident from the romper suit, belonging to George, that Louis wore under his red wool jumper.
Although a lot of eyebrows were raised when Kate started the tradition of using her own snaps in place of official palace photographs, the candid photographs by the duchess come to life with a mother’s touch, in turn, showing Louis in natural light and happy at play.
The Cambridges will be spending the young royal's birthday privately at the Kensington Palace since George is due back at school and Prince William is reportedly flying later in the day to New Zealand to represent the Queen in paying respects to those affected by the Christchurch mosque shootings.
Prince Louis was born on April 23. The royal baby was delivered in the Lido wing of St Mary's hospital, which had been booked and kept shut for weeks before the delivery.
An announcement was made by Kensington Palace at the time of his birth, which read: "Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs. The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well."