Meghan Markle, 37, posted cute birthday wish on behalf of her and Prince Harry
It featured a birthday cake and red balloon emoji, along with a kiss and a hug
Three pictures of Prince Louis were released to celebrate his first birthday
Duchess of Cambridge took the photographs at their home in Norfolk this month
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have penned a sweet birthday message to their nephew, Prince Louis, to mark his first birthday on Tuesday.
After Kensington Palace released a new set of official portraits of the royal baby, which were taken by mother-of-three Kate, Prince Harry, 34, and Meghan, 37, took to their Instagram account to leave a heartwarming post underneath Kensington royal’s post.
Leading the birthday wishes, the mother-to-be wrote on behalf of them both: ‘Happy Birthday Louis! Sending lots of love from both of us.’
The royal couple, who are due to welcome their first child any day, completed the message with a fun birthday cake and red balloon emoji, followed by a ‘xo’ – which is the equivalent to a kiss and hug.
Following behind with the tributes was Clarence House, who posted a family photo featuring the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall alongside the caption: ‘Happy Birthday to Prince Louis, who turns one today. This photograph was taken to mark The Prince of Wales’s 70th birthday last year.’
On Monday evening, the Palace shared three new pictures of Louis which, in keeping with family tradition, Kate took herself at Anmer Hall.
The Palace also released a statement which read: ‘The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to share three new photographs of Prince Louis ahead of his first birthday tomorrow. The photographs were taken earlier this month by The Duchess at their home in Norfolk.’
In the adorable snaps, which were re-tweeted by the Duke of York, rosy-cheeked Louis looks inquisitively at the camera while wearing a blue jumper from high street brand Trotters – which has since sold out.
In the other two photographs, Prince Louis beams and gives his best cheeky expression for the camera and can even be seen reaching out towards it.
In the other adorable new photos of Louis, the young prince is dressed in a red jumper which features tortoiseshell buttons across the left shoulder and a pair of black trousers.
The playful tot is covered in pieces of moss, having clearly had a wonderful time playing in the garden during the photoshoot with his mother.
His broad smiles show off his two bottom teeth – and it looks like two more may be on their way soon.
It’s believed the Cambridge family will spent the little prince’s birthday privately at Kensington Palace, since George is due back at school and Prince William is 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 Arthur Charles was born at 11.01am on April 23 last year – St George’s Day – weighing 8lb 7oz.
He made his public debut in his mother’s arms on the steps of the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington.
He has been seen in public only once since then at his christening last summer.
Sources say he is a happy boy, doted on by his brother and sister. Princess Charlotte, in particular, is said to be overjoyed at having a ‘real life’ baby to look after.
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