Prince Louis proud of reaching important milestone, says mum Kate ‘He’s no longer a baby’


PRINCE LOUIS has reached another important milestone just three months before he celebrates his second birthday, according to proud mum Kate.

The royal tot was last summer spotted toddling around his mother’s wilderness garden at the Chelsea Flower Show alongside Prince George, six, and four-year-old Princess Charlotte. And it seems Louis has become even more confident on his little feet since then, proudly telling Kate “Mummy, I’m balancing!” The Duchess of Cambridge confided in a Bradford woman this week about her youngest child when she and the Duke of Cambridge visited a number of projects to promote cohesion in the West Yorkshire city. 

Kate, 38, and Prince William, 37, popped into one of the city’s Khidmat Centres, where they met Jo Broadbent who has recently completed an “Older Yet Wiser” course for grandparents who care for their grandchildren. 

The Duchess struck up a conversation with Mrs Broadbent and revealed how proud Louis felt after he had mastered the art of balancing. 

Mrs Broadbent told Hello magazine: “I asked how her children were. 

“Kate said Louis had started to tell her ‘Mummy, I’m balancing’ and she said it was really nice to see him turning into a little boy from being a baby. 


Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, has revealed Prince Louis is ‘balancing’ well on his feet (Image: GETTY)


Prince Louis is seen in his carseat as Prince William drives to the Queen’s Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace (Image: GETTY)

“She’s obviously very proud of her children.” 

The grandmother also chatted to the mother-of-three about early years development – one of the Duchess’ passions. 

And it seems the mother-of-three’s grasp of the topic made an impression on Mrs Broadbent. 


Kate smiles as she heads to the Queen’s annual Christmas lunch with Prince Louis in the backseat (Image: GETTY)

She praised Kate for taking a “great interest” in the development of babies, toddlers and young children, saying she appeared to be “quite knowledgeable” in that area of learning. 

Kate and William’s official engagement on Wednesday was the first time the pair were seen together since the royal crisis broke last week, with the bombshell news that Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, were stepping down as senior figures in the family. 

William, 37, was snapped arriving at and leaving the crunch family summit at Sandringham on Monday. 


Kate carries little Louis during an outing to a polo match last summer (Image: GETTY)


Kate plays with Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis (Image: GETTY)

Kate was also pictured looking tense as she drove thorough the gates of Kensington Palace earlier this week. 

The couple made a number of stops on their visit to Bradford, which is one of the UK’s most diverse cities, on Wednesday. 


Prince Louis was the biggest of Kate’s three babies at 8lbs 7oz (Image: EXPRESS)

Kate and William were met with a rapturous welcome when they arrived at Bradford’s Centenary Square, with crowds of well-wishers waiting to hand them bouquets of flowers and get selfies with them. 

They visited MyLahore restaurant where they learned about the British Asian cuisine on offer. 


Prince William and Kate laugh as Prince Louis waves to crowds of royal fans (Image: GETTY)

After meeting students from Bradford College taking part in an apprenticeship programme, the royal duo were offered some tasty treats. 

The parents sipped on mango and kulfi milkshakes, with William commenting on how his concoction was “delicious”.