See how much Prince Louis has grown month by month in these adorable photos
Fans have loved seeing the new portraits of Prince Louis, which were released last week. The little boy defined His Royal Cuteness, posing sweetly for his grandfather Prince Charles’ 70th birthday. The pictures, which were released by The Sunday Times magazine, showed Louis bouncing up and down in his mum Kate’s arms, as well as playing with Grandpa Wales by reaching over and making a grab at his nose.
The portraits, which were taken by royal photographer Chris Jackson at Clarence House, showed just how much Louis has grown in the past few months. His playful personality and adorable features are starting to shine through, and it’s clear that William and Kate are besotted with their little boy.
Louis also has a sweet bond with his older siblings Prince George and Princess Charlotte. One portrait, taken by mum Kate and released three days after Louis’ birth, showed Charlotte planting a kiss on her baby brother. Let’s take a look at Louis’ cutest snaps over the months…
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed their third child in April. On Monday 23 April, the palace announced in a statement: “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 11 01hrs. The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.”
A few hours later, William and Kate presented their newborn to the world, briefly posing for photos on the steps of the Lindo Wing before going back inside the hospital. According to a lip reader, William asked his wife: “Are you ok with him?” to which Kate replied with a smile, “Yes.” The doting mother-of-three later said: “It’s a bit windy. He might get cold. Let’s go now.” “Sure,” William replied.
This adorable photo of Prince Louis was taken on 26 April 2018, just three days after his birth, by mum Kate. Louis was pictured at home at Kensington Palace. A statement from the palace read: “Their Royal Highnesses would like to thank members of the public for all of the kind messages they have received following the birth of Prince Louis, and for Princess Charlotte’s third birthday.”
The second portrait showed the newborn and Princess Charlotte, who turned three when this photo was taken. Charlotte sweetly kisses her baby brother on the head, wearing the same blue cardigan that Prince George wore in 2016.
Prince Louis made his second official public outing in July, at his christening. The baby boy was as good as gold and fast asleep as he arrived for the 40-minute ceremony at St James’s Palace – the same place where his big brother Prince George was christened.
In July, fans were treated to some gorgeous portraits of the Cambridges at Prince Louis’ christening. It was the first time the family were pictured all together in an official capacity. While Louis slept in his mother’s arms, Charlotte doted on her little brother and sweetly held his hand.
The official christening pictures were taken by Matt Holyoak, although William and Kate had also asked Matt Porteous, the photographer behind Prince George’s third birthday snaps, to take some informal shots for their personal family album. Louis was pictured laughing and flashing a very gummy smile at the camera, while Kate looked beyond happy.
The Sunday Times magazine released a set of family portraits for Prince Charles’ 70th birthday. Louis was four months old at the time of the photoshoot in September, and looked identical to his mum Kate when she was a baby. The Prince has the same deep brown eyes, cute button nose (a Middleton trademark) and strong inquisitive brow as his mother when she was a similar age. The pair also share the same pouty bottom lip, and a dusting of dark brown hair.
Source: HELLO MAGAZINE