Three pictures of Prince Louis have been released to celebrate his turning one
One image shows the one-year-old looking more serious in a £35 puppy jumper
Jumper was on sale at high street store but has now sold out in every size online
Duchess of Cambridge took the photographs at their home in Norfolk this month
The jumper has now gone on sale on eBay for £65, almost double the retail price
A jumper worn by Prince Louis has sold out online within hours of his first birthday photos being released – and has now hit eBay at almost double the retail value.
Proving he is as much of a trendsetter as his mother, the sweet blue dog jumper worn by the adorable little prince has sold out in every size following the release of a set of cute pictures to celebrate his first birthday today.
And now the knit has even hit eBay at £65, described as ‘Prince Louis’ first birthday jumper’ – with seven watchers and the item being viewed three times an hour already.
In snaps taken at home in Norfolk by his mother Kate Middleton, the rosy-cheeked youngster poses in a variety of outfits, including one wearing a blue jumper from high street brand Trotters.
The sweater, which was originally priced at £44 but was on sale for £35 yesterday, has now sold out online as royal fashion fans desperately tried to get their hands on the garment.
Louis wore the piece over a hand-me-down white collared top, creating a stylish and smart outfit for the little Prince.
The Trotters website describes the garment as being a ‘soft, warm cashmere mix’ and a ‘must have for layering this spring’.
The navy jumper is also available in pale pink ‘to create the perfect matching outfits for little brothers and sisters’.
In the other two pictures, Prince Louis beams and gives his best cheeky expression for the camera, even reaching out towards it in one.
For these adorable snaps, Louis was dressed in a red jumper with tortoiseshell buttons across the left shoulder and a pair of black trousers.
Thrifty mother Kate appears to have recycled a Trotters bodysuit from Louis’ older brother for the series of photographs.
The navy lined peter pan collar hints at being an item worn by Prince George for his 2014 Plunket Playdate in New Zealand.
The playful youngster is covered in bits 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.
This is not the first time that the young royals have been dressed in pieces from high street store Trotters.
In June last year, both George and Charlotte wore matching £26 canvas plimsolls from Trotters to watch their dad compete in the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy.
Sophie Mirman and Richard Ross opened the doors to the first Trotters store on the King’s Road in Chelsea in 1990, and have since gone on to open six more, with the brand winning awards and numerous high-profile fans.
In March, Kate revealed during a visit to a children’s centre that Louis, then about 11 months old, was an active child who enjoyed ‘bombing around’ on a walker.
‘He just wants to pull himself up all the time. He’s got these little walkers and is bombing around on them,’ she told a fellow parent.
Prince Louis Arthur Charles, who was born at 11.01am on April 23 2018 – St George’s Day – weighing 8lb 7oz, bears a clear resemblance to both his older brother George and his father, William, when they were a similar age.
Louis is fifth in line to the throne, a great-grandchild of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, and the younger sibling of Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
Louis made his debut in Kate’s arms as his proud parents showed him off to the world on the steps of the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London, just hours after he was born.
The name Louis was already one of George’s middle names and pays tribute to the Prince of Wales’s great-uncle, Earl Mountbatten, who was murdered by the IRA.
William and Kate released photos of their son soon after he was born – including one of him being cuddled by his big sister Charlotte on her third birthday when Louis was only about a week old.
Louis was sleeping soundly, as Charlotte put a protective arm around her baby brother and planted a kiss on his forehead.
The prince was next seen fast asleep at his christening in July, and alert and smiling in family photographs released to mark the occasion.
Louis, who appears to have inherited the brown Middleton eyes from Kate’s side of the family, was pictured with his wider family, including the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall in photos released to mark Charles’s 70th birthday in November.
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