We can’t get over Prince Louis’ smile in this adorable thank you card from Kate Middleton What a little cutie!

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We can’t get over Prince Louis’ smile in this adorable thank you card from Kate Middleton
What a little cutie!

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have posted thank you cards to royal fans who wished their son Prince Louis well on his christening day – and the photo they chose to send is just the cutest. The royal baby was pictured in his mother Kate’s arms, giggling away and flashing a gummy smile at the camera.

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge Photo (C) INSTAGRAM
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge Photo (C) INSTAGRAM

Royal fan Bradley Donovan-Baird, who goes by the handle @loopycrown3, shared a photo of the card on Instagram, revealing the sweet message on the back that read: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were touched that you took the trouble to write on the occasion of the baptism of their son, Prince Louis. Their Royal Highnesses are so grateful for all the wonderful messages they have received and send you their warmest thanks and best wishes.”

Kate Middleton is seen holding a sleeping Prince Louis at the christening [Getty]
Kate Middleton is seen holding a sleeping Prince Louis at the christening [Getty]

Speaking to HELLO! Bradley said: “One of my favourite cards I received was from Princess Eugenie of York for her engagement. I also have two hand-signed cards from the Duchess of Cornwall. I’ve been writing to British and European royals since 2016. My first ever royal reply was from Her Majesty the Queen thanking me for sending my birthday wishes on her 90th birthday. Since then I have amassed a collection of nearly 70 royal replies from all over Europe.”

Bradley added: “Of course, I still get excited every time I receive a royal reply. They are a wonderful thing to have. I am always very grateful to the staff who make it possible for people to receive such letters and cards.”

Prince Louis and George will most likely become Dukes when they get married (Image Getty)
Prince Louis and George will most likely become Dukes when they get married (Image Getty)

Louis’ official portrait was taken in July by Matt Porteous – the same photographer who captured Prince George’s third birthday portraits in 2016. Jersey-based professional Matt, who came recommended to William and Kate years ago through a friend, is known for his more modern and relaxed photographs.

Prince Louis’s christening was immortalised by two photographers Prince Louis’s christening was immortalised by two photographers (Image PA)(Image PA)
Prince Louis’s christening was immortalised by two photographers (Image PA)

The Cambridges had asked Matt to take some informal shots of Louis’ christening for their own personal family albums, but decided to publicly share the candid photo of Louis laughing because it was just so lovely. Meanwhile, the official photographer of the day, who was in charge of the more formal group portraits at Clarence House, was Matt Holyoak.

Duchess Kate looked beautiful at the christening of Prince Louis Photo (C) GETTY
Duchess Kate looked beautiful at the christening of Prince Louis Photo (C) GETTY

Source: HELLO MAGAZINE