Prince Louis, the youngest son of Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, turns 3 on April 23, just two days after the 95th birthday of his great-grandmother the Queen. To celebrate, the Cambridge family released a new photo of the young prince on their social media feeds:
Though too young to have made as many public appearances as his older siblings Prince George and Princess Charlotte, Louis has become an indelible part of the family’s social media feed. Last year, when his second birthday arrived weeks into the coronavirus lockdowns, Kensington Palace shared photos taken by Kate of Louis, hands smeared in fingerpaint, making rainbow handprints in support of health workers. “The weather has been lovely so I imagine they will be out in the garden playing games and having lots of fun,” a family friend told Vanity Fair at the time about Louis’s birthday plans. “Kate will probably plan a tea party in the afternoon. The children love being outside and having picnics and they’ve had a wonderful Easter holiday where they have been outdoors all the time.”
And when Sir David Attenborough paid a visit to the family last September, all three children peppered the famous naturalist with questions, but Louis stood out for asking him about his favorite “amimal.” In the family’s holiday photo released in December, Louis had his mouth wide open in the biggest smile of all.
Even when George and Charlotte returned to school last September, Louis remained at home, but Vanity Fair understands that Louis began attending Willcocks Nursery School in London this week, the same day that the new photograph was taken at Kensington Palace. Having spent much of the past year at their country home in Norfolk, the Cambridges have returned to London, with Kate and William resuming in-person engagements like their visit to an air cadet base in East London earlier this week.
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