Prince Louis Turns 3 With New Birthday Photo; Plus, a Look Back at Some of Our Favourite Shots of the Adorable Royal

Prince Louis

Prince Louis smiles in this handout image taken by his mother, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, at Kensington Palace, shortly before he left for his first day of nursery at the Willcocks Nursery. Photo: Duchess of Cambridge/Handout via Reuters

Prince William and his wife Kate published a photograph of their youngest child Louis to mark his third birthday on Friday.

The photograph was taken by Kate at Kensington Palace, the family’s home in London, shortly before Louis left for his first day at a nearby nursery school.

The picture showed Louis smiling on a red bicycle with a school bag strapped on his back.

(Writing by William Schomberg and Sabahatjahan Contractor in Bengaluru; Editing by Chris Reese)


The Tradition Continues


The Duchess of Cambridge routinely shares a special birthday snap of each of her children.

Last year, when we were all in need of a pick-me-up, Kate obliged with a series of photos of Louis enjoying a day of finger painting, including a candid shot demonstrating the difference between Instagram and reality.

Prince Louis, Second Birthday, Instagram

Prince Louis, Second birthday, Instagram

Prince Louis, Second Birthday, Instagram
Photos: Instagram/Kensingtonroyal


Around that same time, Prince Louis also joined his family — and millions of Brits — as they stood on their doorsteps wearing National Health Service (NHS) blue to participate in “Clapping for Carers” in praise of everyone from health-care workers to shop employees on the front lines of the pandemic.

And over the last year, Kate channeled her passion for photography into Hold Still, a book of 100 portraits submitted by Britons documenting life in lockdown, set to be released in May. A talented amateur photographer, she is also patron of the Royal Photographic Society, a role previously held by the Queen for 67 years.

Scroll down for some of our favourite shared snaps of Prince Louis over the years.

Photo: Instagram/hrh_princelouis


Photo: Instagram/hrh_princelouis


Photo: Instagram/hrhtheduchessofcambri


Prince Charles, Prince Louis
Photo: Instagram/clarencehouse


Andrew Wright