The latest addition to the royal family is, without a doubt, a total cutie. The obsession with the royals hit an all-time high when Prince William and Kate Middleton welcomed their third child, His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge, who was born on April 23. Once news of his arrival broke, fans couldn’t wait to see the sweet baby boy.
The happy couple arrived on the steps of the hospital to pose for photos, but it wasn’t until Kensington Palace tweeted two beautiful photos of Louis that the world collectively said “aww.”
Kensington Palace tweeted: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share two photographs of Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, taken by The Duchess at Kensington Palace. This image was taken on 2nd May, on Princess Charlotte’s third Birthday.”
In the first photo, the Duchess of Cambridge beautifully captured her two children looking like absolute angels, as Princess Charlotte holds her little brother in her arms while gently kissing his head. The photo was taken on Charlotte’s third birthday.
While fans studied the sweet photo of baby Louis sleeping, his arms straight at his side, they noticed an interesting detail in the photo. It appears that Princess Charlotte is wearing her big brother, Prince George’s navy blue cardigan, which he wore in an official photo for Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday. The picture featured the Queen with her two youngest grandchildren and five great-grandchildren surrounding her.
The second photo, Kensington Palace explained: “This image of Prince Louis was taken by The Duchess of Cambridge at Kensington Palace on 26th April. The Duke and Duchess would like to thank members of the public for their kind messages following the birth of Prince Louis, and for Princess Charlotte’s third birthday.”
Prince Louis lays on a blanket, dressed in a white jumper, perched on a pillow, with his eyes wide and his expression calm. Again, fans noticed that he was likely wearing a hand-me-down in the image, as the jumper was identified as the outfit Princess Charlotte wore in her first official photos in 2015. Nice to see these well-loved clothes getting multiple wears among siblings!
The image of Louis has also drawn many comparisons about how much he looks like Prince William, with some Twitter users comparing the two in side-by-side photos, with an image of Prince William at that age being held by his mother, Princess Diana. There are definitely many similarities in their facial features and expression.
Other royal fans took the opportunity to further note that Princess Charlotte is beginning to look like her mother, while Prince George, looks like a mix of both parents. Others believe that Charlotte looks very much like Queen Elizabeth.
Look for more royal excitement with the upcoming wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who will tie the knot at Windsor Castle on May 19. It’s been quite a year already for the royals!
It’s expected that Baby Louis will not make an appearance at the wedding, but Charlotte and George are expected to be an adorable addition to the wedding party.