Prince Louis' first birthday photos were just released and he looks just like Prince William

·Royal Correspondent

Prince Louis is turning one on April 23, 2019, and to celebrate Kensington Palace released three new images of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s youngest child.

Prince Louis taken by his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, at their home in Norfolk earlier this month, to mark his first birthday on Tuesday [Photo: Duchess of Cambridge]
Prince Louis taken by his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, at their home in Norfolk earlier this month, to mark his first birthday on Tuesday [Photo: Duchess of Cambridge]

The photos were taken by Kate Middleton, 37, at their country home, called Amner Hall, in Norfolk earlier this month. They were taken outside and show the royal tot beaming at his mother as he sits on a moss covered seat.

Reactions to the adorable photos were mostly gushing over the toddler’s cuteness.

Plenty of others praised Kate’s photography skills.

Prince Louis Arthur Charles was born on April 23 at 11:01 at the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s hospital in London.

He weighed 8 pounds 7 ounces and was first seen in public seven hours after his arrival, when Kate and William stood on the steps of the Lindo Wing for a media photo call, before taking their newborn home to Kensington Palace.

He is fifth in line to the throne and is the Queen and Prince Philip’s sixth great-grandchild.

Since his birth, Louis has rarely been seen in public. Images of him with his big sister Charlotte, 3, were released shortly after he was born.

He was christened on July 9 and the service was attended by all of the Cambridges, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall and Kate’s family, the Middletons.

The public got another glimpse of Louis when he was pictured alongside his parents, siblings, Uncle Harry and Aunt Meghan and his grandfather Charles and Camilla to mark the Prince of Wales’ 70th birthday last November.

A family portrait to mark Prince Charles' 70th birthday (Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty)
A family portrait to mark Prince Charles' 70th birthday (Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty)

Kate has kept well-wishers updated on Louis during her various engagements.

She recently told a group of moms at the Henry Fawcett Children’s Centre in London that he “just wants to pull himself up all the time” and “he has got these little walkers and is bombing around in them.”

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