The little prince is no longer so young as Prince Louis celebrates his fourth birthday!
Prince William and Duchess Kate shared four new photos of their youngest child ahead of his birthday on Saturday.
Photos showed the spirited young royal wearing a star-print sweater and blue shorts, playing on a sandy beach in Norfolk. Duchess Kate, an avid photographer, took pictures of Louis while he was in the English county.
The Duchess posted a few photos from the shoot to Instagram, captioning it, “4 years old yesterday!”
born in 2018, Louis is fifth in line to the British throne after his grandfather Prince Charles, father Prince William, older brother Prince George and sister Princess Charlotte.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge release photos of Louis each year on his birthday, a tradition they started with Prince George, 8, and continued with Princess Charlotte, 6. Kate usually photographs young royals.
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Last year’s photo showed Prince Louis in a ready-for-school day, with a backpack carried over his shoulders for the first day of preschool at Wilcox Nursery School in London. In the photo, he was smiling ear to ear while posing on his red bicycle.
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Royal fans don’t often get to see photos of the Cambridge kids outside of birthdays, Christmas and other important events, but fans have been getting to see more of the younger royals lately. Photos of Prince George in the stands of football games with his father are some of the most recent glimpses of the young royal members.
Prince Louis also shared birthday month with his great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, who celebrated her 96th birthday on Thursday. Like his great-grandson, the longest-reigning British monarch also celebrated with a never-before-seen photo of him standing between his two ponies, Bybek Katie and Bybek Nightingale.
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Contributions: Sydney Henderson, Pamela Avila, Edward Segarra