Prince Louis, the youngest son of Kate Middleton and Prince William, turns 3 years old on April 23. None of us are invited to his birthday party, so we’ll we have to make do and celebrate the young royal by scrolling through his cutest photos through the years.
The Cambridge family has a tendency to celebrate birthdays at their country home of Anmer Hall, giving the kids the opportunity to run around outside in privacy, something Middleton has often said she finds very important. Spending time outdoors in nature is one of her integral parenting tools, so much so that she even
designed a “Back To Nature” garden playground for the Chelsea Flower Show in 2019.
In 2021, however,
Prince Louis’ birthday celebration might happen in London. His 7-year-old brother Prince George and 5-year-old sister Princess Charlotte are both students at Thomas’s Battersea School in London, close to the family’s home of Kensington Palace, so it’s possible the family will stay in the city for the birthday celebration.
Wherever they plan to celebrate,
Prince Louis looks like the type of kid who will be game for whatever happens. Maybe it’s because he’s the youngest or maybe it’s his personality, but he tends to seem like a pretty happy-go-lucky little guy in photos. In fact, ahead of his third birthday, his parents a precious photo of him just grinning ear to ear. All Grown Up!
Kensington Palace shared this adorable photo of Prince Louis on a red bike the day before his third birthday. “Taken earlier this week by The Duchess before he left for his first day of nursery, The Duke and Duchess are pleased to share a new image of Prince Louis,” the palace captioned the photo.
Cuddling Up With Mom AARON CHOWN/AFP/Getty Images
Before his big day and moving on to nursery school, Prince Louis cuddled up with his mom at the Christmas pantomime show in 2020.
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Prince Louis joined his family at a Christmas pantomime event honoring essential workers in 2020.
Happy Christmas From A Happy Toddler Christmas Smooch From Dad “What Animal Do You Like?”
This video of the three Cambridge children asking wildlife conservationist Sir David Attenborough questions was capped off with the first time the public heard Prince Louis speak. And his little voice saying
“what animal do you like?” is too precious for words. Friendly Little Finger Painter Clapping For Carers Comic Relief/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
At the outset of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, Prince Louis joined the rest of his family in
clapping for carers, an initiative that saw the entire UK cheering on health care workers. Loving His Fans Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
When Prince Louis made his first appearance on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for the Trooping The Colours in 2019, he clearly loved it.
Making Grandpa Laugh
Prince Charles only had eyes for Prince Louis in his birthday photo from 2019.
Chatting With Dad
Prince William gives Prince Louis a push on the swing in 2019.
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Prince Louis was really hamming it up for his aunt Meghan Markle at a polo event in 2019.
Prince Louis was ready for a walk around his mom’s “Back To Nature” garden display in May 2019.
Prince Louis was already showing signs of looking so much like mom Kate Middleton in the family’s Christmas card in 2018.
In The Lap Of The Queen
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip posed with their great-grandchildren at Balmoral in 2018, with Prince Louis taking pride of place in the lap of the Queen herself.
Smiling Prince Louis Turns One
Kate Middleton’s photo of Prince Louis for his first birthday in 2019 gave a glimpse of his sparkling personality.
The smile on Prince Louis’ face at his christening is truly too much.
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When Prince Louis was born
on April 23, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital in London, he was already bringing out the happiest grin in his mom Kate Middleton. Beloved Baby Brother
Princess Charlotte couldn’t get enough of her little brother during their sweet photo shoot in May 2018.