Prince Louis pictures taken by the Duchess of Cambridge released

Brand new Prince Louis pictures, captured by the Duchess of Cambridge at home in Kensington Palace, have been released by the royal family - and as you can expect, they're adorable.

The new Prince Louis pictures, one of which features birthday girl Princess Charlotte as she turned three, surprised royal fans all over the world, as Kensington Palace released the brand new images at midnight UK time via their official twitter account.

The adorable photographs of Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis were taken by their proud mum The Duchess of Cambridge on 2nd May, which was Princess Charlotte’s third Birthday. When Princess Charlotte’s birthday passed without a brand new portrait of the young Princess published, many speculated as to why Kensington Palace hadn’t released any new photos of Princess Charlotte to mark her third birthday.

However, much to the surprise and delight of many, Kate Middleton had indeed kept up the tradition of capturing sweet images of her children at home to share with the world, and her latest photographs of Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte could be her most adorable images yet.

Snapped by keen photographer Kate, the first image released by the Palace shows loving big sister Princess Charlotte gently cradling her new royal baby brother Prince Louis, whilst gently placing a kiss on his forehead.

The precious image was captured by Kate on 2nd May, Princess Charlotte’s birthday, when her little brother was barely 10 days old.

Many have drawn comparisons between the picture of Princess Charlotte and her new baby brother, with the adorable images released of Prince George holding Princess Charlotte not long after she was born in 2015. Those pictures were also captured by Kate, when the family still lived in Anmer Hall in Norfolk.

Prince George and Princess CharlotteKensington Palace

The second in the pair of new Prince Louis pictures was taken by The Duchess of Cambridge at Kensington Palace on 26th April, three days after Kate and Prince William’s third child was born.

Propped up on a pillow, the little Prince can be seen with his eyes open and looking off camera.

Along with the brand new Prince Louis pictures, Kensington Palace wrote ‘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.’

No new photos of Prince George with his new younger brother have been released, but it won’t be too long until we see the family of five all together, as Prince Louis will likely be christened in a couple of months, with both his older siblings in attendance.