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The royal family have another little heir to the throne following the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s third child, Prince Louis Arthur Charles. Here we look at the cute pics which make up Prince Louis’ baby album so far...
The world got their first glimpse at the newborn that very same day when Prince William and Kate Middleton emerged from the hospital to introduce the new addition to the royal family to the world.
Wrapped in a white blanket and wearing a matching hat, little Prince Louis looked adorable as his proud parents waved to the world’s media.
Kate, 36, looked radiant in a red dress and nude heels – despite having given birth just hours earlier.
After four days of speculation, Kensington Palace finally revealed the name of the little prince on Twitter on April 27: ‘The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their son Louis Arthur Charles. The baby will be known as His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge.’
Two weeks after his birth, Kensington Palace released two official pictures of Prince Louis with his sister Princess Charlotte.
Once again, the newborn was dressed all in white for his first proper portrait as he’s propped up against a white cushion.
In the second snap, Prince Louis can be seen sleeping as his big sister holds him and gently kisses his forehead.
The cute pictures were taken by the Duchess of Cambridge on May 2, which was Princess Charlotte’s third birthday.
The Palace captioned the images: ‘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. 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 is fifth in the line of succession to the British throne, behind his grandfather Prince Charles, father Prince William and older siblings, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
Prince Louis Arthur Charles was born on April 23, 2018 at 11:01am at St Mary's Hospital in London, weighing 8lb, 7oz.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s third child is fifth in the line of succession to the British throne behind his grandfather, father and older siblings, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge introduced little Prince Louis to the world just hours after he was born. The happy couple stood on the steps of the Lindo Wing and waved to the world as the new Prince slept peacefully in his mother’s arms. The little Prince's name was not revealed until four days after his birth.
Prince Louis Arthur Charles looks adorable in his first official picture, which was taken by his mother Kate Middleton at their Kensington Palace home. The newborn is wearing a white knitted babygrow and has his eyes wide open as he's propped up against a cushion.
The photo was taken when Prince Louis was just three weeks old and posted on Instagram on May 6. This wasn't the first time the Duchess of Sussex had shared gorgeous photographs she took herself of her family. In 2015, Kate broke royal tradition taking the first official photographs of her daughter Princess Charlotte, herself, instead of hiring a photographer.
Kensington Palace also released two official pictures of the new royal which were taken on Princess Charlotte’s third birthday on May 2. Prince Louis looks adorable in cute white outfit, while Charlotte is wearing her brother Prince George’s navy blue cardigan. The toddler gently kisses her baby brother on the forehead as they relax at home. A Kensington Palace statement read: 'The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share two photographs of Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. The photographs were taken by The Duchess of Cambridge at Kensington Palace.'
The Duchess of Cambridge looks radiant as she holds Prince Louis at his christening. The ceremony took place at The Chapel Royal at St James's Palace on July 9. Prince Louis was just 11 weeks old. Stealing the spotlight, Prince Louis was christened on the same day as the anniversary of the Queen's official engagement announcement to Prince Philip.
Prince Louis' christening marks the first time the public had seen the Duke and Duchess together with their three children.
Prince Louis sleeps soundly as he arrives at his christening while being craddled by his mother the Duchess of Cambridge. The baby prince wore a handmade robe known as the Honiton christening gown - it's a replica of the dress Queen Victoria commissioned for her first-daughter in 1840. Since then, the robe has been worn by 62 royal babies, including Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge with their three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis pose for their 2018 Christmas card under an autumn tree.
This was a rare sighting of Prince Louis, who had only made two official appearances since his birth - leaving the hospital on his birth date, and his christening. The Christmas card photograph is casual in comparison to last years - we wonder what next years will be!