Beaming with happiness as his mother pushes him around in a wheelbarrow, Prince Louis is in fine spirits in these delightful new photographs released to mark his fifth birthday.
The youngster sits atop a pile of garden cuttings in one of the relaxed pictures taken in the garden of Adelaide Cottage in Windsor, the family home.
Proud parents Kate and William said they were ‘delighted’ to share the images of their energetic youngest child tonight.
In one of the pictures, Louis – wearing shorts, shirt and a woollen jumper – is seen grinning at someone out of shot as he takes his wheelbarrow ride. The other is an intimate close-up of his smiling face.
The Princess of Wales has campaigned passionately about the importance of the first five years of a child’s life – and today’s photographs show the results of her hands-on experience with her youngest child.
ROYAL SMILE: Charming new pictures of Louis taken in Windsor
Beaming with happiness as his mother pushes him around in a wheelbarrow, Prince Louis is in fine spirits
Unlike previous family portraits, however, his birthday images were not taken by keen photographer Kate
Not known for sitting still for long, Louis – previously described by his mother as a ‘kamikaze’ rugby player – is often pictured in an active stance.
Unlike previous family portraits, however, these images were not taken by keen photographer Kate. Instead, the charming family moment was captured by Millie Pilkington, who was previously trusted by Kate and William to privately photograph their wedding reception in 2011.
Speaking shortly after the Royal wedding, Dorset-based Ms Pilkington said that Kate and William were ‘buzzing with happiness’, adding: They were drawn to each other magnetically throughout the day. Their love for each other was so evident. Everyone could see it.’
Prince Louis is expected to join his older siblings George, nine, and Charlotte, soon to turn eight, for the carriage procession at the Coronation on May 6
The new images follow the release of a picture of the late Queen with all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren today, on what would have been her 97th birthday
George, the second in line to the throne, is expected to have a role in the Coronation
Prince Louis is expected to join his older siblings George, nine, and Charlotte, soon to turn eight, for the carriage procession at the Coronation on May 6. While George, the second in line to the throne, is expected to have a role in the service, it is thought Louis will join working members of the Royal Family on the balcony at Buckingham Palace for an RAF flypast.
The new images follow the release of a picture of the late Queen with all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren today, on what would have been her 97th birthday, which showed Louis wearing a hand-me-down shirt from George.
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Five fabulous years of Prince Louis! All the times the cheeky royal stole the spotlight and melted our hearts with his antics as Kate and William’s youngest son celebrates his birthday this weekend
By Gina Kalsi
Whether it’s stealing the show at royal engagements, sticking his tongue out at his mother or dramatically covering his ears on the Buckingham Palace balcony, there’s no doubt that Prince Louis has captured the nation’s heart.
The fourth in line to the throne came into the world at 11.01am on the 23 April 2018, weighing in at a healthy 8lbs 7ozs, the heaviest royal baby boy born in 100 years.
The Prince and Princess of Wales seemed to be overcome with emotion and joy as they stood cradling their precious newborn outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, just seven hours after his birth.
Their tiny Prince was wrapped in the same delicate white blanket that was used for his older siblings, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
The little prince was an unexpected centre of attention at Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee flypast last year. He put his hands on his ears and screamed…
Grumpy Louis! The one-year-old Prince pulls a face during Trooping the Colour in 2019
Prince Louis smiles as he walks along the path at the Christmas Day service at St Mary Magdalene Church
While his older siblings started nursery at around the age of two-and-a-half years old, Louis went a little later at three-years-old due to the Covid pandemic.
He attended Willcocks nursery, which is a short drive near to where the family used to live in Kensington Palace.
And while he is growing up out of the spotlight, Louis certainly makes quite the impression whenever he is seen in public.
Dubbed ‘relatable’ by the public, the Prince’s facial expressions and cheeky antics delight royal fans.
Prince Louis stole the show at the Trooping the Colour celebrations in June last year, where he pulled a series of hilarious faces – including covering his ears in front of the Queen when the sound of the roaring plane engines became too much during the fly past.
Royal fans were quick to take to social media to share the images along with funny captions.
Too cool for school: Prince Louis pulls a cheeky face while sporting trendy sunglasses
Pictures of Louis’s funny faces have been seen on social media as people think he is hilarious
A few days later at the Platinum Pageant he grabbed attention again by stirring up mischief, this time sticking his tongue out at his mother, Kate The Princess of Wales, and also playfully covering his hand over her mouth.
A day before the Queen died, the family were pictured walking to a settling in day at the children’s new school, Lambrook in Berkshire, following their move from ‘fishbowl’ Kensington Palace to leafy Windsor.
The Wales family now live in the four-bedroom Adelaide Cottage which is located in Windsor’s Home Park, a private 655-acre royal park.
A royal source said that Kate and William decided on the move ‘to give their children the ‘most normal’ start possible, saying: ‘KP [Kensington Palace] can be a little bit of a fishbowl.
‘They wanted to be able to give George, Charlotte and Louis a bit more freedom than they have living in central London.
‘It’s very much a decision that’s been led by the kids.’
At their new £21,000-a-term school, Prince Louis and his siblings George and Charlotte can go apple-picking in the onsite orchard and put their stash to good use by making their own juice and baking cakes.
The youngster is enjoying the same healthy lifestyle as his brother and sister, with Kate hinting that their diet is full of fresh fruit and veg.
She’s mentioned how Louis ‘absolutely loves beetroot’, and when visiting LEYF (London Early Years Foundation) Stockwell Gardens Nursery and Pre-school in London in January 2020, she told school manager Michelle Samuels that her children ‘enjoy apples and cereal in the morning’ for breakfast.
On his first Christmas walkabout at Sandringham in December last year Prince Louis attempted to direct his mother Kate, leading her by the hand when she greeted well-wishers on Christmas Day.
Flashing a smile for the cameras, accepting gifts and shaking hands, the Prince proved he is a natural when meeting the public.
Here, as Prince Louis turns five, Femail shares some hilarious photos throughout the his life, from royal events to fun with his siblings.
How The Daily Mail reported Louis’s arrival in April 2018
The Prince and Princess of Wales hold their newborn baby, Prince Louis, in their arms
Proud mother Kate, Princess of Wales, with Prince Louis at St James’s Palace on the day of his Christening in July 2018
Louis pulls a face at Queen Camilla, during Trooping of the Colour in June
Talk to the hand! Prince Louis was determined to get involved in the action even then
An intrigued Louis eagerly watches the fly over with his mother, The Princess of Wales
Kate puts her sunglasses on her son as they attend the King Power Royal Charity Polo Match in July
Clapping for our NHS heros: The family-of-five clap for the NHS heros outside their front door in April
Prince Louis seen in photo released by Kensington Palace, with rainbow paint on his face in
Kensington Palace shared a sweet photo of Louis on his third birthday smiling as he rides a bike
Prince Louis with a big smile on his face as his parents share some snaps to mark his fourth birthday
A rather tired looking Prince Louis puts both his hands on his face at the Trooping the Colour on 2 June
It seems mischievous Louis cannot bear the noise of the flypast
Prince Louis covers his mouth as he appears on the balcony of Buckingham Palace
The Prince pulls a funny face showing his teeth as Kate bends down to speak to him
A sweet snap captures the late Queen smiling at Prince Louis as he looks up at her
Prince Louis and Lena Tindall watch from the balcony of Buckingham Palace
Prince Louis squints and covers his ears as he looks up at the fly-past from the balcony
Sassy George gets into the spirit – and makes his sister Charlotte laugh
The royal wave! George, Louis and Charlotte do their duty from the carriage
A rather moody Prince Louis looks away while his mother Kate speaks to him
Prince Louis is clearly impressed by the flypast, as he looks up in shock at the planes
Mischievous Louis puts his hand over the Princess of Wales’s mouth as they attend the Platinum Pageant on The Mall on June 5, 2022
Both Louis and his mother Kate are pictured smiling on the final day of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June last year
Naughty! Kate looks less than impressed as her youngest resorts to defiant gestures
A sassy Prince Louis holds his figures up as he poses for the cameras
Prince Louis sits with his grandfather, King Charles, as he points something out to his grandson
Hooray! Prince Louis cheers with his tongue out and both hands in the air
Giggles! The fourth in line for the throne is pictured laughing with his mother
Prince Louis pulls a rather shocked face as his mother Kate laughs
Fab five! Prince William and Kate with their three children from oldest to youngest: Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis
First day of school! Prince Louis holds his mothers hand as they arrive for a settling in event at Lambrook School, near Ascot on 7 September 2022
Kate is pictured holding George and Louis’s hand as they sport similar outfits, while William holds Charlotte’s hand
First walkabout at Sandringham! Prince Louis flashes a smile to photographers as he attends his first Christmas Day walkabout
Prince Louis is pictured holding his mother’s hand, as the family-of-five make their way to greet well-wishers
The cheeky Prince attempted to lead his mother by the hand on his first walkabout
Prince Louis smiles as he attends the Christmas Day service for the first time
Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte exit the service, dressed in similar styled coats
Prince Louis receives a feathered Santa toy from a well-wisher at Sandringham
Kate and William shared this adorable image of the Princess cradling Louis on Mother’s Day
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