On Thursday, April 23, 2020, little Prince Louis celebrated his second birthday. New portraits of the toddler were shared on social media and royal fans couldn’t help but react.
His mother and father, Prince William, 37, took to their Kensington Palace social media account to share five new portraits to mark the special day. The photos were taken by Kate this month.
Prince Louis and Duchess Kate at the King Power Royal Charity Polo Match on July 10, 2019, in Wokingham, England | Photo: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images
Louis was photographed smiling while wearing a blue gingham shirt. His hands and face were messy with colored paint that somehow managed to not end up on his clothes.
What a wonderful surprise!!
Four images were shared ahead of his birthday, while two more appeared on his birthday. The sixth image was a colored handprint of the little toddler’s hand.
Louis made rainbow-colored paintings in support of the National Health Service (NHS) workers and other essential workers who are battling against the coronavirus pandemic. His siblings, Prince George, 6, and Princess Charlotte, also joined in on the project.
The two images of Louis that were shared on Thursday featured the humorous caption: “Instagram Vs Reality.” The “Instagram” photo showed the prince holding out both of his hands that were colored in the paint.
The “Reality” image featured the youngest Cambridge smeared with colored paint on his face while making a funny face. Fans on Twitter loved the humor and pictures; and shared their thoughts in comments.
One fan felt spoilt for choice with the many photos of the “adorable” toddler who had “so much character!” Someone else commented: “Haha I knew it! The photo of his hands hovering around his face, I knew he was tempted.”
Previously, a source had revealed that Kate called off her son’s “big birthday party” due to COVID-19. However, the insider alleged William planned on cooking “chicken and burgers on BBQ and play outdoor sports and games as a family” if the weather was agreeable on the day.
A cake was also going to be available for the toddler. The family is currently self-isolating at their country home in Anmer Hall, Norfolk.
Besides celebrating birthdays, the Cambridge children are already learning how to do their bit as royals. On March 26, 2020, the three children made a surprise appearance on their parent’s social media accounts, where they were seen clapping together.
They gave a round of applause for all those helping patients affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic for #ClapForOurCarers. A Twitter user also noticed how the two older children had been dressed to look like past photos of their parents.