Smiling Prince Louis bears a VERY striking similarity to mother Kate at the same age in his new first birthday photos – with fans dubbing him her ‘spitting image’
- Three pictures of Prince Louis have been released to celebrate his first birthday
- Duchess of Cambridge took the photographs at their home in Norfolk this month
- Youngest member of Cambridge family is spitting image of one of his parents
- A playful little Louis looks adorable with rosy cheeks and his hair combed down
The youngest of the Cambridge children bears a striking resemblance to one of his parents – and it might not be the one you have in mind.
Three new pictures of Prince Louis have been released to mark his first birthday on April 23, taken at home in Norfolk.
And when compared to a snap of Kate Middleton at the same age, the young royal is the spitting image of his mum.
Pictures of Kate aged one show the mother and son share the same hazelnut eyes, cute little nose and chubby cheeks.
In a picture taken in 1983 in Bradfield Southend, a sleepy Kate, now 37, wears a white and green babygrow to attend her best friend Nicola Brown’s first birthday party.
Prince Louis, pictured left earlier this month in Norfolk, is the spitting image of his mother Kate Middleton when she was the same age
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While we wait for the arrival of Baby Sussex, another mini member of the Royal Family has reached a milestone!
Can you believe it’s been a whole year since Prince Louis was born? The third child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge turns one on Tuesday and the proud parents have released some adorable photographs to celebrate.
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In his most recent pictures, rosy-cheeked Louis looks inquisitively at the camera while wearing a blue jumper from high street brand Trotters.
In the other two photographs, which were taken by the Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Louis beams and gives his best cheeky expression for the camera, even reaching out towards it in one.
The youngest royal also takes a lot from his father’s side of the family in terms of looks, with pictures of baby Prince William, Prince Charles and even Queen Elizabeth II highlighting the resemblance.
A baby photograph of his father Prince William, taken three months before his first birthday, show he too developed two bottom front teeth – and loved to smile for the camera.
A picture of the Queen as a baby, taken in 1926, shows that Louis has the same round face as his paternal grandmother.
The cheeks! Prince William pictured on March 15 1983, three months before his first birthday
Prince George pictured in the arms of his mother on November 2, 2014. He shares his brother’s combed over blonde locks
Little Louis, pictured, smiles broadly and cheekily reaches for the camera during the photoshoot at home with his mother Kate Middleton earlier this month
Louis, pictured, wore a knitted red jumper with tortoiseshell buttons on the shoulder and pockets on the front, with a white collared top underneath in the other two newly released photographs
In the other adorable new snaps of Louis, the young prince is dressed in a red jumper with tortoiseshell buttons across the left shoulder and a pair of black trousers.
The playful tot is covered in bits of moss, having clearly had a wonderful time playing in the garden during the photoshoot with his mother.
His broad smiles show off his two bottom teeth – and it looks like two more may be on their way soon.
Prince Louis was born on 23 April 2018 at the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital, in London.
Prince Louis also has a look of his sister Princess Charlotte, pictured in a cute shot taken by her mother Kate Middleton in November 2015, when she was just seven months old
Pictured: Prince Charles in 1949 in London. The nineteen-week old was photographed in Buckingham Palace
Queen Elizabeth made for the cutest baby. She is pictured with The Queen Mother, then known as the Duchess of York, in 1926
Prince Louis is fifth in line to the throne, a great-grandchild of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, and the younger sibling of Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
Louis made his debut in Kate’s arms as his proud parents showed him off to the world on the steps of the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London, just hours after he was born.
A peaceful Prince Louis is pictured leaving the Lindo Wing. He was born at 11.01am on April 23 2018
Louis, pictured in Kate’s arms, is the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s third child, after Prince George and Princess Charlotte, who will turn six and four this year
The name Louis was already one of George’s middle names and pays tribute to the Prince of Wales’s great-uncle, Earl Mountbatten, who was murdered by the IRA.
William and Kate released photos of their son soon after he was born – including one of him being cuddled by his big sister Charlotte on her third birthday when Louis was only about a week old.
Louis was sleeping soundly, as Charlotte put a protective arm around her baby brother and planted a kiss on his forehead.
The prince was next seen fast asleep at his christening in July, and alert and smiling in family photographs released to mark the occasion.
Louis, who appears to have inherited the brown Middleton eyes from Kate’s side of the family, was pictured with his wider family, including the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall in photos released to mark Charles’s 70th birthday in November.
For Charlotte’s third birthday, Kensington Palace released this sweet picture of the doting big sister holding her week-old baby brother Louis
Prince Louis, pictured being held by his mother, sweetly slept through his christening service at the Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace, in July last year
In March, Kate revealed that Louis, then about 11 months old, was an active child who enjoyed ‘bombing around’ on a walker. Pictured are the Duke and Duchess with their three children