It seems that he was born only a moment ago, but Prince Louis has actually just celebrated his second birthday on 23 April. Wow, that time has flown – though we suspect that his parents, Prince William and Duchess Kate might disagree!
To celebrate the day, the palace has released a gorgeous photo series, taken by mum, Kate Middleton, as has become the family’s tradition, showing cheeky little Louis having a ball painting a rainbow handprint, in thanks to NHS workers.
Happy Birthday to Prince Louis who is celebrating his second birthday today. 🎈🎂Prince Louis is The Queen’s seventh…
Instagram vs reality
And while the painting activity looked like like plenty of good clean fun in the images released on the official The Royal Family Facebook page, we are loving that over on the Cambridge’s own Instagram page, we get a behind-the-scenes peek at what really went on during that painting session.
Proving that toddlers really ARE just toddlers, right? No matter what title they might have attached to their name, they all still want to create a bit of messy chaos despite the very best efforts of their poor mother!
As the caption says, “🌈 Instagram vs Reality.” Indeed!
Everything you need to know about Prince Louis thus far
Little Prince Louis was born at 11.01am on 23 April. He weighed in at 8 pounds 7 ounces (3.82 kilograms).
His full name is Louis Arthur Charles and is known as His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge.
He is fifth in line to the throne, falling in ahead of and behind some very familiar faces:
Reigning monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
- Charles, Prince of Wales
- Prince William, Duke of Cambridge
- Prince George of Cambridge
- Princess Charlotte of Cambridge
- Prince Louis of Cambridge
- Prince Henry of Wales (Prince Harry)
- Prince Andrew, Duke of York
- Princess Beatrice of York
- Princess Eugenie of York
- Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex