Skip to Content

Prince Louis Cuddled by Big Sister Charlotte in His First Photos

Today we were pleasantly surprised by the release of Prince Louis’s first official photos.  

In the first image, we see the tiny Prince in a white ensemble, propped up by a pillow on a chair or sofa. The picture was taken on April 26th, when Louis was just three days old. 


In the second photo we see Princess Charlotte looking very much the big sister, holding her baby brother on her lap and giving him a kiss. This picture was shot last week on Charlotte’s birthday, May 2nd. NOTE APR 2024: Photo removed per copyright mandate. 


The Palace released a statement: 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share two photographs of Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis…

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.

The first pictures have very much been a family affair for all three children. George’s were taken when he was almost a month old, shot by Michael Middleton at the Middleton family’s home in Bucklebury. 

The first photos we saw of Princess Charlotte were taken by Kate when the Princess was 2-3 weeks old. A darling set of four photos was released, all showing George and his new sister at the family’s home, Anmer Hall. 

In the solo shot of Prince Louis I believe he is wearing the sweater, top, and leggings by Irulea that Charlotte wore in her first photos (including the one above). The sweater worn by Prince Louis in the picture with Princess Charlotte remains unidentified. You may have recognized Charlotte’s cardigan in the new photo, Prince George wore it for the Queen’s 90th birthday photo by Annie Leibovitz. (We have more information and photos about what the children are wearing at What Kate’s Kids Wore.)   

Here you see how all three looked in their first publicly released pictures. It appears Louis has the darker hair we saw on Princess Charlotte; George was more light-haired at that age.   


What a delightful surprise it was seeing these! We’ll leave you with these two side-by-side, they are such sweet images. 


Pin It

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Wednesday 9th of May 2018

The quilt Louis is lying on in his solo portrait is identical to an OKA one I have had for about 12 years. It doesn’t seem to be on their website any more, but perhaps another shop now stocks it? It’s doubled sided with the quite plain print seen in the photo on one side and a busier print in the same colours on the other. I am so tickled to see it here!

The Way We Were

Tuesday 8th of May 2018

Do all new born babies look alike? or just these 3 are amazingly resembling each other? lol


Wednesday 9th of May 2018

According to Winston Churchill all babies look like him.


Tuesday 8th of May 2018


sue d

Thursday 10th of May 2018

Beyond lovely and precious!


Monday 7th of May 2018

The lighting or something in photo of Prince Louis on the pillow makes the photo look almost like a painting. What a beautiful, precious infant. Thanks to the Cambridges for sharing!


Monday 7th of May 2018

So lovely! I adore their family & Kate does an amazing job of pulling everything together, seemingly with everything!! I love that she takes the pictures of their precious wee ones. :)

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.