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.
Both images were taken by the Duchess of Cambridge at Kensington Palace. 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.