Kensington Palace has finally released the first official photos of Prince Louis on Saturday, marking the first time we've seen him since his birth on April 23rd. The portraits show the sleeping newborn being held and kissed by his older sister Princess Charlotte.
The photos were reportedly taken by Duchess Kate at the royal family's residence at Kensington Palace. One photo was taken on May 2nd, when Charlotte turned three. The other snapshot was taken only three days after Prince Louis' birth.
The release of the photos also comes with a sweet message from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge following the birth of their third child.
"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," wrote the palace.
This image of Prince Louis was taken by The Duchess of Cambridge at Kensington Palace on 26th April.
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. pic.twitter.com/bjxhZhvbXN
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) May 5, 2018
Since Louis' birth, reports reveal that Charlotte's been "bonding" with her new baby brother since his arrival home. While Princess Charlotte was off from nursery school, Prince George had to return to school the very next day.
While Kate will appear at her brother-in-law Prince Harry's wedding in two weeks, she's not due to return to her official royal duties until the fall.
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