We weren't expecting the first portraits for several weeks yet. It's wonderful to see little Louis.The second of the two photos depicts the baby dressed in white, it was taken on 26 April, when he was three days old. I've always felt George very much resembles both Michael Middleton and Prince William, whereas Charlotte is more and more like the Queen every day. It's obviously very early to tell, but I think Louis resembles his mother. What do you think?
As with the majority of photos of the Cambridge children, the Duchess took the images at Kensington Palace. During an engagement last year William revealed keen amateur photographer Kate takes photos of the children "every day". I'm sure she's amassed quite a collection and their personal family albums are bursting with snaps covering milestones and special days in George, Charlotte and now Louis' life.
Kensington Palace said:
'The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share two photographs of Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, taken by The Duchess at Kensington Palace. 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.'
Both George's and Charlotte's first official portraits were released roughly a month after their births. George's were taken by Mike Middleton and Charlotte's were taken at Anmer Hall by Kate. The outfit Louis wore looks almost identical to Charlotte's below. Upon closer inspection, the top at least is definitely not the same although the leggings very well may be.
The photo of Charlotte kissing Louis instantly reminded me of this...
Does Charlotte's sweater look familiar to you? Laura immediately noted it's actually the same piece George wore for the Annie Leibovitz portrait taken of Her Majesty with her two youngest grandchildren and great-grandchildren to mark her 90th birthday.
It is the £36 navy and white Fina Ejerique Wool Blend Knitted Cardigan.
It's an exciting time for the royal family as a whole. In just two weeks, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry at St George's Chapel. At a press briefing on Friday, Communications Secretary Jason Knauf confirmed Kate will be there whilst Prince William will be Best Man and it is very much expected George and Charlotte will take on the role of page boy and bridesmaid once again. Louis, who will be less than a month old, will not be going as expected.
It was a lovely surprise to see the photos. I'm very much looking forward to seeing the first photo of all three Cambridge children together in the future. No doubt several were taken at Charlotte's birthday, but I think the photo of the Princess very much doubled up as a belated birthday photo in addition to being a sweet brother/sister shot. A portrait of George with Charlotte and Louis would be a smashing idea for his 5th birthday. In the meantime, both of these images are simply darling!