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Prince & Princess of Wales

Two new photos released for Prince Louis’s 5th birthday

Kensington Palace released two new photos of Prince Louis for his fifth birthday on 23 April.

The images were taken by Millie Pilkington earlier this month in Windsor in the garden of Adelaide Cottage.

In one image, the smiling Prince is seen being pushed in a wheel barrel by his mother, the Princess of Wales, while he smiles brightly at the camera. The other photo is a close-up of Prince Louis.

Photo by Handout/Millie Pilkington/Kensington Palace via Getty Images

The Prince and Princess of Wales wrote on Twitter and Instagram with the release of the photographs, “Someone’s turning 5 tomorrow…A very happy birthday to Prince Louis,” with the cake and celebration emojis.

Their Instagram post has gained almost half a million likes in just a few hours of posting the images, with hundreds of people wishing the young royal well on his birthday.

Photo by Handout/Millie Pilkington/Kensington Palace via Getty Images

Prince Louis Arthur Charles was born on 23 April 2018 at the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in London. He’s the second son and third child of the Prince and Princess of Wales, who were the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge when he was born.

He was born during the reign of his great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, who died in September 2022. Louis is now fourth in the line of succession behind his father, Prince William, and older siblings, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

He attends the independent Lambrook school in Berkshire alongside his siblings.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. She's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.