Prince Louis, the youngest son of Kate Middleton and Prince William, just keeps on growing up. As he moves from his baby years to becoming a charming little 4-year-old, we cannot stop the inevitable march of time. But we can celebrate him by scrolling through his adorable photos.
The Cambridge family tends to give their kids as much space to be private as possible. Staying whenever they can at their country home of Anmer Hall, for instance, so the kids can run around and play to their hearts’ content. Spending time outdoors in nature is one of Kate Middleton’s integral parenting tools, after all, so much so that she even
designed a “Back To Nature” garden playground for the Chelsea Flower Show in 2019. Prince Louis has, just like his older brother and sister, been afforded the chance to enjoy much of his life so far in private. Whether he is at Anmer Hall, going to nursery school, or staying in Kensington Palace so his 8-year-old brother Prince George and 7-year-old sister Princess Charlotte can attend Thomas’s Battersea School in London.
Wherever they happen to be spending their time,
Prince Louis looks like the type of kid who will make the most of whatever comes his way. Maybe it’s because he’s the youngest or maybe it’s his personality, but he tends to seem like a pretty happy-go-lucky little guy in photos. A kid who makes everyone laugh while also managing to make himself laugh, too. Grinning ear to ear in every photo, just full of sunshine. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee Karwai Tang/WireImage/Getty Images
The little prince stole the show at Queen Elizabeth (aka Great-Granny)’s
Platinum Jubilee celebrating her Majesty’s 70 years reign as monarch. While the royal family is known for their regal comportment at state events, the fact of the matter is a 4-year-old is a 4-year-old, and Louis could be seen making faces... Is Kate Middleton Laughing Or Scolding Him? Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson Collection/Getty Images
... and just generally being royally meme-able.
Prince Louis Stole The Show Samir Hussein/WireImage/Getty Images
It was the Queen’s Jubilee, but Louis made it
his day. 4 Years Old!
Ahead of Prince Louis’ fourth birthday on April 23, 2022, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared two precious photos of their youngest on the beach. In one, Prince Louis, dressed in a grey sweater and turquoise shorts, runs towards the camera. In the other, he’s standing in the sand holding an orange ball, perhaps taking a quick break from playing fetch with
the Cambridge family’s new puppy. And as is tradition, Middleton snapped both of the birthday photos.
“4 years old tomorrow!” they captioned the post.
On The Move
Kensington Palace shared this adorable photo of Prince Louis on a red bike the day before his third birthday in 2021. “Taken earlier this week by The Duchess before he left for his first day of nursery, The Duke and Duchess are pleased to share a new image of Prince Louis,” the palace captioned the photo.
Cuddling Up With Mom AARON CHOWN/AFP/Getty Images
Before his big day and moving on to nursery school, Prince Louis cuddled up with his mom at the Christmas pantomime show in 2020.
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Prince Louis joined his family at a Christmas pantomime event honoring essential workers in 2020.
Happy Christmas From A Happy Toddler Christmas Smooch From Dad “What Animal Do You Like?”
This video of the three Cambridge children asking wildlife conservationist Sir David Attenborough questions was capped off with the first time the public heard Prince Louis speak. And his little voice saying
“what animal do you like?” is too precious for words. Friendly Little Finger Painter Clapping For Carers Comic Relief/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
At the outset of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, Prince Louis joined the rest of his family in
clapping for carers, an initiative that saw the entire UK cheering on health care workers. Loving His Fans Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
When Prince Louis made his first appearance on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for the Trooping The Colours in 2019, he clearly loved it.
Making Grandpa Laugh
Prince Charles only had eyes for Prince Louis in his birthday photo from 2019.
Chatting With Dad
Prince William gives Prince Louis a push on the swing in 2019.
Already A Ham Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
Prince Louis was really hamming it up for his aunt Meghan Markle at a polo event in 2019.
Prince Louis was ready for a walk around his mom’s “Back To Nature” garden display in May 2019.
Prince Louis was already showing signs of looking so much like mom Kate Middleton in the family’s Christmas card in 2018.
In The Lap Of The Queen
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip posed with their great-grandchildren at Balmoral in 2018, with Prince Louis taking pride of place in the lap of the Queen herself.
Smiling Prince Louis Turns One
Kate Middleton’s photo of Prince Louis for his first birthday in 2019 gave a glimpse of his sparkling personality.
Prince Charles turned 70 in 2018, his youngest (at the time) grandson Prince Louis was still a babe in mom Kate Middleton’s arms. And looked just like her. Happy Baby
The smile on Prince Louis’ face at his christening is truly too much.
Making Mom Smile Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
When Prince Louis was born
on April 23, 2018 at St. Mary’s in London, he was already bringing out the happiest grin in his mom Kate Middleton. Beloved Baby Brother
Princess Charlotte couldn’t get enough of her little brother during their sweet photo shoot in May 2018.
Backseat Baby Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images Prince Louis joined his parents for a Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace in 2019, and he looked pretty chill about it from the backseat of his dad’s car. Snacking Like A Boss Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
This article was originally published on
April 23, 2021