Prince Louis is officially 1 year old! The tiny prince was born on April 23, 2018, and he’s now celebrating his first birthday.
On September 4, 2017, the royal family announced that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, were expecting their third child.
As soon as Prince Louis was born, Kensington Palace announced his arrival. A little while later, Prince George and Princess Charlotte got to visit their new baby brother at the hospital for the first time. And just seven hours after giving birth, Kate Middleton left the hospital with her new son.
The world was immediately infatuated with Prince Louis, and members of the press and public clamored for any and all photos of the baby prince.
A few weeks after his birth, royal fans got another view of Prince Louis — at home with his big sister, Princess Charlotte.
Now the young prince is a year old! He’s currently the youngest member of the royal family, but he’ll lose that title as soon as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s baby is born.
Prince Louis was born on April 23, 2018.
Kensington Palace announced his arrival on Instagram, writing:
“The bulletin has been placed outside Buckingham Palace formally announcing the birth of the The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s new son.
“The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs. The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.”
Prince George and Princess Charlotte were escorted into the hospital by their dad, Prince William. They were so excited to meet their new baby brother.
Prince William and Kate Middleton posed for photographs as soon as they left the hospital. They waved at the crowds that had gathered and showed off their new little boy.
Prince Louis settled in nicely at home. A few days after he arrived at Kensington Palace, Kate took pictures of him with his big sister, Princess Charlotte.
It was instantly clear that Princess Charlotte loved being a big sister. Even though she was just a toddler herself, she adored having a baby brother around.
In July 2018, a few months after his birth, the royal family attended Prince Louis’ christening. For most people, this was the first time we got to see the little prince’s personality.
In November, Prince Louis posed for more pictures with his family in honor of his grandfather’s 70th birthday.
Like his big brother and big sister, Prince Louis looks very happy. He’s obviously loved by a lot of people.
For Christmas, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released another adorable photo of their family. All three kids look like they’re having a blast, and they’re truly showing off their personalities!
And now they’ve shared some new photos of Prince Louis on his own! The youngest prince is finally 1 year old.
Look at his happy smile and tiny little teeth! He’s just so cute.
It looks like Prince Louis is starting to really move around on his own. According to Kate, he absolutely loves using little wooden walkers (just like his big sister Charlotte).
For now, Prince Louis is the youngest little royal, but that will all change when Baby Sussex is born.
Happy birthday, Prince Louis! We can’t wait to see what the future has in store for you.