People Magazine
April 23, 2019 6:57 am

It may be Prince Louis‘ birthday today, April 23rd, but royal fans are the ones getting a gift. After months of not seeing the little royal, Kate Middleton and Prince William released three new photos of their third child on Monday, April 22nd, in honor of his first birthday.

Prince Louis looks like a perfect combination of older siblings Prince George, 5, and Princess Charlotte (who turns four on May 2nd). He has blonde hair like his brother, and his face and facial expressions are all big sister Charlotte, IOHO.

“He really is the most cheerful, smiley little boy–he’s always so happy and content,” a source tells People of Prince Louis.

The photos, which were taken by mom Kate earlier this month at their country home in Norfolk, Anmer Hall, also show off Louis’ sweet style. Two snaps show him in a red sweater with buttons on the shoulders over a bodysuit with a peter pan collar by Amaia, paired with navy shorts and knee socks (also by the kids brand). The little royal also wears a blue sweater from Trotters featuring a puppy.

While two photos show the stylish young prince in a perfect pose, a third image shows that the photo shoot doubled as playtime. Louis opens his mouth wide in excitement, and his red sweater is covered in grass.

Keeping with tradition, Kate got behind the camera to take the sweet photos. She was also behind the first official portraits of Louis, released just two weeks after his birth. Another picture from Kate shows the early bond between Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte. Taken on May 2nd, 2018 (Charlotte’s third birthday), the proud big sister cradles Louis in her lap and places a sweet kiss on his forehead.

Royal fans last saw Prince Louis making his debut in the family’s Christmas card. The little prince looks directly at the camera while cuddled in Kate’s arms for the holiday portrait, taken in early fall at Anmer Hall.

The sibling resemblance is strong in this fam!

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