Prince Louis made his first appearance just few hours after he was born on April 23, swaddled in Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton‘s arms on the steps of St. Mary’s Hospital in London. Since then, the royal family has no doubt been taking time to get to know their little one, and (aside for an image of Louis’ birth certificate, that is), things have been pretty quiet on the picture front. But on Saturday, Kensington Palace released the first official images of the littlest prince, and the photos are certainly swoon-worthy.
In one of the newly released photos, Princess Charlotte is seen holding her baby brother on May 2, her third birthday. “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 caption read.
In another, Prince Louis steals the scene just three days after he was born. “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,” Kensington added to the caption.
The photographer of the images is none other than Kate Middleton herself, who frequently gets behind the camera to take pictures of her children (her first-day-of-school pics of Princess Charlotte were spectacular).
When Princess Charlotte was born, the royal family’s official social media account released photos of older brother Prince George holding her, too. (In a break from tradition, Kate was behind the camera for those, too.)
And it was just a few weeks after Prince George was born that the royals released their first family portrait, with Will, Kate, and the little prince in Kate’s arms.
We can’t wait for more images of the newly expanded royal family getting to know each other. Congrats again to the happy family!