Prince Louis is the youngest of William and Kate’s children. And he’s the child we the public, know the least about.
We know he’s got two older siblings, a brother, Prince George and a sister, Princess Charlotte. But, little else is known about the young prince himself.
Part of that may be due to the fact that he’s barely a year old. And, maybe because his parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, want to give him as normal an upbringing as they can considering they are British royalty. Keep reading to learn three things about Prince Louis, who will celebrate his first birthday today.
1. He’s only been photographed a handful of times.
We’ve only seen a small number of photographs featuring Louis. He made his public debut when his parents posed for the traditional photo on the steps of the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital as Princess Diana and Prince Charles did with both of their sons.
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Another portrait, taken by Kate, was released shortly after his birth, of Prince Louis being held by his big sister, Princess Charlotte, on her birthday in 2018. The public caught a glimpse of the Prince at his christening, then in a family portrait celebrating Charles’ 70th birthday. And again, in a family holiday card released by Kensington Palace.
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2. His birth weight made him the heaviest Cambridge baby.
The youngest child of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge broke a royal record when Duchess Kate gave birth to him at 11:01 a.m. on April 23, 2018. At the time of his birth, he weighed in at 8 pounds 7 ounces. His birth weight made him the heaviest Cambridge baby and heir to the throne in at least 100 years.
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At the time of her birth, Charlotte weighed 8 pounds 3 ounces and George weighed 8 pounds six ounces. All three siblings were pretty close in weight at the time of their birth. But, Prince Louis became the heaviest royal baby in the past 100 years.
3. Prince Louis is on the move.As of today, Prince Louis has turned 1.
Now, he’s getting to the point in his young life where he begins moving around on his own. In March 2019, while visiting the Henry Fawcett Centre, Kate revealed that her youngest son had almost started walking.
“Louis just wants to pull himself up all the time. He has got these little walkers and is bombing around in them”, Kate Middleton told to another mother. By now, Prince Louis may be walking on his own and may soon be chasing after his older sister and brother.
Happy 1st Birthday Prince Louis!