Duke and Duchess of Cambridge mark Prince Louis’s second birthday with sweet post

When: 23 Apr 2020 **Only for use by WENN CPS**

Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge have marked their son Prince Louis’s second birthday with a sweet social media post.

In a series of new portraits unveiled this week, the couple’s youngest son is seen smiling gleefully in a gingham shirt as he shows off his hands covered in a rainbow of paint colours, alongside handprint artwork in honour of U.K. healthcare workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

Similar paintings and posters are being displayed in windows around the nation as a tribute to medical staff on the front lines amid the Covid-19 crisis.


“Sharing a sneak peek of Prince Louis’s handiwork ahead of his second birthday!” they wrote in the caption of the snaps.

And on Thursday, the couple once again took to their Kensington Palace account to share more photos from the session, including one of Louis showing off his rainbow-painted hands and another of him smearing them across his cheeks.

“Instagram Vs Reality,” they penned. “Thank you for your lovely messages on Prince Louis’s second birthday.”

Prince Louis is the couple’s youngest child – he has siblings Prince George, six, and Princess Charlotte, who turns five on 2 May.

As everyone attempts to stay safe through social distancing amid the public health scare, the couple recently told the BBC they’ve been keeping in touch with fellow royals over the Internet.

“We’ve been talking to all the family online, and it’s been a really good way of keeping in touch and seeing each other,” William smiled. “As you can imagine the younger generation are more tech-savvy, but only just. I think we’re getting there now. I think the family are getting a little more used to being able to contact each other and press the right buttons and not dropping the computer halfway through (sic).”