Prince William and Kate Middleton recently released new photographs of Prince Louis for his second birthday.
The pictures released on 22 April 2020, were reportedly taken by Kate at the couple's country home and their temporary residence while the UK is still in lockdown, Anmer Hall near London. The young prince turned two on Thursday, 23 April 2020 two days after his great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 94th birthday.
Prince Louis turns two
Prince William and Duchess Kate “are very pleased to share new photographs ahead of Prince Louis’ second birthday.” The pictures were taken by the Duchess of Cambridge at Anmer Hall🎂🎨 pic.twitter.com/wH5tKjI7sS— Omid Scobie (@scobie) April 22, 2020
In 2018, Kate went into labour in the early hours of Monday morning (23 April). At 11:01 am she gave birth to her baby weighing 8lb, 7oz. Like his siblings, Prince George, six, and Princess Charlotte, four, Prince Louis Arthur Charles of Cambridge was born in the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital, in Paddington, London.
Instagram Vs Reality
Thank you for your lovely messages on Prince Louis’s second birthday 🌈. pic.twitter.com/42IauvVpEB— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) April 23, 2020
He is currently fifth in line to the throne, behind his brother and sister, father and grandfather Prince Charles.
Prince Louis was last seen clapping for the UK healthcare workers alongside his siblings outside Anmer Hall.
The Cambridge children, filmed earlier, join in the national clapping for Britain’s NHS workers. https://t.co/jdYrMMnHvr— Richard Palmer (@RoyalReporter) March 26, 2020
Every Mind Matters
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have spoken out on a number of issues while the UK remains under lockdown.
Kate expressed sympathy with parents attempting to homeschool their children and the couple also voiced a campaign highlighting where people can find mental health support during the coronavirus crisis.
The campaign is targeted at those most at risk of poor mental health and encourages everyone to sign up for a tailored 'lockdown' plan online.
The platform, which has been online since October, includes free resources for managing your mental well-being and advice on improving this at home, as well as supporting friends and family.
"All over the country people are staying at home to protect the NHS and save lives," the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said in a video accompanying the launch. "It's not always easy. We can feel frustrated, miss loved ones or get anxious. So now more than ever, Every Mind Matters."