Prince Louis turned two last week, a milestone publicly celebrated by Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William with the publication of several pictures featuring the toddler. In the cheerful snaps shared on Instagram and Twitter by Kensington Palace, Prince Louis wore a navy gingham button-down shirt.
Eagle-eyed royal watchers noticed the little Cambridge’s outfit looked very similar to the one worn by his dad William during his tour Down Under six years ago.
Kate, Prince William and Prince George visited Australia and New Zealand in 2014.
At the time, their elder son was only nine-month-old.
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Among the engagements the three Cambridges carried out as a family, Kate, William and George visited the Taronga Zoo in Sydney.
On that occasion, the Duke of Cambridge wore a navy gingham button-down shirt, paired with blue casual trousers and a brown belt.
Prince Louis’s pictures also highlighted just how much the little Cambridge has taken after his father.
To mark his birthday, Prince Louis was photographed while holding up his painted palms and fingers, the outcome of a rainbow-coloured artwork he created to support the NHS.
In another snap, taken by Kate, cheeky Prince Louis was seen smearing the paint all over his face.
Kate and William are believed to have celebrated their son’s birthday with a cake baked by the Duchess, presents ordered online and a series of video calls with the extended family.
The Cambridges are expected to celebrate Princess Charlotte turning five this coming weekend in a similar way.
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According to a source, Kate and William are organising a video chat party so that their only daughter won’t feel alone on her birthday.
They told The Sun: “The family has arranged a Zoom party for her, so she can speak to family and friends.
“Then, they have put together a full plan that will give her all the fun of a birthday – including cake and games – despite the extraordinary circumstances we are faced with.”
Among the attendees to the party there will also be the Queen, the source added.
They said: “Her great-grandmother will be joining the family call on the big day.
“As far as Charlotte is concerned, the important part is that her whole family are by her side to say: Happy Birthday.”
Kate, William and their three children are self-isolating at Anmer Hall, their home in Norfolk.
Kate’s parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, are believed to be at their Bucklebury residence.
Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, travelled to Scotland on March 13.
A few days later, on March 19, the Queen was reunited with her husband Prince Philip at Windsor Castle.
The couple last met in early February, as the Duke of Edinburgh has been continuously living at Sandringham’s Wood Farm since last September.