New photos of Prince Louis released for his 4th birthday

The photos were taken by his mother, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge.

April 22, 2022, 6:02 PM

Prince Louis is turning 4!

In honor of Prince William and Kate's youngest child's birthday, which is April 23, the royal family shared new photographs of their son.

As is tradition, the photos were taken by Louis' mother, the Duchess of Cambridge.

PHOTO: A handout picture released by Kensington Palace on April 22, 2022, shows Britain's Prince Louis of Cambridge posing for a photograph, taken by his mother, Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, in Norfolk, eastern England.
A handout picture released by Kensington Palace on April 22, 2022, shows Britain's Prince Louis of Cambridge posing for a photograph, taken by his mother, Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, in Norfolk, eastern England in April, 2022, released to mark the fourth birthday of Prince Louis on April 23.
The Duchess Of Cambridge/Kensington Palace via AFP via Getty Images

The photos show Louis playing and smiling while wearing a gray sweater with different-colored stars across it.

PHOTO: A handout picture released by Kensington Palace on April 22, 2022, shows Britain's Prince Louis of Cambridge posing for a photograph, taken by his mother, Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, in Norfolk, eastern England.
A handout picture released by Kensington Palace on April 22, 2022, shows Britain's Prince Louis of Cambridge posing for a photograph, taken by his mother, Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, in Norfolk, eastern England in April, 2022, released to mark the fourth birthday of Prince Louis on April 23.
The Duchess Of Cambridge/Kensington Palace via AFP via Getty Images
PHOTO: A handout picture released by Kensington Palace on April 22, 2022, shows Britain's Prince Louis of Cambridge posing for a photograph, taken by his mother, Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, in Norfolk, eastern England.
A handout picture released by Kensington Palace on April 22, 2022, shows Britain's Prince Louis of Cambridge posing for a photograph, taken by his mother, Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, in Norfolk, eastern England in April, 2022, released to mark the fourth birthday of Prince Louis on April 23.
The Duchess Of Cambridge/Kensington Palace via AFP via Getty Images

Louis' fourth birthday comes two days after his great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 96th birthday.

To mark their son's birthday last year, Prince William, 39, and Kate, 40, shared photos of Louis riding on his bike before his first day of nursery school.

The year prior, the photos showed Louis making colorful handprint art with paint on his hands.

For Louis' first birthday, the royal family released three photos, all of which showed the little prince smiling and wearing a sweater.

Louis is fifth in line to the British throne, behind his grandfather Prince Charles, 73, his father, William, and his older siblings, Prince George, 8, and Princess Charlotte, 6.

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