Kensington Palace has shared some adorable and heartwarming new photos of Prince Louis of Cambridge to mark his second birthday.
The young Prince – Queen Elizabeth II‘s seventh great-grandchild – is seen making a rainbow handprint in the photos, joining kids all over the world who’ve painted rainbows as a symbol of hope during the coronavirus crisis.
The new photos were taken by Louis’ mother, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, earlier this month. Prince Louis is the third and youngest child of the Duchess and the Queen’s grandson, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, who is second in line to the throne after his father Charles, Prince of Wales.
Charles, Prince Louis’ grandfather, tested positive for coronavirus in late March but has thankfully made a full recovery.
Prince Louis’ rainbow handprint is one of several messages of hope and encouragement shared by the British Royal Family during the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this month Queen Elizabeth II gave a rare public address in which she urged the people of the U.K. and Commonwealth to remain “unified and resolute” in the face of the coronavirus crisis.
Her Majesty The Queen's special broadcast in relation to the Coronavirus outbreak was broadcast this afternoon on BBC America. It was just the fifth time in the Queen’s 68 year reign that she has delivered a special address to the nation.
Posted by BBC America on Sunday, April 5, 2020
This week, her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh shared his first public message since he retired from Royal duties in 2017. The 98-year-old consort to the Queen said in a written statement supplied to press including the Daily Telegraph that he “wanted to recognise the vital and urgent work being done by so many to tackle the pandemic.”
Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 94th birthday on Tuesday, April 21. To mark the occasion, the Royal Family shared some childhood home videos of the future monarch and her younger sister Princess Margaret.
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Thank you for your messages today, on The Queen’s 94th birthday. In this private footage from the @royalcollectiontrust, we see The Queen (then Princess Elizabeth) playing with her family, including her younger sister Princess Margaret. Head of the Commonwealth, Head of the Armed Forces, Head of State in 16 countries and the longest reigning Monarch in British History. Wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Happy birthday, Your Majesty! To those of you also celebrating your birthdays today at home, with or without your loved ones – we send you many happy returns. Visit our highlight to learn more about The Queen’s childhood.
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