Queen Elizabeth II's Great-Grandson, Prince Louis, Offers Rainbow of Hope in Second Birthday Photos

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.


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.


Happy birthday, Prince Louis!