Prince Louis’ rainbow tribute features in birthday pictures

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s son joins in with popular trend that symbolises hope during coronavirus pandemic.

Prince Louis’ rainbow tribute features in birthday pictures The Duchess of Cambridge

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s son Prince Louis has been photographed to mark his second birthday – making a rainbow tribute poster.

Children across the UK have been creating rainbow pictures as a symbol of hope during the coronavirus lockdown to put in their windows.

Now Louis has joined in with the popular trend and was photographed by proud mother Kate at their Norfolk home earlier this month – with his rainbow-coloured hands on show.

The young prince will celebrate his second birthday on Thursday, and the fruits of his labour – a rainbow handprint picture – is one of five photographs released to mark the milestone.

Louis looks like he is growing up fast in the pictures, with his hair neatly cut and combed and wearing a smart blue gingham-style shirt.

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Kate is a keen amateur photographer and patron of the Royal Photographic Society who has regularly released pictures she has taken of her other children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, to mark their birthdays.

Prince Louis Arthur Charles of Cambridge, fifth in line to the throne, was born on St George’s Day, April 23, 2018, at the private Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London, weighing 8lb 7oz.

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Louis has rarely been seen in public – his most prominent outing was his first appearance on Buckingham Palace’s balcony, following the Trooping the Colour ceremony last summer, with his parents, siblings and other members of the royal family.

But he has featured in a number of images released by William and Kate and was even in a video with his older brother and sister applauding the nation’s health workers and carers.