Princess Charlotte has a lot to get the hump about; a new baby who takes away all the attention from her and being elbowed into the unenviable position of middle child. But if she was playing to the camera, she has done a great job as Kensington Palace released the first two official photographs of Prince Louis on Sunday (6 May), one of which shows her cuddling and kissing her brother rather affectionately.
Louis, who is fifth in line to the British throne, was born on April 23 weighing 8lbs 7oz (3.83 kg). Both the photographs were taken at their west London home by mum Kate, a budding photographer in her own right.
The first photograph, which the palace said was taken on April 26, shows Louis propped up against a white cushion, wearing a white jumper and trousers. The second photograph, taken on May 2, Charlotte’s third birthday, shows the princess holding her sleeping younger brother lovingly.
Due to a 2013 change in the law, Charlotte is the first British princess for whom the arrival of a younger brother does not mean being demoted down the line of succession.
Palace officials said Louis would not join the rest of his family at the May 19 wedding of his uncle, Prince Harry, to US actress Meghan Markle.