They released photos of Prince Louis, the youngest son of William and Kate Middleton, for his fourth birthday

Prince Louis turns 4 (@dukeandduchessofcambridge)

A series of photographs on the beach of Prince Louis were released this Saturday on the occasion of the fourth birthday of the youngest son of the Dukes of Cambridge, William and Kate Middleton.

The pictures were taken by his mother earlier this month on a beach on the coast of the English county of Norfolkand in them the smiling boy is seen running and posing for the camera while holding a cricket ball.

The images were taken by his mother earlier this month (@dukeandduchessofcambridge)
The images were taken by his mother earlier this month (@dukeandduchessofcambridge)

Last year, the dukes already published another photograph of their young son cycling to the nursery for the first time when he turned three years old.

On this occasion, the prince, fifth in the line of succession to the British crown -after his grandfather, Prince Charles; his father, Prince William, and his older siblings, Prince George and Princess Charlotte-, wears a gray sweater with colored stars and blue shorts.

In the images, the boy is on a beach on the coast of the English county of Norfolk (@dukeandduchessofcambridge)
In the images, the boy is on a beach on the coast of the English county of Norfolk (@dukeandduchessofcambridge)

Louis was born in the Lindo maternity wing of St Mary’s private hospital in London on April 23, 2018..

It is already common for the Duchess of Cambridge to disclose photos taken by herself on her children’s birthdays.

Louis was born on April 23, 2018 (@dukeandduchessofcambridge)
Louis was born on April 23, 2018 (@dukeandduchessofcambridge)

Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate her 96th birthday privately

Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate her 96th birthday in private on Thursday, retiring to the Sandringham estate in eastern England that has offered the monarch and her late husband, Prince Philip, a refuge from the affairs of state.

Elizabeth is expected spend the day at the estate’s Wood Farm cabina personal sanctuary where he also spent his first Christmas since Philip’s death in April 2021. Philip loved the cottage, in part because it’s close to the sea, he said in February when he hosted a rare public event at Sandringham.

“I think the queen’s approach to birthdays very much embodies her keep calm and carry on attitude,” said Emily Nash, royal editor of HELLO! magazine. “She doesn’t like the fuss.”

Queen Elizabeth II (Frank Augstein/Pool via REUTERS)
Queen Elizabeth II (Frank Augstein/Pool via REUTERS)

This birthday occurs during the queen’s platinum jubilee year, which marks her 70 years on the throne. Although Thursday will be discreet, public celebrations will take place from June 2-5, when four days of jubilee festivities have been scheduled to coincide with the monarch’s official birthday.

The day marks another milestone in a tumultuous period for the monarch, who has sought to cement the future of the monarchy amid signs of his age and controversies in the family. After recovering from an outbreak of COVID-19 earlier this year, the queen’s public appearances have been limited by unspecified ‘mobility issues’. Prince Andrew’s multimillion-dollar settlement with a woman who accused him of sexual exploitation also made unwanted headlines for the royal family.

But the queen got an early birthday present last week, when her grandson Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, visited together for the first time since stepping back from royal duties and moving to California in 2020. Harry, in an interview with NBCsaid that his grandmother was “in great shape”, although he added that he wanted to make sure it was “protected” and that he had “the right people around you”.

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