Adorable new birthday snaps of Prince Louis
A SERIES of adorable new photos of Prince Louis has been released in honour of his first birthday - and the cute royal appears to be the spitting image of his mum.
The youngest child of Prince William and Kate Middleton is seen beaming at the camera in the three images, which were released via Kensington Palace's social media accounts.
The photos were taken by Kate in the lead-up to the milestone birthday.
We've had precious few glimpses of Prince Louis since his birth last April, beginning with the traditional photo op as a newborn on the steps of the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge then released photos of a young Louis being cuddled by his big sister Princess Charlotte to mark her third birthday.
The young prince was again brought out in public for his christening in July.
Last November, the entire family - including Louis - posed in the gardens of Clarence House for a series of portraits in honour of Prince Charles' 70th birthday.
In one of the stunning shots, Louis is playing with his grandpa Charles, the heir to the British throne.
This latest glimpse of Louis comes as the world awaits the arrival of his royal cousin, Baby Sussex.
Meghan Markle is now officially on maternity leave and holed up at her and Prince Harry's new home, Frogmore Cottage, with their first child's due date believed to be sometime in the coming days.
Meghan's mum, Doria Ragland, has now arrived in London, further fuelling speculation the birth is imminent.