23 April 2023

Prince Louis pictured being pushed in wheelbarrow by Kate before fifth birthday

23 April 2023

A smiling Prince Louis has been photographed being pushed in a wheelbarrow by his mother, the Princess of Wales, ahead of his fifth birthday.

The photograph shows the young prince wearing a blue woolly jumper, shirt and blue shorts while sitting on top of leaves and grass and holding on to the wheelbarrow, as Kate laughs.

It is one of two pictures taken by photographer Millie Pilkington earlier this month on the Windsor Estate. They have been released to mark Louis turning five on Sunday.

The other is a close-up of the beaming prince, showing how quickly William and Kate’s youngest child is growing up.

The family live in Adelaide Cottage in Windsor’s Home Park and Louis attends the private Lambrook School near Ascot in Berkshire alongside his brother and sister Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

Louis is expected to accompany his siblings in the procession from Westminster Abbey which will follow the King’s coronation on May 6, according to newspaper reports.

He was not at the Queen’s state funeral at the abbey in September and is thought to have been considered too young to attend the service with his parents.

Louis is fourth in line to the throne and was born on St George’s Day – April 23 – in 2018 in the private Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London, weighing 8lb 7oz.

He was christened Louis Arthur Charles at 11 weeks old, by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, at the Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace, in front of friends and family.

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