Prince Louis’ 6th Birthday Celebrated With New Photograph By His Mom, Princess Catherine

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The photo of Prince Louis is taken by his mother, the Princess of Wales, to mark the young royal's sixth birthday on April 23, 2024. Photo: Reuters

The Prince and Princess of Wales have released a new photograph of Prince Louis to mark his sixth birthday.

The young royal was photographed by his mother, Princess Catherine, during a recent visit to Windsor.

Catherine, 42, and Prince William, 41, have also thanked members of the public for their special wishes for their son.

The couple captioned the post on their official social media pages: “Happy 6th Birthday, Prince Louis!

Thank you for all the kind wishes today.”

Following the debacle over a photograph that the royal admitted she edited of her with her three children – also including Prince George, 10, and eight-year-old Princess Charlotte – the Palace has said the new picture of Louis has not been altered.

Catherine issued an apology to clear up confusion over her Mother’s Day picture.

After she found herself at the centre of a debate over the photograph it was withdrawn from circulation by several picture agencies amid concerns it had been altered – and Catherine said she was sorry and admitted she occasionally dabbles with editing her snaps.

A statement released by the princess explained: “Like many amateur photographers, I do occasionally experiment with editing.

“I wanted to express my apologies for any confusion the family photograph we shared yesterday caused. I hope everyone celebrating had a very happy Mother’s Day. C.”

It was the first official picture of the royal since she underwent surgery in January and stepped away from the spotlight during her recovery.

Catherine later revealed she has cancer as speculation grew about her stepping out of the spotlight and is continuing to receive preventive treatment.

The mother-of-three announced in March she was undergoing treatment after doctors detected cancer in her body following her major abdominal surgery in January at The London Clinic – the same private hospital King Charles, 75, is receiving treatment from for an undisclosed form of cancer.


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