What a year for the British royal family! Between two royal weddings and the birth of a new prince, there’s something exciting to celebrate every day. And most recently, fans have been in royal baby heaven with the palace releasing a stunning set of new photos to mark Prince Louis‘ recent arrival last month and Princess Charlotte‘s third birthday. While we pour over the perfect new pics, (seriously, Charlotte kissing her baby bro is just too much) we can’t help but wonder how Louis’ first photos compare to Prince George and Charlotte’s — scroll down to read our comparison of the royal babies’ first official photos!
Prince George (2013)
After his grand arrival on July 22, 2013, the world couldn’t wait to be given another glimpse of Prince William and Kate Middleton‘s firstborn son, Prince George. And we didn’t have to wait long, with the palace sharing two heartwarming first family photos on Aug. 19 of that year. It was indeed a sign of William and Kate’s very modern and down-to-earth approach to parenting — breaking with tradition, the dressed-down royal couple posed in the back garden of Kate’s parents’ Bucklebury estate.
Just like Louis, Prince George was fast asleep as he made his family portrait debut. In yet another nod to their casual approach, the Cambridge’s pet pooch Lupo and the Middleton’s dog Tilly both made an appearance and instead of using a well-known professional snapper, the pic was captured by Kate’s dad Michael Middleton. It made for a refreshingly normal look into the lives of the modern-day royals and set the tone for future family photos. Interestingly, it was the only time William and Kate have made an appearance in their child’s first photos. Since George, the parents have instead opted to let another child take center stage with the newborn.
Princess Charlotte (2015)
This time around, the palace gifted the world with four new pictures of the perfect princess a month after her May 2, 2015, arrival. Just like with Louis, the images of Charlotte were taken by Kate in an informal setting on the couch. Once again they showed a softer, more down-to-earth side of the Cambridge clan. The beautiful shots showed big brother George gazing lovingly at his new sister as he holds her.
The pair looked adorable in matching white outfits — George smart and dapper in a pair of knee-high baby blue socks, matching shorts, and a crisp white shirt with a blue outline, while one-month-old Charlotte was rugged up in a knitted jumper and cosy pants by Irulea. Coming full circle, Louis re-wore Charlotte’s Irulea threads in his first photos and Charlotte wore big brother George’s hand-me-down sweater!
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