Simply put, photographs may not get any more adorable than this.
On Saturday afternoon, Prince William and Kate Middleton surprised their many millions of fans by sharing two new photos of their precious new bundle of joy.
In the first image, Prince Louis is being cradled and kissed by big sister Charlotte and the resulting image is nearly too cute to handle:
Little Louis, of course, came into the world on April 23.
Following months of excitement and even speculation that Middleton was pregnant with twins, the Royal Couple announced on a Monday morning that Charlotte and Prince George now have a brother.
“Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101 hrs,” read the official Kensington Palace statement at the time.
It then added two key pieces of information:
“The baby weighs 8 lbs 7 oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth.”
Louis was born in Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital in London – where the couple’s other kids were also born – and is dressed in all white for his pair of new photos.
In the one below, Louis is on his own, giving social media users their first true and clear glimpse and his angelic face:
This second photo was reportedly snapped on April 26, when Louis was just three days old.
(And on which Charlotte turned three years old.)
In the past, William and Kate waited about a month before dropping similar professional pictures on the world of their children.
“Their Royal Highnesses would like to thank members of the public for all of the kind messages they have received following the birth of Prince Louis, and for Princess Charlotte’s third birthday,” Kensington Palace announced this week.
Back in early June of 2015, Kate and William unveiled this snapshot of George and Charlotte in a similar pose.
Seriously, do these two know how to make beautiful babies or what?!?
In a brief statement to the media shortly after his second son was born, William said Louis is sleeping about as strongly as one could expect and that his mother was doing pretty “well.”
We’re so very glad to hear it.
Along other Royal lines, we recently learned that Pippa Middleton is also pregnant; while Prince Harry will marry Meghan Markle on Saturday, May 19.
It is unlikely that we will see Prince Louis in public until his christening, however.
Kensington Palace has confirmed that the newborn royal will not be attending the royal wedding.”
Still: Wow, huh?
Talk about crazy and exciting times for all involved.
We wish the very, VERY best to Kate, William and their three kids.
“I don’t know how I’m going to cope with three. I’m going to be permanently tired,” William has said prior to Louis’ birth, echoing the sentiments of nearly every parent out there.
But if anyone can do it, we think he and Kate can pull this off.
And if they ever need babysitting help… hey, we’re just a phone call away!