Unlike in past years, a professional photographer, Millie Pilkington, took the annual photos rather than the Princess of Wales. This time, she appears in one of them herself, showcasing a beautiful bonding moment with Louis, who wears a blue Fair Isle sweater, as she pushes him on a wheelbarrow.
"Someone's turning 5 tomorrow…" read the Instagram post. "A very happy birthday to Prince Louis."
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While greeting supporters at Windsor Castle days later, Kate relayed her youngest son's words to her about the Queen, who died a year before her husband Prince Philip: "He's like, 'Mummy don't worry, she's now with great-grandpa.'"