Prince William and Kate Middleton’s youngest son, Prince George, turned three on Friday, and Kensington Palace released a new picture of him on Thursday.
His mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, 39, took the photo of Louis riding his bike before leaving for his first day of nursery school.
In the Instagram comments, royal watchers wished Louis a “Happy Birthday,” remembering his similarity to his older brothers, Prince George, 7, and Princess Charlotte, who turns six next month.
“Oh my goodness, he’s just too cute. One fan said, “Just like his big brother and sister.”
Another remarked, “He’s just like George.”
The young prince was also compared to Kate Middleton’s father, Michael.
One commenter said, “I think he looks like Kate’s dad!” “He’s definitely a Middleton!” exclaims the narrator.
Another individual said, “He looks like Michael Middleton.”
This week, Louis isn’t the only royal with a birthday. Queen Elizabeth II turned 95 on Wednesday, just days after saying goodbye to her 73-year-old husband, Prince Philip.
“I have received many messages of good wishes on the occasion of my 95th birthday today, which I greatly appreciate,” the Queen said in a statement posted on social media.
“While we are grieving as a family, seeing and hearing the tributes paid to my husband from those in the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth, and around the world has been a source of consolation to us all,” the statement added.
The royal family gathered at St George’s Chapel last weekend for Philip’s funeral, with Prince Harry making his first visit to the UK in over a year.
Harry, 36, has since returned to California to be with Meghan Markle, his pregnant wife, who is expecting their second child this summer.
- Kate Middleton: Samir Hussein/WireImage