Prince Louis Is Precious in New Photos Celebrating His First Birthday

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Prince Louis just turned one!

Kensington Palace released a trio of sweet new photos celebrating Louis' first birthday on April 23. In the images, Prince William and Kate Middleton's youngest son offers the camera a wide smile while clad in a maroon sweater. The pink-cheeked youngster's blonde hair is carefully combed to the side as he crawls about a lush green space. In another, he offers a serious look at the camera in a blue sweater over a white collar.

"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to share three new photographs of Prince Louis ahead of his first birthday tomorrow," a tweet read. "The photographs were taken earlier this month by The Duchess at their home in Norfolk."

This is an incredibly busy time for the royal family. Besides Louis' big day, Queen Elizabeth II just celebrated her 93rd birthday last week. And, on top of all that, everyone is preparing for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's first child to arrive!

Just days ago, a source told ET that Meghan is expected to give birth "any day" now. Then on Sunday, the Duchess of Sussex's mother, Doria Ragland, arrived in London

And let's not forget, Meghan and Harry's recent move from Kensington Palace to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor. However, ET is learning that none of this is fazing the mother-to-be.

"It is such a happy and exciting time for Meghan," a source previously said. "She looks absolutely radiant and is taking each day at a time. [She is] looking forward to becoming a mother."

Though the birth could happen anytime now, royal fans won't get details for a little while. Meghan and Harry announced that -- unlike Prince William and Kate Middleton -- they will not be posing for photos with the newborn outside of the hospital. Instead, they'll share photos taken on the grounds of Windsor Castle at a later date.

"Meghan Markle does not want the pressure of having to pose on the steps for cameras so soon after childbirth," a source recently told ET, adding that, while the couple is "extremely excited" for the birth of their first child, they intend to “enjoy the magic of childhood without any undue expectations."

However, new rumors are circulating that Frogmore might not be enough of a break from the public spotlight for the couple in their first days as parents. They could be considering a move to Africa. 

Earlier Monday, Buckingham Palace released a statement addressing the rumors and noting that "any future plans" for Meghan and Harry are "speculative at this stage," and "no decision has been taken about future roles." The Palace did not, however, completely deny the report.

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