Home alone. Prince Louis, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s third child, was used to seeing his older sister Princess Charlotte more often around the house in the past year, but with her starting primary school, the youngest Cambridge child is left all alone. Indeed the entire Cambridge family is undergoing changes. But this isn’t all bad, as now Prince Louis will now have the undivided attention of both his parents.
He will also be spending a lot of time with his nanny Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo when Prince William and Kate Middleton are on somewhere on royal engagements. Prince Louis is only one at the moment, but as he grows older he will be enrolled in the nursery just like his brother and sister.
We will no doubt miss playing all day with his siblings now that they have school responsibilities, but he had enough time over the summer break to do that. As both George and Charlotte had their summer breaks, the trio spends lots of time playing together wherever they went. Firstly, in July the Cambridge family headed to Mustique where they celebrated George’s sixth birthday.
They then stayed at their country home, Anmer Hall, in Norfolk, residing there till the very end of the school break, and ended the summer holidays with a week at Balmoral over the Bank Holiday weekend, to spend some time with grandma, the Queen. They caught up not only with Her Majesty, but also with Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, and Autumn and Peter Phillips – whose children Isla and Savannah get on well with the Cambridge children.
We have been seeing Prince Louis more and more recently. The last time we saw him was in June when he attended a charity polo match in which his father Prince William and his uncle Prince Harry took part in. The next time we will see Prince Louis on a royal engagement or event will probably be Christmas when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge send out their annual Christmas card.
At the moment, Prince Louis has been the highlight of every event he has appeared in, most memorably in June at his very first Trooping the Color, where he got the chance to shine with his frantic waving at the crowds gathered from the Buckingham Palace balcony.
Kate gave an insight into her youngest son’s mischievous personality during a visit to Bletchley, where she revealed that she was having to watch Louis at all times. The mother-of-three said he was “keeping us all on our toes,” adding: “I turned around the other day and he was at the top of the slide – I had no idea!”