Kate Middleton released a behind the scenes shot from Prince Louis' birthday photoshoot

And it's hilarious.

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And it's hilarious.

The Cambridges are one of the most talked-about families in the world, but while the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spend the most time in front of the cameras, it’s their children that really steal the limelight.

From Princess Charlotte’s signature sass and Prince George’s cheeky grin to their royal waves when meeting their brother, Prince Louis, these toddlers never fail to make news. And judging by Prince Louis’ recent updates (including his love for interrupting Zoom calls), he seems to take after his siblings.

The Cambridges made news this week as they celebrated Prince Louis’ second birthday.

As with all the Cambridge children, Prince William and Kate Middleton marked the occasion by uploading a series of birthday portrait photographs of their son, taken by Kate herself.

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‘Sharing a sneak peek of Prince Louis’ handiwork ahead of his second birthday!,’ the couple captioned a series of snaps of the miniature royal painting rainbows yesterday. ‘The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to share new images of Prince Louis, taken by The Duchess this April.’

The post raked in over a million likes, prompting Kate and Wills to post a joke behind the scenes shot too, captioning two side by side photographs of the Prince, 'Instagram vs Reality'.

With the young Prince playfully covered in brightly coloured paints.

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‘Instagram vs Reality. Thank you for all your lovely messages on Prince Louis’ second birthday!’ read the caption. ‘The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share new photographs of Prince Louis, taken by The Duchess this April.’

We hope Prince Louis had a very happy birthday!

Jenny Proudfoot
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