Prince Charles shares previously-unseen photo of him carrying out adorable granddad duties

prince charles unseen photo prince louis second birthday
(Image credit: Getty)

Prince Charles has shared an adorable previously-unseen photo of him spending time with grandson Prince Louis.

Prince Charles has shared a lovely previously unseen photo of him spending some quality granddad time with his adorable grandson Prince Louis.

The youngest Cambridge child turns two years old today and to celebrate the special day the heir apparent shared a never-before-seen photo to his and Duchess Camilla’s Clarence House Instagram page.

The lovely black and white snap shows Prince Charles spending quality time with his young grandson making the most of the outdoors in a lovely landscaped garden.

MORE: Duchess of Cambridge pens emotional letter to cause very close to her heart

The senior royal, who is first in line to the British throne, can be seen picking up young Prince Louis and giving him a tight cuddle while the young prince throws his arms around his grandfather’s neck.

And in keeping with the Cambridge family’s long-established birthday tradition, the heartwarming photo is one that has been snapped by Duchess Catherine herself.

🎂A very Happy Birthday to Prince Louis, who turns two today,’ reads the post’s caption.

A photo posted by on

The young Prince enjoys a hug from his Grandfather, The Prince of Wales.📸 The Duchess of Cambridge’.

Royal fans were loving the intimate photo, with the post raking up thousands of likes and comments in a matter of hours.

‘That is such a sweet photograph,’ wrote one fan. ‘Truly special bonds exist between grandparents and their grandchildren’.

MORE: Prince Charles leaves royal fans impressed with unexpected new skill

Awwww this is soooooooooooooooooo sweet 😍,’ added another. ‘Louis's cute little hug to Grandpa Wales! 💕🌼 ✨’.

Another wrote, ‘So happy to see all the love here. Melts my heart!! ❤️❤️❤️,’ while others commented, ‘What a special, special photograph’, ‘What a truly gorgeous photo 👏💖’ and ‘This is such a beautiful photograph. Happy Birthday Prince Louis 💙💙’.

Happy birthday Prince Louis!

Aleesha Badkar
Aleesha Badkar

Aleesha is digital shopping writer at woman&home - so whether you're looking for beauty, fashion, health or home buys, she knows all the best places to splash your cash. She earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London in 2017 after graduating from University of Leeds in 2014 with a BA in English and Spanish (which took her to Madrid for a fun Rioja and tapas-packed year). Aleesha has worked for woman&home since 2019, when she joined the team as their digital news writer. A year on the news team gained her quick and reactive writing skills and a love for breaking stories, invaluable insight into where to get the best lifestyle releases first, an AOP awards nomination and the nickname ‘crazy watch lady’ after she became so obsessed with the royals that she followed breaking news alerts on her Apple Watch.


Before joining the woman&home team, Aleesha wrote for their sister site GoodtoKnow, where she covered celebrity news, health advice and where to snap up the cheapest lifestyle buys. With a background in beauty, Aleesha has also written for Stylist and Women’s Health where she developed an understanding into what makes a stellar product and which brands are worth paying attention to. She never leaves the house without a slick of lip balm and a good slathering of SPF, cannot live without an eyelash curler by her side and is always on the hunt for new lipsticks to add to her ‘Lipstick of the Day’ Instagram story highlight (and color-coordinated collection).

But it’s not just beauty buys Aleesha can help you with. Social media savviness, strong PR relationships and a need to stay in the know mean she’s all about the latest fashions, clever gadgets and reliable lifestyle buys too. She loves indulging in an interior craze (with a bedroom drowned in prints, plants and pink), is a regular visitor to the Missoma and Edge of Ember 'New In' pages and can’t resist the allure of a kitchen gadget—just ask her three coffee machines.

When she’s not playing around with new products and testing anything she can get her hands on, Aleesha spends most of her time with her head in a current bestseller, catching up on the latest Netflix craze with her sister, trying out new recipes, drinking wine with her bestie and (in non-COVID times) has been known to be a bit of a jetsetter amongst her friendship group. Oh and she makes the most of her Disney+ subscription by watching the Marvel films on repeat (definitely not just for Chris Evans...).

Follow her latest shopping & lifestyle advice, beauty insights and social antics on Instagram at @aleeshabadkar.


Twitter: @aleeshabadkar

LinkedIn: aleesha-badkar

Email: aleesha.badkar@futurenet.com