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

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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.

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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.

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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’.

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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!

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