As hoped, new photos of Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte and Prince George were released today. They were taken to commemorate Prince Charles’s 70th birthday, which is tomorrow.
There is one photo that is more formal, a classic posed portrait.
And there is another picture where the family is very relaxed; they appear to be sharing a laugh.
The images were taken by Chris Jackson in the gardens at Clarence House in September. In the photos, Prince Louis is wearing the same thing seen in a photo used in a BBC documentary about Prince Charles; The Daily Express published this picture from the documentary with Prince Charles, Prince Louis and the Duchess of Cambridge.
The Express story includes an interview with the Duchess of Cornwall:
Speaking about what Charles usually does with his grandchildren, she said: “He will get down on his knees and crawl about with them for hours, you know making funny noises and laughing and my grandchildren adore him, absolutely adore him.
He reads Harry Potter and he can do all the different voices and I think children really appreciate that.”
And a Daily Telegraph story has more about the Prince of Wales and his grandchildren.
“And, of course, he’s wonderful with children.
“He doesn’t mind crawling about on the floor for hours with them. We had a picture the other day with Louis pulling on his hair, and he’s not one of those people who says ‘take your hand away’. He loves it.
In the new pictures, Prince Louis looks just darling, very jolly and alert.
The set features a smocked white top with Peter Pan collar piped in dusty blue and coordinating dusty blue bloomers. It is made of a blend of 77% cotton/33% polyester; La Coqueta says the set is fully lined. We previously featured the set in this post; the montage below shows the Carlina Baby Ceremony Romper, the Boys Carlina Ceremony Set and the Carlina Girl Ceremony Dress.
Below, a close-up of the smocking. I believe most styles are sold out, but several of them may be pre-ordered.
There is another Boy’s Carlina with gold stitching, it is done in a linen/cotton blend. Our thanks to Andrea García Alonso for the tip on this!
Princess Charlotte is in a dress that looks much like the dress she wore for Trooping the Colour in June.
That piece has not yet been identified.
Charlotte may be in another pair of Doña Carmen shoes. They look like the brand’s Mary Jane Shoes in Leather in navy (€29.95, about $34).
UPDATE Nov 15: Doña Carmen confirm the Princess was wearing their Mary Janes.
UPDATE Nov 15: Papouelli tell me Charlotte was not wearing their Lottie Sock as I thought, so we are back to Square One on this item. I do believe her socks are very much like, if not identical, to those seen in the photo below so I will leave the picture up.
I’ve not found Charlotte’s shoes; they are a classic Mary Jane style in navy or black with a metal buckle (not velcro strips as many styles now have) and dark soles. I’m hoping hi-res images will be released at some point that will better show the details needed to properly identify things.
Prince George appears to be in a pair of navy corduroy shorts. My guess would be they are the Gull Corduroy Short in navy from Amaia Kids ($58.50).
His shirt is similar to (but not the same) as the Amaia Kids Pereprine style seen in the Prince’s official 4th birthday photo, as well as the family Christmas card. I think the stripe pattern in the new pictures is different than that in the shirt we’ve seen George wear previously.
UPDATE Nov 14: Originally I thought George was in his Papouelli loafers, but with some very helpful input from George here on Facebook, it’s time for a course correction: it now appears the Prince was wearing his Pisamonas loafers, the style seen for his first day of school last year.
This is rather a quick glance at what the children are wearing in the photos; I hope to learn more and update the post later this evening or tomorrow.