On Monday, April 22, Kensington Royal shared a few photographs of the youngest royal family member ahead of his first birthday, which is today, April 23. “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to share these new photographs of Prince Louis ahead of his first birthday tomorrow,” read the Instagram caption. “The photographs were taken earlier this month by the duchess at their home in Norfolk.”
The parents-to-be commented, “Happy birthday Louis! Sending lots of love from both of us. xo.” Something tells us that has Meghan written all over it, especially because British typically sign with “xx,” rather “xo,” which is more American.
The Duke, 34, and Duchess of Sussex, 37, have been busy prepping for the birth of their first child, who is expected to arrive sometime this month or early May. The royal family was last spotted on Easter Sunday, April 21, with the exception of Meghan. Easter also happened to fall on Queen Elizabeth’s 93rd birthday, which naturally, is a huge deal to the family. Meg being absent only suggests she may be giving birth any day now.
For the majority of her pregnancy, though, the former actress has been out and about. In February, she traveled across the globe to celebrate her baby shower with friends in New York. But now, she’s laying low.
It’s recently been reported that Meghan’s mom, Doria Ragland, flew out to London as her daughter’s due date approaches. Because of this, many speculate the Suits alum already gave birth, but the queen’s former press secretary Dickie Arbiter quickly shut down those rumors. “We’ll know in due course when the baby is born. Harry and Meghan made it very clear the birth is going to be private,” he said during an interview with Today Extra on April 15. Only time will tell!