Before Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcome their first child, they’re perfecting their roles as aunt and uncle!
The royal couple made sure to wish a very happy first birthday to nephew Prince Louis after Kate Middleton and Prince William released three new photos of their third child in honor of the milestone. Using their newly launched Instagram page, Meghan and Harry left a comment on Kensington Palace’s post featuring the adorable new shots, taken by Kate.
“Happy Birthday Louis! Sending lots of love from both of us,” the Duke and Duchess of Sussex commented, adding a red balloon and birthday cake emojis. They signed the short note, “xo.”
The sweet personal message could be another clue that Meghan is helping run the @SussexRoyal Instagram page.
Of course, Meghan and Harry are expecting a little one of their own any day now – a new playmate for Louis!
While Meghan and Harry used to live at Kensington Palace in London, where William, Kate and their three children call home, the newlyweds aren’t able to pop over to Apt. 1A as easily now. Meghan and Harry recently moved to Windsor Castle’s Frogmore Cottage — some 25 miles west of London.
“They’ll enjoy it much more in Windsor,” a family friend previously told PEOPLE. “They feel claustrophobic in their place in Kensington Palace.”
With its lush gardens, green fields and serene lake, the grounds of Windsor offers endless acres to roam with the couple’s two dogs and new baby.
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The royal family’s official Instagram account also shared the three new photos of Prince Louis to celebrate his first birthday.
“Happy Birthday Prince Louis!” the post was captioned. “To mark Prince Louis’ first birthday today, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to share three new photographs. The photographs were taken earlier this month by The Duchess at their home in Norfolk.”
Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, chose a silly snap from the family’s group photo shoot earlier this year, released in honor of Charles’ 70th birthday in November. In the outtake, Louis curiously puts his hand on his grandfather’s face, causing Charles (and the rest of the family!) to laugh.
“Happy Birthday to Prince Louis, who turns one today. ?,” they wrote. “This photograph was taken to mark The Prince of Wales’s 70th birthday last year.”
In the new photos, Prince Louis looks like a perfect combination of older siblings Prince George, 5, and Princess Charlotte, who turns 4 on May 2. The little prince has adorable chubby cheeks – a family trait shared by his brother and sister when they were babies – and even shows off two new teeth with his smile! And his blondish locks are adorably combed to the side.
“He really is the most cheerful, smiley little boy – he’s always so happy and content,” a source tells PEOPLE of Prince Louis.
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