Princess Kate set for tough week ahead of Prince Louis decision

Princess Kate set for tough week ahead of Prince Louis decision

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Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 21/04/2024

- 15:56

The Princess of Wales has not yet returned to royal duties

  • Princess Kate suffered a backlash over editing her Mother's Day photo
  • Prince Louis turns six later this week
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Princess Kate is set for a tough week ahead of an important Prince Louis decision.

Prince Louis, the royal couple's youngest child, turns six on Tuesday, April 23.

The Prince and Princess of Wales almost always release a new photo of their children on their birthdays.

In recent years, Kate, 42, personally took the snaps of the young royals, instead of enlisting a professional photographer.

Prince Louis and Kate Middleton

Prince Louis is celebrating his sixth birthday this week


However, Princess Kate suffered a backlash last month after admitting to editing a Mother's Day picture of herself alongside Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

Online critics noticed inconsistencies within the photo, and Kate later took to social media to address the backlash.

She wrote: "Like many amateur photographers, I do occasionally experiment with editing.

"I wanted to express my apologies for any confusion the family photograph we shared yesterday caused.

Kate MiddletonKate posing with her three children on Mother's Day in a photo that was digitally edited by the princessKensington Palace / X

"I hope everyone celebrating had a very happy Mother’s Day. C."

The backlash to the photo later sparked doubt over whether Kate and William would continue the tradition of taking new photos of their children to mark their birthdays.

If the couple chooses to release a new photograph this week for Prince Louis, they could opt to hire a professional photographer to avoid accusations of digital manipulation.

An aide told the Sunday Times: "They appreciate the public’s love and affection for their children and know there is a public appetite to see them on their birthdays."

Kate shared pictures of Prince Louis on his fifth birthday last year

Princess Kate

Princess Kate apologised for 'confusion' over the Mother's Day blunder


They added there was no "firm decision" on whether the Princess of Wales would choose to take the photograph of Prince Louis.

Therefore, Princess Kate is set for a tough week before making the important decision regarding her youngest child.

Last month, the Princess of Wales announced she had begun a course of preventative chemotherapy following her major abdominal surgery in January.

The mother-of-three is recuperating at Adelaide Cottage and is focusing on recovering before returning to royal duties.

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