‘Secret signal’ in Prince Louis birthday picture revealed by body language expert

‘Secret signal’ in Prince Louis birthday picture revealed by body language expert.


Prince Louis turned six on April 23, and royals fans were eager to see a picture of him. Typically, Prince William and Kate Middleton share a new photo of their child on their social media platforms to mark their birthday. As per Hello! Magazine, followers have eagerly anticipated a new photo of Prince Louis for his birthday. An excited supporter commented, He’s super cute and definitely the cheeky one. I can’t wait to see the new photos of him. You never really know what Prince Louis is going to do when he’s on a walkabout with his mam and dad.”

Royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams said fans will be “disappointed by the lack of a photograph” celebrating Prince Louis’s birthday.

“It is something of a royal tradition that royal birthdays are celebrated by the release of photographs, Catherine has taken a great many and they are always eagerly awaited,” Fitzwilliams told Hello! Magazine. 

“This is a shame because of the vexed issue of her Mothering Day photograph. The revelation that it was edited led to a highly embarrassing contretemps and the subsequent revelation that she was not only recovering from abdominal surgery but bravely fighting cancer.”


The Princess of Wales kept the tradition alive and shared a cute photo of her youngest child to the delight of the huge number of fans.

“Happy 6th Birthday, Prince Louis! Thank you for all the kind wishes today,” the caption read.

Prince Louis is fourth in the line of succession to the British throne. 

In his memoir Spare, Prince Harry wrote about Louis and Charlotte among the rest. The book that made many furious claimed that the Duke is worried his niece and nephew could end up just like him.

“Though William and I have talked about it once or twice, and he has made it very clear to me that his kids are not my responsibility, I still feel a responsibility knowing that out of those three children, at least one will end up like me, the spare,” Harry said in an interview with The Telegraph.

“And that hurts, that worries me.

“I was brought into the world in case something happened to Willy, I was summoned to provide backup, distraction, diversion and, if necessary, a spare part. Kidney, perhaps. Blood transfusion. Speck of bone marrow. This was all made explicitly clear to me from the start of life’s journey and regularly reinforced thereafter.”

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Although Harry’s book attracted both positive and negative opinions by the wide public and the royal experts, most of them agree that he shouldn’t have involved William and Kate’s children in it.

“Harry should lay off Prince William’s children. In fact, he should lay off everybody and button it now,” royal author Ingrid Seward told The Sun. “It is a very dangerous road to go down, to start talking about other people’s children.

“And what he says Prince William said to him is absolutely right – they are William’s responsibility and not his, so he should keep out of it.

“It is none of Harry’s business. But Harry has become dangerous to his family, and to himself, because he can lob in his little asides whenever he wants.” 

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Besides agreeing that Harry should not involve his brother’s children in his interviews, some experts, among which Jennie Bond, warn Kate and William that they “must be acutely aware” of the problems that could come with Prince Louis – and Princess Charlotte – being a “spare”.

“They have already shown that they have a different and modern attitude to bringing up royal children and I’m sure they will do everything to make Charlotte and Louis feel every bit as special, loved and valued as George,” Bond told the Mirror. “I imagine they will encourage Louis to explore life outside the royal fold… it could be the military, but it could also be working in the charity world or whatever he finds appealing after his education is finished. I’m sure they will encourage him to go to University, which they both enjoyed and where, of course, they found love.”

The royal expert continued, “And from there they will want him to find a life that is meaningful to him as well as appropriate for the son of a future King. They will try to ensure that he feels he is living a life of value, irrespective of his place in the line of succession and that will probably involve service of some kind as they have emphasized from the start that they want their children to understand that having empathy with others is not only a kindness, but is rewarding as well.”

The newest photo of Prince Louis published for his sixth birthday was likely taken at the family’s home of Adelaide Cottage on the Windsor grounds. And of course, as much as all the attention was on the young prince, one specific detail caught the attention of many; he wore a shirt previously owned by his older brother, Prince George. This shows that the future King and Queen are normal humans like us. What’s most, the shirt isn’t from a luxury store.

As he grows, Prince Louis develops love for different hobbies and sports.

“While he still has the same warm eyes, infectious smile and general zest for life that has seen him repeatedly steal the show at royal events, the youngest child of the Prince and Princess of Wales is big enough to wear Prince George’s grown-up hand-me-downs. In this case it is a £39 Pepa & Co checked shirt in a delightful new birthday portrait taken by Kate,” royal expert Rebecca English wrote for the Daily Mail.

“And just like A.A. Milne’s famous poem, Now We Are Six – ‘I’m as clever as clever/So I think I’ll be six for ever and ever – he is said to be flying at his new school, Lambrook in Berkshire, and proving to be not just good in class but sporty and fun (cricket is his big love at the moment, apparently).”

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Some eagle-eyed fans noticed yet another detail on Louis’ photo, his missing tooth.

“Thank you so much for sharing this delightful picture. I see the tooth fairy has been visiting – goodness time flies so fast,” one user wrote on X, as per Express.

A second person wrote, “Happy Birthday blessings to this little ray of sunshine, Prince Louis!”

“Happy Birthday to a charming young man who has captured our hearts with his various antics. Thank you to his parents for letting him be so ‘natural’. He is a credit to you,” a third added.

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 08: Prince Louis of Wales and Catherine, Princess of Wales take part in the Big Help Out, during a visit to the 3rd Upton Scouts Hut in Slough on May 8, 2023 in London, England. The Big Help Out is a day when people are encouraged to volunteer in their communities. It is part of the celebrations of the Coronation of Charles III and his wife, Camilla, as King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the other Commonwealth realms that took place at Westminster Abbey on Saturday, May 6, 2023. (Photo by Daniel Leal – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Body language expert Judi James did an analysis of the young prince’s photo and wrote, “There’s little change in the brand here and the check shirt seems to be a favorite of Louis, who wore it or one similar for both the Mother’s Day portrait and his baby bank appearance. Again, this suggests some happy indulgence from his mum and dad, but the lack of change comes at a very important time in terms of royal signalling.”

The body language expert added, “Louis’s adorable head-tilt gesture here suggests likeability. And his arms are crossed in a way that suggests he’s quite happy with his pose and the camera. It’s a calm and warm look from the often-boisterous prince.”

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