How Duchess Kate will celebrate Prince Louis's first birthday

Prince Louis, the third child of Prince William and Duchess Kate, will be celebrating his first birthday soon.

The special milestone on April 23 is expected to be a private affair, but royal fans have predicted that the Duchess of Cambridge will continue her tradition of sharing special portraits through the palace.

The 37-year-old royal has shared photos of her children to mark their birthdays, often snapping the pictures herself. In 2015, she shared two snaps of her second child Princess Charlotte that she had taken herself in celebration of the infant’s six-month milestone.

When the princess turned one, Duchess Kate released more new portraits that she once again personally snapped.

Last year, for her daughter’s third birthday, the Duchess also captured two photographs of Princess Charlotte with Prince Louis, only days after the young prince’s birth.

According to HELLO!, the last official royal photograph featuring Prince Louis was the family Christmas card, which featured all five members of the Cambridge family.

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The young prince’s father might not be around for his first birthday, as Prince William is set to travel to New Zealand in late April to honour the victims of the Christchurch terror attacks on behalf of the Queen.

“The Duke will meet with those affected by the attack and will pay tribute to the extraordinary compassion and solidarity that the people of New Zealand have displayed in recent weeks,” Kensington Palace said in an announcement.

Scroll through the gallery above to see pictures of the Cambridge family.