Prince Charles has proved he is very much a doting grandfather in a heartwarming new photo released by Buckingham Palace.
The heir to the throne is seen playing affectionately with his youngest grandson, Prince Louis, who is being held by his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge.
The youngest child of Prince William and Kate Middleton proved he is giving his elder siblings, Prince George and Princess Charlotte a run for their money in the cuteness department, as he is seen shaking his grandpa Charles’ hand.
The adorable snap – taken by photographer Chris Jackson – was released by Buckingham Palace ahead of the UK premiere of a new BBC documentary titled Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70.
Prince Charles as the doting grandfather
In the doco, Charles’ wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall gushed about how amazing a grandparent her husband is.
“He will get down on his knees and crawl about with them for hours, you know making funny noises and laughing and my grandchildren adore him, absolutely adore him,” she said, according to The Express.
“He reads Harry Potter and he can do all the different voices and I think children really appreciate that.”
His eldest son, Prince William, also praised his father’s grandparenting capabilities, although he admitted he would like Charles to “have more time with the children”.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex expecting first child
Prince Charles will soon be a doting grandfather to four grandchildren, as his youngest son Prince Harry his wife Meghan Markle is pregnant.
Just hours after they arrived in Australia last month, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced they were expecting their first child together.
Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 15, 2018
“Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019,” the palace said in statement on Twitter.
“Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public.”
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