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Princess Kate Faces Challenging Week with Upcoming Prince Louis Birthday Photo Decision

Princess Kate is approaching a challenging week as she prepares for her youngest child, Prince Louis’s sixth birthday on April 23. Traditionally, the Prince and Princess of Wales release a new photo of their children to celebrate each birthday, a custom eagerly anticipated by royal watchers.

In recent years, Princess Kate has personally taken these photographs, showcasing her skills behind the camera rather than hiring a professional photographer.

However, the tradition might face changes this year following a controversy last month. After the release of a Mother’s Day photo edited by Kate, which featured her alongside Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, critics pointed out noticeable inconsistencies.

Addressing the backlash, Princess Kate took to social media to explain her actions, stating, “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. I hope everyone celebrating had a very happy Mother’s Day. C”, via the Mirror.

This incident has sparked doubts about whether the tradition of releasing birthday photos taken by Kate herself will continue. There is speculation that the royal couple might opt for a professional photographer for Prince Louis’s upcoming birthday to sidestep further scrutiny over photo editing.

An aide from the royal household conveyed to the Sunday Times the couple’s appreciation for the public’s affection towards their children and acknowledged the strong public interest in seeing the young royals on special occasions like their birthdays. Yet, as of now, there is no firm decision regarding who will take the upcoming birthday photograph.

Adding to the complexity of the week, Princess Kate is currently undergoing a course of preventative chemotherapy following major abdominal surgery in January. She is recuperating at Adelaide Cottage, focusing on her recovery and has stepped back from her royal duties temporarily.

The decision on how to proceed with Prince Louis’s birthday photograph not only impacts royal tradition but also coincides with a personally demanding time for Kate as she manages her health and public expectations. The outcome of this decision will likely be observed with keen interest as it reflects both personal and public facets of royal life.

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