God bless Kate for giving us some noodlemuffin content in these dark days! (And I appreciate he’s wearing a shirt we just revisited — in a larger size — on William.) This bebe is VERY VERY cute.
Also very cute, the London Zoo serenaded him with what is (per William), his (Louis’s, not William’s) favorite song:
Per the Zoo:
While majestic giraffes and white-naped mangabeys enjoyed breakfast, the keepers – who remain on site during the nationwide lockdown caring for the Zoo’s animals – delivered a wild performance of the young prince’s favourite song, to celebrate his special day (Thursday 23 April). ZSL London Zoo Chief Operating Officer Kathryn England said: “Along with the rest of the country we recently discovered that Happy Birthday is one of the prince’s favourite songs – so our zookeepers decided to celebrate his second birthday by singing it to him in front of a truly unique audience.” ZSL London Zoo’s animals are still being cared for by dedicated zookeepers while it is closed to visitors.
I feel like going to the zoo when it’s closed must be very peaceful. I would like to sit down and watch an elephant eating a giant stick or whatever right now.
This was also in the press release and I found it very interesting:
An iconic London landmark, ZSL London Zoo closed to the public on Saturday 21 March for the first time since World War Two, immediately offering up its car park to NHS key workers and sending packages of perishable food from its Terrace Restaurant to nearby hospitals. Nestled in the heart of Regent’s Park, the Zoo opened to scientists in 1828 and to the public in 1847. Pre-dating the invention of the telephone, it’s had six reigning monarchs as its Royal Patron, and survived two world wars – closing only briefly during WWII upon instruction from the government, before being re-opened to boost the morale of Londoners.
Give me a juicy book about the dramatic lives and romances of the early days of the London Zoo!
EDITED to add this, which I saw when I woke up:
Instagram Vs Reality
Thank you for your lovely messages on Prince Louis’s second birthday . pic.twitter.com/42IauvVpEB
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 23, 2020
I knew it! So cute.