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Prince Louis’s 2nd Birthday: Singing, Zoom Chats & a Homemade Cake from Kate Middleton

It’s no secret that Prince William and Kate Middleton are now Zoom experts, thanks to their abundant group video chats. Their new virtual skill will likely come in handy in the near future, since we expect them to plan an at-home birthday party for their youngest son, Prince Louis.

You see, Prince Louis turns 2 years old on April 23. Since we highly doubt social distancing restrictions will be lifted by, well, tomorrow, we have a pretty good idea about how the Cambridge family will celebrate the royal’s special day.

The birthday festivities will take place at the couple’s country estate in Sandringham (aka Anmer Hall), which is where Prince William, Middleton and their three children—Prince George (6), Princess Charlotte (4) and Prince Louis (duh)—have been self-isolating.

We don’t know much about the itinerary, but we hope they’re preparing multiple renditions of “Happy Birthday,” since it’s Prince Louis’s favorite song. Other activities might include a group video chat with the royal family. During an interview with BBC, the Duke of Cambridge confirmed that it’s how they stay connected. 

“We’ve been talking to all the family online. And it’s been a really good way of keeping in touch and seeing each other,” Prince William said. Potential invitees include Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, Camilla Parker Bowles and—dare we say—Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

As for the dessert, we expect Middleton to take on the role of chef. The Duchess of Cambridge previously revealed that she has an annual tradition where she stays up late on the eve of her children’s birthdays, so they can wake up to a homemade cake.

“I love making the cake,” she said. “It’s become a bit of a tradition that I stay up ’til midnight with ridiculous amounts of cake mix and icing, and I make far too much. But I love it.”

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