One convinces with his artistic talent, the other spreads a good mood with his appearance: At Christmas time, public attention is focused on the little British princes George and Louis. In particular, the eldest offspring of William and Kate triggers enthusiasm.

Britain’s Prince George has shown his artistic talent with a picture of a reindeer he painted himself. The official account of his parents, heir to the throne Prince William and Princess Kate, tweeted the painting. “Merry Christmas!” It said – along with the note: “painted by George”. By the afternoon, tens of thousands of users had already liked the post. It shows a reindeer from the front, with a snowblot on its snout and a robin on its antlers and shoulder.

“The kid has talent,” wrote one user. Media commented that the future monarch may have inherited his talent from grandfather King Charles III. inherited. “The painting runs in the Royal Family,” reported the PA news agency. 79 watercolors of the head of state were recently exhibited in London. In October, Bonhams auction house auctioned a print of a painting by Charles for more than £5,700 (€6,400). The king once said that he found painting so relaxing that it transported him “to another dimension”.

Nine-year-old George’s younger brother, Prince Louis, also caused excitement over the weekend. The four-year-old attended the Royals’ Christmas Day celebrations at Sandringham for the first time, also showing off to the photographers and cameramen en route to the service. Already at the platinum throne jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, which was celebrated in June, Prince Louis was the secret star of the royal family. With his gestures and grimaces he stole the show from his famous relatives.

The youngest son of Prince William and Princess Kate was a little calmer in Sandringham. Along with his parents, his brother Prince George, his seven-year-old sister Princess Charlotte and grandfather King Charles III. and king consort Camilla, he led the ranks of high-ranking royals.

Although he had never taken part in a royal Christmas walk before, Louis expertly flashed a big smile for photographers. After the service, the four-year-old picked up a small Christmas present from a Royal fan along the way. Prince Louis appeared at Sandringham in a dark coat and shorts traditionally worn by young royals up to the age of eight. Charlotte came in a burgundy coat, George in a suit and tie.

(This article was first published on Sunday, December 25, 2022.)