By Stacey Leasca
May 21, 2019
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Being the baby in a family is a tough job. After all, as a kid you’re never allowed to stay up as late as your siblings, you never get the best slice of pizza, and you always have to wear hand-me-downs. And that last part is true, even if you’re a royal.

Earlier this week, Prince William and Kate Middleton released a few seriously adorable photos of their children playing in a garden designed by Middleton for the Chelsea Flower Show. In the series of photos, all three of their children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, frolic and play just as any kid should.

But, it’s one photo of Prince Louis that’s grabbing all the attention.

In the snap, Prince Louis runs toward the camera holding a hazel stick. In the caption, Kensington Palace explained, “Over the past months, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis have helped The Duchess gather moss, leaves, and twigs to help decorate @The_RHS Back to Nature Garden. Hazel sticks collected by the family were also used to make the garden’s den.”

The tot looked adorable in his blue sweater and red seersucker shorts. But, true royal fans were quick to note that they’ve seen those shorts before. But, not on Louis.

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According to Entertainment Tonight, the red shorts actually first belonged to Prince George, who wore them way back in 2014 while on tour in Australia with his parents. At the time, the shorts reportedly sold out in 24 hours, according to Entertainment Tonight. Even Princess Charlotte was spotted wearing either that exact pair or a similar one back 2016.

But really, as any mom can tell you, those kids clothes get expensive. Especially since they grow out of them so fast. And, it’s nice to know that even royals appreciate stretching their dollar when it comes to their kids.

Speaking of the kids, in another Instagram update, Kensington Palace shared a rare video of the three children as they ran through their mom’s creation.

“I really feel that nature and being interactive outdoors has huge benefits on our physical and mental wellbeing, particularly for young kiddies,” Middleton explained of what inspired her creation in the update. “I really hope that this woodland that we have created, in a huge collaboration here really inspires families, kids and communities to get outside, enjoy nature and the outdoors and spend quality time together.”

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