Photo of Kate Middleton and Prince Louis at the anniversary celebrations ahead of the award

A family like in a picture book!

Kate Middleton and her youngest son, Prince Louis, are two of the subjects of the photos nominated for the award IMAGO Photo of the Year.

The award features the iconic snap of the little prince, 5, slapping the hand on the mouth of the Princess of Wales at the Platinum Jubilee competition in June 2022.

In fact, nine of the 20 finalist photos feature multiple members of the royal family.

Another shot seen in the competition shows Louis screaming as he covered his ears while the late Queen Elizabeth looks on at the centenary celebrations.

A photo showed the monarch, who died in September 2022 at the age of 96, at her last public appearance.

She was photographed at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 6, 2022 to welcome Liz Truss as the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

A separate snap was of the Sovereign’s funeral at Westminster Abbey last year.

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Prince Louis covers his mother Kate Middleton’s mouth as they compete in the platinum competition last summer. The photo is worth it.
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Another photo showed King Charles through a red box shortly after he was proclaimed the new monarch following the death of his mother.

People have until September 5th to vote for their favorite picture and the winners will be announced on October 15th.

Photographer Samir Hussein is one of the finalists and expressed his delight at being a contender for one of his photos X (formerly known as Twitter) earlier this week.

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The late Queen Elizabeth waits in the drawing room before receiving Liz Truss for an audience in September 2022 in Balmoral, Scotland.

“I am delighted that my photo of the Queen and Prince Louis has been nominated for Photo of the Year at the Picture Editor Awards. It’s a real honor to be recognized amidst such stunning images. The winner will be chosen by the public and I would greatly appreciate a vote,” he wrote.

The photographer had filmed the image of Louis crying next to his great-grandmother on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to mark the anniversary.

Louis has been one of fan-favorite royals in recent years, known for pulling funny faces in front of the cameras and basically being the center of attention at the party.

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Prince Louis covers his ears as he stands next to the late Queen Elizabeth to watch a special flyby from the balcony of Buckingham Palace after the Queen’s Birthday Parade in June 2022.
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His antics have been featured at several engagements, including last year Trooping the Color parade and more.

the guy is currently fourth in line to the throne He ascended the British throne after his father Prince William and his two older siblings George (10) and Charlotte (8).

Royal expert Ingrid Seward recently said the sun that Louis “enjoys the perks and privileges of his position—plus the luxuries—without the hassle and responsibility of ever being king himself.”

Caroline Bleakley

Caroline Bleakley is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Caroline Bleakley joined USTimeToday in 2022 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with Caroline Bleakley by emailing

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