Happy birthday, Princess Charlotte!
In honor of Prince William and Duchess Kate’s daughter, who turned 6 years old on Sunday, Buckingham Palace released a new photo of the young princess on Saturday, taken over the weekend in Norfolk, England, of her mother.
The picture shows a smiling Charlotte in a blue floral dress with a button at the front with a Peter Pan collar, where her long hair is loose. She looks directly into Kate’s camera.
Charlotte Elizabeth Diana is the middle child and only daughter of Prince William and Duchess Kate. Her younger brother, Prince Louis, turned 3 on April 23, and her older brother, Prince George, turned 8 on July 22.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have each year released photos of their children on their birthdays, a tradition that started with their firstborn Prince George. Typically, Kate cuts the pictures of the kiddos.
Royal fans may not often see pictures of the Cambridge children outside of their birthdays, Christmas and other important events, but admirers have seen more of the little royals lately.
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The official Instagram account of the British royal family shared a rare photo of Prince Philip, who died at the age of 99 last month, and Queen Elizabeth II with seven of their 10 great-grandchildren, including the Cambridge children.
According to the caption, the photo was taken by Duchess Kate in 2018 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.
In March, the official @KensingtonRoyal Instagram account also shared photos of George, Charlotte and Louis’ hand-decorated card for “Granny Diana” on Mother’s Day in Britain’s Charlotte card, which had a rainbow-colored heart and several flower clusters, read: “I’m thinking of you on Mother’s Day. I love you very much. Daddy misses you. “
As the daughter of a direct heir to the throne (Prince William is second in line, Prince Charles is first in line), Charlotte received the princess title at the birth of the Queen. She is fourth in the throne behind her brother George.
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In her few public appearances, Charlotte has proven to be a naughty child – she stuck her tongue out for photographers at a summer lust race in 2019 – and got an early grip on the royal wave.
Contributions: Cydney Henderson, Maria Puente and Kim Willis
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