Amidst all the speculation surrounding Meghan Markle’s due date and the imminent arrival of the royal baby, we almost missed another young royal’s birthday - that of the Prince William and Kate Middleton’s daughter, Princess Charlotte. The young princess, who was born on this day four years ago at London’s St Mary’s Hospital, is Prince William and Kate Middleton’s second child and only girl. She’s the Queen’s great-granddaughter and fourth in line to the throne.
Kensington Palace marked the occasion by releasing three exclusive snaps of the young royal, taken by her mother both at the Palace and at the family’s home in Norfolk. Pictured playing outdoors, in one image she wears a blue floral dress, and in the other two sports a grey cardigan and tartan skirt. The Duchess of Cambridge is often behind the lens on the family’s social media accounts, documenting her three children growing up, including adorable shots of Princess Charlotte’s first day at nursery school and Princess Charlotte cradling newborn baby brother Prince Louis.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share three new photographs
of Princess Charlotte ahead of her fourth birthday tomorrow.
The photographs were taken in April by The Duchess at Kensington Palace and at
their home in Norfolk. pic.twitter.com/skf95Z44EZ— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) 1 May 2019
The Duchess of Cambridge also released three portraits of one-year-old Prince Louis, taken by her, in honour of his birthday last week. When Princess Charlotte was born, Kate, rather than an official Kensington Palace photographer, took the newborn’s first official photographs, breaking longstanding royal tradition. She did so again last year with newborn Prince Louis.
Patron of the UK’s National Portrait Gallery, the Duchess of Cambridge’s penchant for photography led her to be named an honorary member of the Royal Photographic Society in 2017.
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