Princess Charlotte Is Precious (& So Grown Up!) In New Photo Taken By Her Mom
Now this really is royally adorable. In honor of Princess Charlotte's second birthday on May 2, Kensington Palace just released a brand new photo of the little girl, taken by proud mom Kate Middleton herself. In the sweet pic, the tot looks so big already (and so much like Queen Elizabeth if you ask some). Where has the time gone?!
If you thought the little princess’ 1-year-old photo (and Christmas pictures) were cute, you’re in for a treat. How completely precious is she? And how long has her hair gotten?
For older brother George’s second birthday (the little cherub is now 3 and turns 4 this summer), Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge released a few photos of their cheeky boy, so hopefully there are more snaps of Charlotte to come. For now though we’ve got plenty to coo over with Charlotte’s adorable “bob” haircut and her sunny yellow sheep and Fair Isle cardigan — which, yes, immediately sold out after the portrait went public.
The photo was taken by the Duchess on the grounds of the royal family’s Norfolk home, Anmer Hall, and released by Kensington Palace on Instagram. In a statement, William and Kate thanked their supporters "for all of the lovely messages they have received" and said they "hope that everyone enjoys this photograph of Princess Charlotte as much as they do.”
Of course we do, guys.
Charlotte will celebrate her birthday at home “privately” with her family, according to reports. Between traveling the globe this year and gearing up to be a bridesmaid in her Aunt Pippa’s wedding in a few weeks, a low-key celebration sounds like a good idea!
In the last few years, we haven’t only seen George and Charlotte grow, we’ve watched both William and Kate evolve and mature as parents. Like many moms, the Duchess seems so much more confident and at ease as a mother than she did when she was leaving the hospital with baby George in that iconic blue and white polka dot dress. It's been such a beautiful journey to witness — and one every parent can relate to.
Happy Birthday, Princess Charlotte! How lucky you are to have been born into such a wonderful family — and how lucky they are to have you, too.
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