While we’re all sitting here holding our breaths waiting for baby Sussex to come along, another royal baby has gone ahead and become a big girl! Princess Charlotte turns four today—four!—and to honour the big day, her parents Duchess Kate and Prince William have released a series of photos for us all to ooh and ahh over.
Absolutely gorgeous. Could she look any more like her dad and great-grandmum, Queen Elizabeth? But the real question: How the heck has she grown up so fast?
While the first two photos were posed, little Lottie couldn’t be contained and her smile is absolutely infectious in this one where she’s showing off her playful side.
The photos, all taken by Kate, were shot on the grounds of both Kensington Palace and Anmer Hall, the Cambridges’ place in Norfolk. It’s the second time in a week that the Duchess has shown off her photographer skills. Her recent snaps of baby Louis — in honour of his first birthday on April 23 — were also posted on Instagram, and they obviously don’t need to hire a professional. Kate has a gift when it comes to photography. Though perhaps it’s not so much the person holding the smartphone but, rather, the subjects, who make the pics look so good. Just saying.
Now, maybe it’s just us, but we’re kind of really hoping another royal baby shows up today. How cute would that be, to have the cousins share a special day? Double the birthday celebrations? Yes, please! We’re giddy just thinking about it. But for now, let’s let Charlotte have her day. Happy birthday, Lottie!
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Thank you for the lovely messages for Princess Charlotte’s fourth birthday! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share three new photographs of Princess Charlotte ahead of her fourth birthday. The photographs were taken in April by The Duchess at Kensington Palace and at their home in Norfolk.