Princess Charlotte is set to celebrate her first birthday tomorrow and to mark the occasion Kensington Palace have released four new pictures of the youngest member of the royal family.
In one of the pictures Charlotte, wearing a little pink cardigan with a matching pink bow in her hair, can be seen pushing her walker across a lawn.
In another she gazes thoughtfully at the camera and appears relaxed and happy – perhaps because her mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, was the one behind the lens.
A third photograph shows her leaning on a wooden chair, this time wearing a cream cardigan over a blue dress with a blue ribbon clip in her hair and the final photograph shows Charlotte’s startling resemblance to George as she clambers on a wicker chair, playfully glancing back towards the camera.
The royals released the images this morning on their Twitter account and said: ‘The Duke and Duchess are delighted to share new photographs of Princess Charlotte. The Duchess took these pictures of her daughter in April at their home in Norfolk.
‘The Duke and Duchess are happy to be able to share these family moments, ahead of their daughter’s first birthday. We hope that everyone enjoys these lovely photos as much as we do.’
The young royal was first introduced to the public on the day she was born, May 2 2015, and like her older brother the images of the tiny infant were captured by the world’s media.
But Charlotte’s privacy has been carefully guarded by the Cambridges and in the past year she has only been seen in public on one other occasion – her christening.
On that day her cheeky big brother George stole the limelight by standing on tiptoe to peer into her pram and chatting to the Queen, who bent down to speak to her great-grandson.
Since then Charlotte has only been seen in a handful of pictures released to mark events like six months after her birth, her first Christmas and most recently in a group picture with the Queen’s other great-grandchildren and youngest grandchildren to mark the monarch’s 90th birthday.
Despite appearing in a few official photographs the clothes Charlotte wears have attracted huge attention on social media.
Lauren Greene and Chrissy Diaz blog about the clothes the young Princess and her brother George wear on their website princegeorgepieces.com – providing information for the growing legion of fans of William and Kate’s children.