Princess Charlotte turns one—and we've got new photos of the royal cutie

William and Kate have released new photos of their sweet little girl—who isn't so little anymore.

Photo: Kensington Palace (Via Twitter)
Photo: Kensington Palace (Via Twitter)

Guess who’s one?

Princess Charlotte celebrates her first birthday on May 2, and William and Kate have of course shared new pics of their cutie. Look how sassy she is! And she looks to really enjoy the book, The Wheels on the Bus.

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Photo: Kensington Palace (Via Twitter)

There are four adorable new photos of the little royal cutie at home in Norfolk. The picture were taken by Kate, who you’ll remember took the first photos of Charlotte that were released when she was a few weeks old.

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Photo: Kensington Palace (Via Twitter)

Whatchu looking at?

She looks SO much like George. Anyone else see it? And I love the little bow. So cute! Her hair has gotten so long and blonde—just like daddy.

Photo: Kensington Palace (Via Twitter)
Photo: Kensington Palace (Via Twitter)

And look who’s walking! You go, Charlotte. If you look closely you can see the Cambridge’s dog, Lupo, in the background.

The little royal cutie isn’t even one and she already has a defined style—well, Kate does for her. She likes pretty smock dresses with ruffled necklines, which she pairs with matching tights and sweaters. So cute.

Prince George Pieces, a website dedicated to the fashions of George and Charlotte, has confirmed that Charlotte’s blue dress is by m&h (she’s worn the Spanish company’s dresses in all her other official photos). Her pink sweater is also m&h and the ivory cardigan is Olivier Baby. Her navy shoes are by Early Days and her pink and blue bows, as well as her tights are by Amaia kids.

Charlotte is spending her big day with family—mum, dad, George, the Middletons and Charles and Camilla. Uncle Harry is missing her birthday because he’s in Toronto (!!!) launching the 2017 Invictus Games (side note: If you’re reading this Harry, let’s grab lunch while you’re in town). Charlotte will also make a special visit to see her Gan-Gan, the Queen.

We won’t see any pictures of Charlotte’s birthday party (William and Kate are fiercely private of their kids) so we have to enjoy these cute pics.

You’ll remember George’s first birthday pictures were similarly informal—just George exploring the world. George, in a pair of adorable Petit Bateau overalls, got to check out the butterfly exhibit with his parents at the History Museum. I do wish we got to see Wills and Kate in these photos. Or George.

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It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since we got our first glimpse of Charlotte. Kate, looking amazing in a Jenny Packham dress, held Charlotte, who at the time was just the Princess of Cambridge (her name was announced two days later). Little Charlotte slept through her big public debut, blissfully unaware of the frenzy she caused around the world. Everyone wanted a glimpse of the Princess—and wanted to know where she got her sweet bonnet (it was from Spanish boutique Irulea and a gift from her nanny). Just hours old and already a fashion icon.

Since then we’ve learned a few things about Charlotte. William describes her as very “ladylike.” And he revealed that she was already walking at 11 months. And best of all, she’s quite a good football player. Hey, she doesn’t have to be Queen, so she can totally be a footballer.

We hope Charlotte has a great first birthday—though I’m sure William and Kate are the ones really enjoying it. And George probably appreciates all the cake. Take a look back at Charlotte’s cutest moments—the picture with the stuffed dog is my personal favourite. We can’t wait to see more of this little cutie.

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Read more:
Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s sweetest sibling moments
William and Kate’s sweetest parenting moments

 

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