Princess Charlotte Beams in a New Portrait Marking Her Eighth Birthday
Photo: The Princess of Wales

Princess Charlotte Beams in a New Portrait Marking Her Eighth Birthday

To mark Princess Charlotte’s eighth birthday on 2 May, the Prince and Princess of Wales have shared a new photograph of the young royal. Taken by Kate in Windsor over this bank holiday weekend, the image shows a beaming Charlotte wearing a white floral dress as she relaxes in a wicker chair.

The Waleses have a tradition of releasing previously unseen portraits on special occasions, often taken by Kate, who is known for her love of photography. For Prince George’s ninth birthday last July, the couple shared a photograph of their eldest child on the beach, during the family’s summer holiday in the UK. Meanwhile, for Prince Louis’s fifth birthday last month, the royals posted a sweet snap of Prince Louis being pushed in a wheelbarrow by his mother, this time taken by photographer Millie Pilkington.

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It’s a busy few weeks for the family, with the Prince and Princess of Wales celebrating their 12th wedding anniversary on 29 April. The couple shared an informal photograph of themselves on bicycles to mark the occasion, with Kate wearing a white broderie anglaise blouse with jeans, and Prince William also off-duty in denim.

The Waleses will be seen in public again at the coronation of King Charles on May 6 at Westminster Abbey. During the ceremony, Prince George will be one of his grandfather’s four pages of honor, which will see him carrying the monarch’s robes. Expect plenty more photographs for the history books next weekend.