Princess Charlotte of Cambridge Turns Three!
Looks who’s a big girl now! Happy Birthday, Princess Charlotte!
The only daughter of Prince William, 35, and Duchess Kate, 36, celebrated her third birthday on May 2. And the mini princess has a lot to celebrate this year. The fourth in line to the throne just became a big sister to her new sibling Prince Louis nine days earlier.
Charlotte stole the hearts of the people last week when she arrived at St. Mary’s hospital with her father William and big brother George to meet her new little brother for the very first time.
The Princess walked up the steps of the hospital holding her father’s hand and confidently waiving to the bystanders waiting outside. The moment captured the essence of what this little girl is made of, a poised little lady that is growing up before her countries eyes.
With tradition, the Royal Couple usually releases a new photograph of their children to commemorate their birthdays but there has been no new photograph released of Charlotte to mark the occasion.
Royal expert Penny Juror weighed in on the reasoning William and Kate chose to not release a new picture of their daughter on her special day, “It is because they do not want to “overexpose" their three children to the public. William and Kate won’t want to overexpose their children. They have never been entirely conventional so I imagine they might release a photo in their own time, and it might be one Kate takes herself."
Juror went on to add, “A photo to commemorate the new baby’s birth is hardly excessive, however, and I would say, for historical purposes, it is important for there to be one.”
In celebration of Charlotte’s big day, Kensington Palace released a previously taken picture of the adorable princess that was captured by her mum Kate from her very first day of school back in January. The iconic picture is of Charlotte sitting on a set of steps ready to venture to her new school at The Willcocks Nursery. Charlotte is wearing a red coat with a pink backpack and her smile said it all, she was ready for her big day.
The palace wrote alongside the photo, “Wishing a happy birthday to Princess Charlotte-thank you all for your lovely messages!”
Charlotte is expected to be a flower girl at her Uncle Harry’s nuptials to Meghan Markle later this month. This won’t be the first time the Princess has been a flower girl, she was appointed the duty at her Aunt Pippa Middleton’s wedding last May.