Adorable photos of Princess Charlotte on the occasion of her fourth birthday.
The pictures were taken by proud mother Kate at Kensington Palace. The little princess, who is fourth in line to the throne, celebrates her big day on Thursday, May 2.
In the first picture, Charlotte is wearing a pretty summer dress and blue trainers as she sits in the grounds of Kensington Palace.
For one of the other snaps, the Queen’s great-granddaughter wears a pretty blue dress with Peter Pan collar. The outfit with collars has become the style signature for the beautiful young royal.
Kate always dresses Princess Charlotte in almost identical baby blue smocks to avoid causing a ‘fashion frenzy’ over what the baby girl wears.
In the other two images, the princess is playing at the Cambridge’ home of Anmer Hall in Norfolk, wearing a grey cardigan, an Irula plaid skirt, and tights, with her hair up in a ponytail.
Previously the young royal shared the camera with her younger brother, Prince Louis, for her birthday photos, holding her younger sibling, who was days old at the time.
William is the eldest son of Princess Diana and Prince Charles of Wales and is the next in line to the British throne after his father. On April 29, 2011, he married his college sweetheart, Kate Middleton, at Westminster Abbey.