Those chubby little cheeks! Princess Charlotte is set to celebrate her first birthday on Monday, May 2, and the tiny royal will have a premiere photographer on hand to capture the monumental day: her mom, the Duchess of Cambridge.
In a series of newly released photographs of Charlotte, taken by Kate, 34, Kensington Palace’s youngest resident proves that she’s grown up a lot over the last year.
“The duke and duchess are very happy to be able to share these important family moments and hope that everyone enjoys these lovely photos as much as they do,” the palace tells Us in a statement.
The fashionable tot wears two different tiny knit cardigans in the photos — one cream and one pink — over matching baby blue and baby pink dresses and tights by Amaia, a Spanish clothing line for kids. She even wears a little bow in her carefully brushed hair.
In one image, she shows off her large doe eyes as she scrambles over a wicker chair; two others show the tot standing upright and smiling excitedly while doing it.
One photo, taken in the garden, has the family dog, Lupo, playing on the grass in the background as she pushes along a handmade baby walker full of colorful blocks, retailing at £49 from the Toy Centre in Oxfordshire.
The images were all taken by the duchess at the royal couple’s Anmer home in Norfolk.
Last month, it was Charlotte’s older brother, Prince George, who was getting all the attention after he greeted President Barack and Michelle Obama in a monogrammed bathrobe during their visit to the palace.
His $39 personalized bathrobe, from online retailer My 1st Years, sold out within minutes of the photos being released.
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