Kensington Palace has released the first official photographs of Princess Charlotte. And guess who took them? Proud new mum, the Duchess of Cambridge. In a break with Royal protocol - first portraits of Royalty are usually commissioned by professional photographers - the snaps were taken by the Duchess.
The Daily Mail reports:
"Following on from the first snapshot of Prince George released by Kensington Palace which was captured by his grandfather, Michael Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge has decided to break with tradition again by stepping behind the lens. The set of four ‘charming’ snaps of Charlotte, now a month old, were shot around two weeks ago at Anmer Hall, the Cambridge’s ten-bedroom country home in Norfolk, and feature the little princess with her big brother, who turns two in July."
Kensington Palace posted a 'teaser' on the Royal Twitter account earlier in the day, which read:
"We'll be posting a very special photo of Prince George & his little sister Princess Charlotte late tonight. Can't wait to share it with you!"
And here it is! Pretty darn cute, no?
Princess Charlotte's christening will take place on Sunday, July 5 at St Mary Magdalene Church on the Queen’s Sandringham estate, which is where Princess Diana was baptised as a baby.
Image credit: HRH The Duchess of Cambridge/@KensingtonRoyal