Princess Charlotte’s first portraits have been released by Kensington Palace. The photos were taken by the Duchess of Cambridge at Anmer Hall. The four images were taken in mid-May, when Charlotte was around a fortnight old. She is photographed being held by brother Prince George who looks very happy to be with his younger sibling, even giving her a kiss on the forehead in one of the pictures. Prince George looks very smart in a white shirt, collar and cuffs with blue highlighting, the slightly nautical look finished with matching blue shorts and socks. Charlotte is seen in a white romper suit with a knitted sweater over the top to keep her warm.
Kensington Palace said the pictures were being released to say a thank you for all the good wishes and support the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had received following Princess Charlotte’s birth on May 2. “There was a very warm public response when Princess Charlotte was born, which was very much appreciated by the Duke and Duchess. And so they wanted to share these photographs with the public.” As a keen photographer Kate will also have been pleased that her efforts have been widely praised, a much more professional set than the first photo released of Prince George taken by Michael Middleton, which was really just a family snapshot. The latest set are much more in the tradition of royal portraiture and show the Cambridge’s two children at their most charming and innocent.