Royal fans have been excitedly awaiting their next glimpse of Princess Charlotte, one that Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, happily treated them to over the weekend. The two sweet photos of the six-month-old royal, taken by hands-on mom Kate, show just how much Charlotte has grown since she was born in the spring.
Just as William has described his daughter, Charlotte looks very ladylike as she sits upright in a green and yellow armchair. The baby looks every bit a princess in a delicately patterned Liberty-print dress under a pink cashmere cardigan. Her pale-pink tights are from Amaia Kids, one of Kate's go-to labels for her children.
In the second shot the little one can be seen smiling and giggling at her toy dog. The toy is the washable Fuddlewuddle puppy, costing $34 from British company Jellycat. Smaller and larger versions are on sale from $22 to $60.
Jellycat was started by brothers William and Thomas Gatacre in 1999. William was delighted to see that the cuddly dog is in the royal toy box, confirming, "That's our Fuddlewuddle puppy. The pictures look lovely."
The photos were taken at the family's country home Amner Hall, in Norfolk and released on Kensington Palace's social media pages.
A statement from the palace said, "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to be able to share two new photographs of Princess Charlotte…They were taken by the duchess in early November at their home in Norfolk."
"The duke and duchess continue to receive warm messages about Princess Charlotte from all around the world and they hope that everyone enjoys these lovely photos as much as they do."
Speaking recently about Charlotte, William said, "It has been fantastic and she has been a little joy of heaven. But at the same time it is more responsibility, looking after two little ones, especially when George is around. He’s a little monkey."
"But it is fantastic having a lovely little family and I am so thrilled. And Catherine has been doing an amazing job as a mother and I'm very proud of her."