Exclusive: Princess Charlotte made her solo portrait debut in a $42 dress

Princess Charlotte is following nicely in her style-icon mom's shoes at just seven months old, with the Duchess of Cambridge passing her propensity for making retail brands look luxurious on to her daughter. The cherubic young royal melted hearts around the world in her first official solo portraits, where she was dressed in a reasonably priced $42 dress.

After searching high and low, HELLO! Online has exclusively learned that the dress comes from the winter collection of m&h – a Spanish brand that specializes in baby and children's clothing.

It is thought that Charlotte and Prince George's Spanish nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo, bought the dress in the city of Valladolid, in northwestern Spain.

TAP TO VIEW FULL GALLERY HELLO! Online has exclusively learned that Princess Charlotte is wearing a $42 dress from Spanish brand m&h.

Margarita Pato Cid set up her family business in Valladolid and has since opened two branches in Madrid and another in Valencia. All of her shops are in Spain.

"A lot of people ask why I don't open a store in London," Margarita told HELLO! Online. "A lot of my stock is bought for children in London."

Charlotte's Spanish nanny Maria is thought to have bought the dress.

Several customers from the nearby town of Palencia travel to Valladolid to visit the store, and as royal nanny Maria comes from Palencia, it is thought that she bought the dress for little Charlotte.

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When the royal tot left the hospital in May with her proud parents Kate and Prince William, Charlotte wore a hat by Spanish designer Irulea that her nanny had bought.

TAP HERE TO VIEW GALLERYThe dress comes from the brand's winter collection and is handmade in Spain.

Each piece of m&h clothing is made by hand, using fabric from Spain. Shop owner Margarita revealed that she only makes a few pieces of each item, so Charlotte's dress is almost one-of-a-kind.

As for her pink cashmere cardigan, it is not yet known who designed it, but Kate seems to have taken inspiration from the Spanish shop, which sells the dress with a matching knitted cardigan.

"A lot of my stock is bought for children in London," said shop owner Margarita Pato Cid.

The photos of the princess were released on Sunday by Kensington Palace. Rather than turning to a professional photographer, creative Kate captured the sweet shots of her daughter and released them as a thank-you to royal fans and the media.

Just as William has described his daughter, Charlotte looks very "ladylike" as she sits upright in a green and yellow armchair. Her pale-pink tights are from Amaia Kids, one of Kate's go-to labels for her children.

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