Princess Charlotte poses for mom Kate in newly released photos

The last time the public saw Princess Charlotte, she was nestled in the arms of the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, at her christening earlier this year. Now, Prince William and Kate's little treasure is ready for her close-up, posing for a collection of photographs shot by a very special photographer, her mother.


Prince William and Kate shared new pictures of their adorable baby girl on Nov. 29.

With Kate's thick, dark hair, big blue eyes and long dark lashes, Charlotte looks more grown-up as she is seen for the first time since we last saw her in July.

The pretty little princess is dressed in a delicately patterned floral dress with frilly collar, a pink cardigan and pale-pink tights.

Princess Charlotte playing with a cuddly toy dog.

The charming photos were released as six-month-old Charlotte can look forward to spending her first Christmas with big brother Prince George.

As the Duke of Cambridge recently commented on a trip to Cambridge University, she looks very "ladylike."

Princess Charlotte was last seen in July at her christening.

Kate captured the images at the family's country home, Anmer Hall, in Norfolk. A keen photographer, Kate took the candid snaps herself rather than ask a professional, just as she did shortly after Charlotte's birth in April.

A source close to the royal couple said, "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 about her children recently, Kate said that both George, 2, and six-month-old Charlotte were "doing really well."

This will be Prince George and Princess Charlotte's first Christmas together.

Chatting at a charity event, she revealed that George loves helicopters and is looking forward to the festive season. "George will be starting to talk about Christmas soon," she said. "Charlotte is getting bigger and getting on well with her noisy big brother."

As the royal siblings get older it seems they are both developing distinctly different personalities. The Duke of Cambridge recently told how his son is "lively" while his daughter is "ladylike."

He made similar comments soon after Charlotte's birth, when he 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."

Princess Charlotte will be seven months old on Dec. 2.

Like any toddler, George appears to love chasing pigeons. Kate has told how, on a visit to the Natural History Museum, her son was more interested in the birds outside than the exhibits. She also revealed that he loves insects – especially ladybugs.

Meanwhile, Charlotte appears to be every bit as angelic as she looks, with Prince Charles confiding that she was already sleeping through the night at just two months old.

As William and Kate strive to give their children as normal an upbringing as possible, they have made 10-bedroom Anmer Hall, which lies on the Queen's Sandringham estate, their main home.

Kate recently told members of a Scout group that she wanted to sign George up for the Scouts and Charlotte for the Rainbows, the youngest Girl Guide group.

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