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Princess Charlotte ~ A Birthday Girl Like No Other

In May 2015, we and the rest of the world welcomed a little Princess into the Cambridge household!
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The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to Princess Charlotte at the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital on the 2nd May 2015 and on the same day, she came on to the steps of the Lindo Wing and a new British Princess was shown to the waiting media and of course to those royal watchers who had waited and waited and waited…

The Duchess Cambridge is known for her interest in photography and is Patron of the Royal Photographic Society. The Duchess is known for taking official photographs of her children and Saturday’s occasion was no different. The Duchess took Princess Charlotte’s 5th birthday pictures while the Cambridge’s were delivering food parcels to pensioners near the Sandringham Estate.

Since the coronavirus lockdown, William, Catherine and family have been in isolation at Anmer Hall on the Sandringham Estate and have been keeping the morale of the country high with new initiatives and conducting official engagements via video calls and telephone.
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The entire family were out delivering food parcels for pensioners, though The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis made sure to adhere to social distancing in line with regulations, but they just had to say hello to those in need.

One picture shows the Princess picking up parcels of homemade pasta, while another shows her looking directly at her mother’s camera, a hint of the feistiness we know and can’t help but want to emulate. The resemblance is uncanny to Lady Sarah Chatto, Princess Margaret’s only daughter and the Her Majesty the Queen’s niece, who celebrated her birthday just a day before Charlotte.

Not so little anymore, the Princess turned 5 years old on Saturday and since her debut at the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital, she has been tugging at our hearts in the most adorable and heartfelt ways. From her first pictures with her older brother Prince George, to her first appearance at Trooping the Colour – the official birthday celebrations of her great-grandmother The Queen – to Christmas photos and a brilliant photo of her hugging and kissing her younger brother, Prince Louis, showing a protectiveness and affection not normally seen in public by The Royal Family.
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Princess Charlotte is fourth in line to the British throne and this is significant as she remains the only British Royal Princess not to be displaced by her brother and retains her place in the line of succession due to the changes made to the Succession to the Crown Act 2013.

It’s a first, and therefore remains a part of the character of a Princess who embraces royal life and doesn’t mind doing it her way. Charlotte is already showing an independent and, might I say mischievous, outlook. From her antics at various polo matches to the manner in which she greeted foreign dignitaries in Berlin, Charlotte appears comfortable on the high ground of red carpets on royal tours and receiving posies from admirers in Sandringham. Even on the Buckingham Palace balcony, surrounded by senior members of The Royal Family, Charlotte is the star of the show.

It’s a testament both to her parents upbringing as the Cambridge’s steer the ship of the Monarchy forward into the future. Though in complete contrast to formal photography and images of the past royal childhoods, the life of the Cambridge children compliments a bright future for the Monarchy.
One thing is for sure, Charlotte and her siblings promise a continuity of modernisation for the British Monarchy and a continuation of tradition and splendour we have become accustomed to.
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Here are many happy returns and more birthdays filled with mischief and full of laughter until your sides ache and you can laugh no more.

And to you hopping and skipping with uncontrollable happiness from here to the rainbow and back.

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