Princess Charlotte is all grown up!
Kate Middleton and Prince William's daughter looks royally adorable in new portraits Kensington Palace released on May 2 [U.K. time], in honor of her seventh birthday. In the photos, taken by the Duchess of Cambridge this weekend, the little girl is seen smiling while sitting near bluebells on the grass in Norfolk, England, where the family lives.
In one pic, she cuddles their pet cocker spaniel, Orla, who was gifted by Kate's brother James Middleton more than a year ago following the death of the Cambridges' beloved dog Lupo in late 2020.
Charlotte is wearing a blue sweater over a white, polka dot, collared shirt, paired with navy pants. She is also missing a bottom baby tooth.
The family typically releases portraits for their kids on their birthdays, photographed by Kate, who also bakes their cakes.
"I love making the [birthday[ cake," Kate said on the BBC special Mary Berry's A Berry Royal Christmas last year. "It's become a bit of a tradition that I stay up 'til midnight with ridiculous amounts of cake mix and icing and I make far too much. But I love it."
Last year, Charlotte celebrated her sixth birthday at a small family gathering, also held at the Cambridges' Norfolk country home.
Charlotte turned 7 two weeks after she and George attended the royal family's annual Easter Sunday church service for the first time. The princess and her mom twinned in corresponding light