Brace yourselves, because you're about to be overloaded with cuteness. Kensington Palace just released three new photos of Princess Charlotte for her fourth birthday — and she has grown up so quickly. As we revel in seeing the princess looking absolutely adorable, we can't help but wonder: Where have the last four years gone?
Much like the new photos of Prince Louis released in April, these photos were again taken by keen photographer and queen-consort-to-be Kate Middleton, and she's wowed us once again with this stunning set.
Taken at Kensington Palace, the first picture shows the Princess wearing a gorgeous smock floral dress designed by British children's clothing brand Trotters.
Another two pictures taken at the royal's home in Norfolk show Charlotte looking gorgeous in a tartan skirt designed by Amaia Kids. In the snaps, she's seen sitting on a fence and running through the garden with a daffodil in hand.
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Thank you for the lovely messages for Princess Charlotte’s fourth birthday! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share three new photographs of Princess Charlotte ahead of her fourth birthday. The photographs were taken in April by The Duchess at Kensington Palace and at their home in Norfolk.
The designer of the blue floral dress told Hello! that she was thrilled to see the young royal dressed in Trotters. "It is thrilling for a small family business like Trotters to receive such fabulous support," she said.
The new pictures were shared on Kensington Royal's Instagram account, along with the caption, "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share three new photographs of Princess Charlotte ahead of her fourth birthday."
In another post with one of the gorgeous new snaps, the Palace wrote, "Thank you for the lovely messages for Princess Charlotte's fourth birthday!"
And indeed, each picture received a flood of comments from well wishers, with many commenting on Charlotte's likeness to other royals.
"She looks like Queen Elizabeth," wrote one fan. While another said, "Spitting image of William."
Princess Charlotte has had a fun-filled year after being a bridesmaid in two big royal weddings — Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's in May 2018, as well and Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's wedding in October. On both occasions, the young princess charmed the masses with her shy waves to the crowd, always sticking close to mom Kate's side.
And with another royal baby due to arrive any day now as Meghan and Prince Harry prepare to welcome their first child, it looks like the adorable pictures are set to just keep on coming. Stay tuned — we'll be on hand to share the cuteness!
This article originally appeared on our sister site, Now to Love.