Happy birthday, Princess Charlotte! The second child of Kate Middleton and Prince William turned 1 years old on May 2 and we could not be more excited for the royal family to celebrate! We’re sure her big day will be BEYOND adorable.
Princess Charlotte is finally one! And in celebration of the newest addition to the royal family, HollywoodLife.com is taking a look back at her adorable life in pictures. From her first-ever royal family portrait, to her first ski trip with the fam, Charlotte has done quite a lot in the last 12 months. Join us in wishing the little princess a very happy birthday!
Princess Charlotte made headlines across the globe when her royal parents, Kate Middleton, 34, and Prince William, 33, introduced her to the world just hours after her birth on May 2. Kate officially gave birth at 8:34 a.m., and you better believe the public fell in love with the infant right away! Even Prince George, 2, couldn’t wait to meet his little sister! As a crowd of supporters gathered outside the hospital for the princess’ viewing, we were able to catch our first glimpse of the newborn and she was JUST as cute as we all imagined!
Kate even opted out of having a second nanny for George and Charlotte right away, and instead had her own mother, Carole Middleton, 61, care for her new baby — SO sweet! We love how Kate seems to have taken a very practical approach to raising her two children. Charlotte is one lucky little girl!
And finally, after much anticipation, baby Charlotte’s first-ever royal portrait was revealed on June 6. And honestly, it was even better than we could have imagined! The shot featured Prince George holding his sister while lovingly looking down at her — aw! At only five weeks old, the princess ALREADY looked completely regal dressed in all white. The royals even made history with this photoshoot as one pic showed Prince George giving his little sister a sweet kiss on the head. It was the first time a royal heir had ever been photographed kissing a younger sibling!
Princess Charlotte’s royal christening in July was also quite an affair as it was led by Queen Elizabeth II and filled with many royal traditions. For example, Charlotte wore a replica of the original satin and lace garment that was made for Queen Victoria‘s first child in 1841 — obviously she looked adorable!
Fast forwarding to November, a second royal portrait of the princess was revealed and this time we got to see Charlotte pictured all by herself! The cutie was wearing a floral print dress with a white frilled collar, a pink cardigan, and wool tights — SO precious!
Even cuter, when the royal family took a ski trip in March, little Charlotte tagged along, and boy did she look absolutely adorable all bundled up for the snow! The fam’s French Alps vacay seemed to be filled with amazing memories and we just love how they took a few photos of the fun to share with the public. We just know Charlotte’s second year will be even better than the last and we are so happy for the royal family on this very special day!
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Are you excited about Princess Charlotte’s birthday? Do you think we’ll see even more of her in her second year? Let us know your thoughts below, and be sure to leave birthday wishes for Charlotte, too!