Kate Middleton Shared an Outtake from Princess Charlotte's Fifth Birthday Photoshoot
In the new portrait taken by the duchess, Charlotte — who officially turns five years old today (May 2) — is holding a bag of the homemade pasta she helped deliver to the elderly near Anmer Hall amid the coronavirus pandemic. Spotted in the same ruffled houndstooth dress she wore in the other photos, the young royal switched up her poses, and focused her gaze downward.
"Thank you for all your lovely messages on Princess Charlotte’s fifth birthday!" reads the caption. "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share a new photograph of Princess Charlotte."
Previous snapshots show Charlotte sweetly sorting the packages of pasta (which she and Kate made the day before) and knocking on a neighbor's door to drop off the delivery. “The photographs were taken in April by the Duchess on the Sandringham estate, where the family helped to pack up and deliver food packages for isolated pensioners," the Palace previously revealed.
This year, plans for Princess Charlotte's special day will be more low-key than usual. As she social-distances with her parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and brothers, George and Louis, the five-year-old reportedly will celebrate with other members of the royal family (including Queen Elizabeth) over video chat.
Even in quarantine, something tells us Charlotte's party will be one for the books.