Princess Charlotte's Birthday Pictures Are the Cutest Royal Portraits Yet
It may feel like the world was blessed with little Princess Charlotte just yesterday, but the truth is, she's turning 5 years old and looking even cuter than you can imagine. To commemorate the milestone, Kensington Palace released a new set of photos and, naturally, Charlotte is perfectly poised and absolutely adorable.
The new snapshots were taken by Kate Middleton, as is the usual M.O. for the Cambridges. Kate hasn't been shy about her passion for photography and she's shot the kiddos for their birthday photos before, with Prince Louis's second birthday pics being her most recent masterpieces.
"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share four new photographs of Princess Charlotte ahead of her fifth birthday tomorrow," Kensington Palace captioned the photos, which were taken as the Cambridges helped prepare food packages for delivery. The palace's caption adds that the food was going to "isolated pensioners."
"The images were taken by The Duchess as the family helped to pack up and deliver food packages for isolated pensioners in the local area," it reads. While they're not the typical birthday snapshots, it's a peek into the royals' efforts to help the community during the coronavirus pandemic.
Though this royal birthday may be a little different due to the world's battle with COVID-19, Express reports that Charlotte will still have some festivities while her family is quarantining. Her big day will include a Zoom call so she can still connect with her friends and family.
"The family has arranged a Zoom party for her, so she can speak to family and friends, the queen included. Then, they have put together a full plan that will give her all the fun of a birthday — including cake and games — despite the extraordinary circumstances we are faced with," a source told the paper. "Her great-grandmother will be joining the family call on the big day. As far as Charlotte is concerned, the important part is that her whole family are by her side to say happy birthday. And you have to realize that she doesn’t know anything different — she’s grown up with tablets and video calls, so she won’t be fazed."
Charlotte isn't the only royal set to celebrate a birthday. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's son, Archie, has his first birthday in just a few days on May 6.