Charlotte: Portrait of a Princess

Born on 2 May 2015, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s middle child is already a force to be reckoned with

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Little Charlotte Elizabeth Diana not only looks very much like her great-grandmother the Queen, she has also inherited her confidence and charisma.

While she’s outnumbered by her brothers, George and Louis, middle child Charlotte is very firmly “in charge” at home. In fact, she looks after both boys, say her relatives.

Her arrival shook up the line of succession to the throne, because the law was changed to allow female children to take their place ahead of younger brothers. It also gave her parents a new perspective on family life. “Having a daughter is a very different dynamic,” said Prince William. 

Charlotte’s early years were spent at the Cambridges’ country home, Anmer Hall in Norfolk. She made her Buckingham Palace balcony debut aged one in June 2016 – showing off her first royal wave. Then in September, she joined George and their parents in Canada on their first official tour as a family of four. Her second came the following year on a trip to Poland and Germany. On landing in Berlin, the Princess dipped into a curtsy and sweetly accepted a miniature posy of flowers, proving she’s a natural at royal duties.

Charlotte, who is known affectionately as Lottie, certainly has a habit of stealing the show on public occasions. Soon after her third birthday, when she was acting as a flower girl at the wedding of Harry and Meghan, she was pictured poking her tongue out as she arrived at church.

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Her mischievous streak emerged once again at little brother Louis’s christening in 2018, when she told the press photographers: “You’re not coming in!”

Like many young girls, Charlotte loves unicorns and the colour pink and has taken up ballet, following in the footsteps of her grandmother Princess Diana. As well as this, she has a natural aptitude for sports, including football, swimming and tennis. Adding to the list, her mum has revealed: “She is really into gymnastics.” 

Like her brothers, the little Princess spends plenty of time outdoors, cycling, playing on the beach and catching up with their cousins. Her parents have encouraged the kids' interest in nature. One proof of this is a lovely photo they released, showing Charlotte gently cradling a butterfly. But it's not just the prettier parts of nature that capture her interest. During the Covid lockdown, home schooling activities included searching for spiders in the garden. 

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Charlotte also joins in family cooking sessions, making favourite treats like pizza. During lockdown, the Princess spent an afternoon making homemade pasta to deliver to local people in need. This didn’t surprise anyone. We know that, whatever advantages she has in life, her parents will make sure that charming Charlotte is a Princess with a heart.


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