Happy Birthday to Princess Charlotte, who will be six tomorrow! To mark the occasion, a new photo was released late today.
It was taken by the Duchess of Cambridge this weekend in Norfolk, where’s the family’s country home is located.
How much has Princess Charlotte grown? Take a look at these headshots of the young lady over the years.
This year we have not seen as much of the Princess as we normally would, with the pandemic causing the cancellation of events like Trooping the Colour and Christmas church service walks.
In early June, a photo was released of Princess Charlotte and Prince George with their father as part of the UK’s annual Volunteers’ Week.
Taken in mid-April, the photo shows the family volunteering on the Sandringham Estate, delivering food packages they made for vulnerable/isolated people.
We next saw the Princess in photos released for Father’s Day. Today Regal Fille suggested on Twitter that Charlotte may have been standing on the same swing seen below for this year’s birthday photo, and I bet she is correct.
We saw Princess Charlotte again in late September when a photo was released of the family as they prepared for a special movie screening at Kensington Palace with Sir David Attenborough.
A closer look at the young Princess.
Not long after, there was a fun post on social media of the children all asking Sir David Attenborough a question about the natural world.
Sir David Attenborough, we’ve got some questions for you…🌍🕷️🐒 pic.twitter.com/MTQ68WnOrt
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) October 3, 2020
Princess Charlotte said, “I like spiders, do you like spiders too?”
In early December, the Cambridge children walked the red carpet at London’s Palladium.
Here you see the Princess with her younger brother and mother at that event.
Not long after that, we saw all the Cambridge children in a photo used for the family’s Christmas card.
A closer view.
There was also a ‘new old’ photo released with the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh and seven of their great-grandchildren at Balmoral Castle in 2018.
How does Charlotte look as she turns six compared to her brother? Here you see George in one of his official sixth birthday photos released in July, and the Princess in the image released today.
And a look back at Princess Charlotte in her birthday pictures.
Now for ur look at what Princess Charlotte wore in today’s picture. It very much looks like she is in a Rachel Riley design, a brand she has worn several times. The Floral Button Front Dress (£59, roughly $80 at today’s exchange rates) is made of machine-washable cotton in a vintage floral print. It features puffed sleeves, and coordinating pink buttons, and ric-rac trim at the collar, sleeves, and placket. The piece is a basic at Rachel Riley, and a style the Princess has worn before, seen below when visiting the Back to Nature Garden in May 2019. That was in a pink ditsy print.
Also today, a video released this week to mark the Duke and Duchess’s 10th wedding anniversary. I know most readers have seen it but wanted to make sure it was part of a post for those who may not have viewed the footage.
Thank you to everyone for the kind messages on our wedding anniversary. We are enormously grateful for the 10 years of support we have received in our lives as a family. W & C
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) April 29, 2021
Shot by London-based filmmaker Will Warr, the video appears to have been done the same day as the family’s 2020 Christmas card photo, as everyone is wearing the same outfits as those seen in the picture used for the card.
From what I could see in screengrabs, they look like the Kids First Classic Rain Boots ($58), offered in a variety of colors. In some shots, they appear to be the classic Hunter green, but in others, they look navy, so I have included both colors.
He is also in a hooded jacket that looks like a Barbour-style waxed utility jacket that I haven’t yet identified.
Prince George also wears boots and a jacket in the video.
It’s possible they are also by Hunter but I can’t really tell if they have the front logo and other features you see on Hunter brand boots. The boots clearly have a buckle, similar to the Big Kids’ Rain Boots ($85) in dark olive.
UPDATE: With thanks to Charlotte for her comment, George may be wearing boots by Le Chameau, a brand his mother has long favored. This is the Childrens Petite Vierzon Jersey Lined Boot (£60, out of stock) and it makes more sense than the Hunter style shown above.
I have not yet found the jacket worn by Prince George and am not sure I will be able to; it doesn’t have the distinctive lining seen in the jacket worn by Prince Louis.
To get the look worn by both boys at a lower price, Joules, a brand worn by Prince George when he was a toddler, offers the Clifford Waxy Look Jacket ($45.95); Old Navy has a Hooded Utility Jacket without the flannel lining ($30 in sizes 12 – 24 months) and ($39.99 in boys sizes XS – XXL). For boys sizes 5 – 14 yrs., Mango offers the unlined Hooded Parka with Pockets ($35.99). These won’t be the quality of a higher-end jacket, but they don’t have that price tag, either.
I will update if I discover any more information on the unidentified items.