Princess Charlotte was photographed with her arm around the family pet cocker spaniel, in a photograph taken to commemorate her seventh birthday.
The Duchess of Cambridge snapped the young royal in bluebell-filled surroundings while she was enjoying the outdoors this weekend.
Charlotte and Orla, her pet dog, appear in one the three photos released before Charlotte turns seven.
William and Kate’s middle child is wearing her long hair loose around her shoulders and sporting a fine cable knit blue jumper which matches the colour of the flowers around her.
The casual knitwear look is completed with a white collar and dark dots.
In the picture featuring Orla, the dog – who has a black shiny coat – is looking to its right while Charlotte grins towards the camera, holding flowers in her left hand.
Charlotte is shown cross-legged in one picture, and her arms are wrapped around her knees in the last.
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Orla is not the family’s first pet.
William and Kate’s’s previous dog Lupo – a wedding present from Kate’s brother James – died in November 2020.
In a rare Instagram post, the couple announced Lupo’s death.
“(Lupo) has been at the heart of our family for the past nine years and we will miss him so much,”They said.
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The Cambridge family spend much of their time away from London at their Norfolk home of Anmer Hall on the Queen’s Sandringham estate.
Kate is an amateur photographer who took great pride in her work. In 2017, she was granted a lifetime honorary member of the Royal Photographic Society. “talent and enthusiasm”.
To mark special occasions, such as birthdays, she regularly releases photos of her children.
A picture of Charlotte in a floral summer dress, looking happy and relaxed was released last year to celebrate her sixth anniversary.
William and Kate with Prince George and Princess Charlotte at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle (Andrew Matthews/PA)PA Wire/PA Images – Andrew Matthews
Charlotte helped her brothers and parents load a van full of food for her fifth birthday and delivered meals to those in need in Norfolk.
The birthday girl’s full title is Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge.
She was born at the private maternity Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, central London, at 8.34am on May 2 2015, weighing 8lb 3oz.
Charlotte was seen in public two times recently.
Kate and Charlotte arriving for a service of thanksgiving for the Duke of Edinburgh at Westminster Abbey (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)PA Wire/PA Images – Kirsty O’Connor
She was with her parents and brother Prince George at the Easter Sunday service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor on April 17.
On March 29 she was with her parents and George for the Duke of Edinburgh’s memorial service at Westminster Abbey for what was the Cambridge children’s first outing at a major church event.