This morning, as I was working on a Harry post (which will now post tomorrow), Kensington Palace tweeted out two new photos of Princess Charlotte, taken by her mother, Kate Middleton, in early November.
The photos were taken to mark Charlotte turning six months old and were taken by Kate with her Canon EOS 52 Mark II camera at Anmer Hall in Norfolk. Charlotte wore a floral dress and a pink cardigan, was situated on a plaid chair, and played with a stuffed dog in one photo and her sock in the other.
KP said in a statement: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to be able to share two new photographs of Princess Charlotte. The Duke and Duchess continue to receive warm messages about Princess Charlotte from all around the world and they hope that everyone enjoys these lovely photos as much as they do.”
An aide told the Daily Mail: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very grateful for the support they have received when it comes to their children and wanted to share these very charming pictures taken by the Duchess. It is something they intend to continue to do.”
Have Kate’s photography skills have gotten better? I know a lot of people will disagree with me, but I think these are better than Kate’s last attempt at photography. At least these aren’t blaring white. There is actual color in these photos, and I don’t think there are too many patterns – I quite like the chair pattern and it’s nice to see that not everything in Kate’s houses are white/beige. I like the photo with the toy dog the best.
I honestly didn’t think we would get photos, with my reasoning being that Kate and William wanted to spite the press and public since that is their MO, but it’s cool that they released some photos. Way to prove me wrong, Kate.
Charlotte seems to have blue eyes and brown hair. Unlike Prince George who has brown eyes and blonde hair. For comparison, here is Charlotte at six months and George at eight months. Charlotte’s head/face is much more square than George’s, right?
PS. Isn’t it interesting that Kate/KP released these photos during Harry’s South Africa trip and just after the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting? Because they can’t let Harry have the spotlight during his tour, and they have to try to upstage the Queen right after what might be her last CHOGM. I guess they succeeded since I bumped that post in order to post these photos.
Photos: The Duchess of Cambridge/Kensington Palace @KensingtonRoyal / Getty