Now these are the photos I was waiting for. Kensington Palace released four new photos of Princess Charlotte to mark her first birthday tomorrow, May 2.
The photos were taken by Kate Middleton at their Norfolk home, Anmer Hall, in April.
Lupo exists! – and he finally made it into a photo! In the photo above, he’s running around in the background.
KP released the photos on Twitter with the captions:
“The Duke and Duchess are delighted to share new photographs of Princess Charlotte. The Duchess took these pictures of her daughter in April at their home in Norfolk. The Duke and Duchess are happy to be able to share these family moments, ahead of their daughter’s first birthday. We hope that everyone enjoys these lovely photos as much as we do.”
I always side-eye whenever KP says this: “The Duke and Duchess are happy to be able to share these family moments”. Because I know it’s total BS. William, especially, and Kate would much rather never show us their children, let’s just be honest about that.
Yay! Charlotte’s finally wearing a color other than pink or white! I actually like this photo of Charlotte in blue squirming in the chair the best even though she has a kind of “who are you/what are you doing there?” look about her face. I also love that her hair is kind of falling out of the bow.
These photos are definitely better than previous attempts at Kate’s photography – so we know Kate is capable of improving at something.
Something that interests me is that Kate seemingly took to heart some of the comments that people have had over the last few photo sets. People commented that Lupo had not been included in the family photo at Christmas, so here is Lupo in a photo with Charlotte. People commented that Charlotte only ever wears one pink outfit, so here she is in blue. Interesting or unrelated?
Charlotte is looking more and more like George as she gets older – especially the below photo. She does have blue eyes, and her hair seems to be lightening up a bit.
PS. Please don’t say negative things about Charlotte’s looks. It’s fine if we don’t think a baby is cute, but it’s mean to be negative about a baby’s looks. She’s a baby; she can’t help the way she looks.
I honestly feel so sorry for Charlotte because she is going to grow up with so much pressure to look a certain way that there is almost no way she’s not going to feel negative about the way she looks at some point in her life. It’s going to be an amplified version of what we all go through at some point because 1) she’s growing up in the spotlight with an intense pressure to look like a grandmother she’s never met, and 2) people dislike her parents. The York girls went through hell because of the dislike of their parents and the fact that they didn’t look a certain way. Let’s not do that to Charlotte, especially when she’s only one year old.