Royals release photo of Princess Charlotte before her 2nd birthday

Royal fans were treated to a new portrait of the Princess on Monday, taken by her mother the Duchess of Cambridge, to mark Charlotte's second birthday on 2 May.

Yes, Kensington Palace earlier today tweeted a photograph of the toddler princess and we have to say it's just gorgeous. Joining the bad twos club on May 2, it's obvious the adorable toddler has grown SO much not only since her last birthday, but also from this past summer!

The artist formerly known as Kate Middleton photographed her daughter in April at their country compound in Norfolk.

She was named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana in tribute to her grandmother Diana, Princess of Wales and her great-grandmother the Queen. It was the first time the family were pictured as a four.

Her love of bubbles, or "pops" as she reportedly calls them, has been well documented over the past two years, however, it appears sheep may be her new favourite thing, as suggested by the blue lambs embroidered all over her sweater. This is not the first time the young princess has been dressed in John Lewis, she wore the brand's off-white Baby Wadded Snowsuit during a trip to the French Alps past year.

The family is expected to spend more time in London in the coming years.

Kate's devoted parenting shows in the way Charlotte and George behave in public.

Charlotte has only been seen in public a number of times, with her most recent appearance being on Christmas Day when she attended a church service with her parents and brother, Prince George.

In the newly released snap, taken last month by keen photographer Kate, Charlotte dons a sweet embroidered yellow jersey and a slightly bemused expression on her face as she looks up at the camera.

Insiders revealed to Woman's Day that Charlotte is one of "the happiest royal tots in British history", and her idyllic upbringing is all thanks to her mom and dad. Charlotte will be a bridesmaid and George will be a page boy. How do you think she and the royal fam will celebrate?

After moving to London, Prince George will be schooled at the private Thomas's Battersea school, his sister, probably, will be sent to a nursery later this year.

  • Salvatore Jensen