Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, the second child of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton have turned one. The little heir, who is fourth in line to the throne, was born on 2 May, 2015 at the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London.
The Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge released a few new photos of their daughter a day ahead of her first birthday to mark the occasion. "The Duke and Duchess are happy to be able to share these family moments, ahead of their daughter's first birthday," a statement by Kensington Palace, the official residence of William and Kate, read.
Kate Middleton, 34, took all the pictures in April at their home in Norfolk, the Palace said.
A set of four photos show Princess Charlotte in playful mood as she strolls around garden holding a walker. The other three photos were taken indoors and show the princess sitting on a tiny chair in one, standing holding a chair in the other and seated on floor in another.
Princess Charlotte birthday gifts
Charlotte, whose full name is a nod to her late grandmother Princess Diana and her great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth, the current monarch of the United Kingdom, has received her first birthday gifts from dignitaries, including kings and queens, from around the world.
According to details of gifts released by Kensington Palace, Princess Charlotte has been given gifts from 64 countries. The gift types vary from extravagant to simple and practical such as silver and diamond-studded rattle, clothes, cuddly toys, letters, books, blankets, bootees and so on.
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameroon has given the princess a copy of Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales. The United States President Barack Obama who was on a state visit to the UK along with First Lady Michelle Obama just days before Charlotte's birthday, gifted the princess a jigsaw and a soft toy of their Portuguese water dog Bo. They had given the same toy dog to Charlotte's elder brother Prince George.
"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are incredibly grateful for all the letters, gifts and good wishes they have been fortunate to receive in the year since Princess Charlotte was born," a Kensington Palace spokesperson said.
"The couple have taken a number of gifts into their home, some gifts are stored within the Royal Household, and some gifts were donated to organisations which could make good use of them," the spokesperson added. Many of the gifts were received at the time of Princess Charlotte's birth, she said