As Princess Charlotte Turns 2, We Celebrate Her Most Adorable Moments

Can you believe it’s been two whole years since we welcomed the youngest member of the British royal family into the world? On 2nd May 2015, Princess Charlotte – officially Charlotte Elizabeth Diana – was born to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, joining her older brother Prince George.

People around the world were fascinated by the birth of the newest royal, and since then, her early years have been charted in adorable photographs whenever possible.

It’s expected that Catherine and William will throw an at-home celebration for Charlotte, much like they did for Prince George’s 2nd birthday. The couple may invite a few youngsters over for a low-key family celebration, and will also bring most of the Duchess’ family round, including her mother Carole, father Michael and sister Pippa. Prince Charles and Prince Harry will probably also pop in.

The young royal will then have the chance to run riot in the open air of the Norfolk countryside – after all, it will be her last birthday before moving to the capital in September. 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released an adorable photo of the princess to celebrate her birthday – taken by her mother Catherine herself. And we can’t quite believe how quickly Charlotte is growing up!

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In the caption of the photograph, the royals reveal that the cute snap was taken at their current home of Anmer Hall, Norfolk, and thanked well-wishers for their birthday messages. And the little princess is proving to be as good as her mother at selling out clothes – the yellow John Lewis cardigan she’s donning in the picture is already sold out.

So, as the adorable Princess celebrates her birthday, we take a look at some of her most heartwarming moments so far…

Christmas, 2016

Whilst leaving a Christmas church service with her family last year, the cutie grasped on to a candy cane stick, and looked like she was enjoying it – before trailing it along in the dirt… Mum Catherine looked on and laughed, and she soon got bored!

Queen’s Birthday, 2016

George and Charlotte admired the red arrows from the balcony of Buckingham Palace on the Trooping the Colour parade last year. However, after being up there a while, the little ones inevitably got a bit bored… But never fear, because Catherine gave her daughter a reassuring kiss on the head to help calm her down. 

Canada trip, 2016

Charlotte waved to crowds adorably when the entire family arrived in Canada for their official trip back in July. She seemed fascinated by the crowds, and happy to flash a winning smile!

And, cue a collective ‘aww’ around the world, as the Princess was spotted smelling some flowers her mother was holding.

At a tea party in Canada, 2016

The adorable princess proved she’s pretty much just like every other one-year-old when on an official royal trip to Canada in late 2016. The family held a tea party for families of the military, and Princess Charlotte couldn’t resist the magic tricks and balloons on offer. She was also spotted on her very first pony ride at the event – and looked as though she couldn’t contain her excitement!

Celebrating her first birthday, 2016

The very first photograph of the young princess walking, Catherine again pictures her daughter in order to celebrate her birthday, with photos taken in the grounds of Anmer Hall.

First birthday photographs released by Catherine, 2016

Catherine took some more gorgeous photos of her youngest child in order to mark her daughter’s first birthday in 2015.

On her first holiday with the family, 2015

The family took a trip to the snow late in 2015, and it was Charlotte’s very first holiday abroad. Kensington Palace released a statement saying “This was their first holiday as a family of four and the first time either of the children had played in the snow.”

First official photographs, released by Catherine, 2015

In some heart-breakingly cute snaps released by the Duke and Duchess to thank people for their kind messages about Princess Charlotte, it’s the first time we get to see a slightly older princess. And again, these photo’s were taken by Catherine herself.

Official photograph celebrating Christmas and George’s new school

The couple released a photograph in the gardens of Kensington Palace, in order to celebrate Charlotte’s very first Christmas, and to announce that her brother George would be attending the Westacre Montessori School in Norfolk.

Her Christening, 2015

The Cambridge’s gathered at St Mary Magdalene Church for Charlotte’s christening, and were joined by many other members of the royal family, and Catherine’s family, the Middletons.

First official photographs with brother George, 2015

Catherine snapped the very first official photograph of her two children together in this adorable snap of brother and sister.

The day she was born, 2015

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge proudly showed off their newest addition to the family at St Mary’s Hospital in London on 2nd May, 2015 – the same hospital George was born in. The princess was named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, paying homage to William’s mother and grandmother.

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