It was a big day in the Cambridge household as Princess Charlotte began Reception at Thomas's Battersea and big brother George started Year 2.
The family were greeted by Helen Haslem, head of Thomas' lower school, William told her Charlotte's "very excited" about school.
The Princess will be known as Charlotte Cambridge at school. People recently reported the four-year-old "can't wait to be at big school with George. She's so excited about it all". We know she's very outgoing, characterful and has a playful personality, undoubtedly she's eager to dig into a new adventure. I remember George arriving with William, full of apprehension and those first day nerves. According to various reports since, he's settled in brilliantly and is very much enjoying school life.
8 August 2019
It was a day of family fun and sailing as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge hosted the inaugural King's Cup regatta in the seaport town of Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The event was held in support of eight of their charitable causes.
George and Charlotte joined Michael and Carole Middleton on a boat to watch the action.
A funny moment when Kate told Charlotte to wave and she poked her tongue out.
21 July 2019
Ahead of Prince George's sixth birthday tomorrow, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released three new photos of their eldest son to celebrate the occasion. It's hard to believe George is six! I will always fondly think of him as 'Baby Cambridge' due to the excitement in the months ahead of his birth. From those first photos of the future king in his parents arms outside St Mary's to his boisterous appearance during the 2014 Australia and New Zealand tour, to watching him develop into a quiet thoughtful boy, whilst retaining his playful side as seen at Trooping and the polo, it's been a joy watching him grow up.
The images were taken by Kate in the garden at Kensington Palace. It marks the first time George's birthday photos were captured by his mother. The gorgeous photo below depicts George smiling (he's losing his baby teeth), wearing his Nike England football shirt.
George will celebrate the day surrounded by his family for the second consecutive year on the paradise island of Mustique. Emily Andrews reports the family are expected to stay there for a fortnight before returning to the UK. The Palace revealed the third image was taken "on holiday", most likely earlier this week during the family getaway.
10 July 2019
It was a family-filled day out as the Cambridges and Sussexes spent the afternoon at the Khun Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Memorial Polo Trophy at Billingbear Polo Club cheering on William and Harry in the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day.
This little man made his polo debut in style :)
George and Charlotte enjoy a kickabout.
8 June 2019
It was very much a family affair as Prince Louis made his debut for Trooping the Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade.
These three little cuties were spotted sneaking a peek.
Kate and her mini-me :)
19 May 2019
Kate and William took George, Charlotte and Louis to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show which was, in part, inspired by the Cambridge children's childhoods in Norfolk and Kensington Palace. It's the most informal shoot of the family we've seen to date, with a selection of outstanding candid family shots.
The importance of the message the garden delivers is demonstrated beautifully in these images, taken by Matt Porteous, who has photographed the Cambridge children several times. From exploring the garden, to paddling their feet in the stream, the hope is 'the Kate Effect' will encourage families to spend more time outdoors. The Palace says Back To Nature "seeks to recapture for adults the sense of wonder and magic that they enjoyed as children, in addition to kindling excitement and a passion for nature in future generations".
Charlotte road tests the swing :)
And not one to be left behind, Louis gives it a go - with a little assistance from Dad.
Kate recently revealed Louis is keeping them on their toes; as you can see he's very eager to go and looks like he's ready to run to the camera in this photo.
1 May 2019
To mark Princess Charlotte's birthday, the Palace shared three new photographs, taken at Anmer Hall and Kensington Palace over Easter break by Kate. Similar to Louis' birthday portraits, they were taken out in the garden. Charlotte has grown into quite the little lady already and very much resembles the Windsor side of the family, especially her great-grandmother the Queen. I remember when the Queen at 90 documentary aired in 2016, Kate said Her Majesty was "thrilled" Charlotte was a girl. Of course, Charlotte's middle name is very fittingly Elizabeth after the monarch, and Diana after her grandmother. The photo below is my favourite, capturing a smiling, quietly thoughtful little girl.
Pretty as a picture in a blue print dress and trainers.
In Northern Ireland, Kate revealed she calls her daughter Lottie as a nickname. Charlotte is expected to join George at Thomas's Battersea in September. She'll finish up at Willcocks Nursery this summer. We've also learned the princess "absolutely loves" dance and ballet and is said to be taking classes. Before Christmas, Kate and Charlotte attended a rehearsal of The Nutcracker at the Royal Opera House.
22 April 2019
William and Kate's baby is one! To mark the first birthday of Prince Louis, Kensington Palace released three photos taken by the Duchess earlier this month.
Kate chose the garden of their leafy country home, Anmer Hall, as the backdrop for Louis' birthday photos. Louis is dressed in a red jumper and a similar blue one featuring a puppy on the front.
The Palace said: "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to share three new photographs of Prince Louis ahead of his first birthday tomorrow."
19 December 2018
George and Charlotte were photographed arriving with their parents for the Queen's Pre-Christmas luncheon at Buckingham Palace.
A little wave from Charlotte.
14 December 2018
There was a festive royal surprise from Kensington Palace with the release of a gorgeous new family photograph of the Cambridges for their Christmas card. The photo was take in the autumn at their Norfolk bolthole Anmer Hall. The family were casually dressed in blues, earthy greens and jeans for the photoshoot. I imagine images like this from Anmer fill their personal photo albums and take pride of place in frames around their homes. It's a glimpse into their country life. Note, Kate's holding her mini-me Prince Louis.
13 November 2018
Ahead of Prince Charles' 70th birthday, the Palace released a fantastic pair of photographs to mark the milestone. We very much hoped to see family photographs with George, Charlotte and Louis, and I was delighted to see relaxed portraits of the Wales family to mark the occasion. Official images tend to be largely formal, so the choice of a shot depicting the future king with his family, taken in the gardens of Clarence House in September, made for a delightful choice.
The photos capture wonderful 'moments' of Charles holding George on his knee, Camilla with her arm around Charlotte and of course our first proper look at adorable Louis since the christening. Those Cambridge cheeks :)
A terrific shot of Kate and Louis with grandpa Charles.
12 October 2018
It was a blustery autumn morning in Windsor for Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's Windsor wedding. Less than five months after Harry and Meghan's wedding, George and Charlotte once again returned to Windsor for page boy and bridesmaid duties. These two could do this in their sleep by now!
They joined a very royal bridal party, including Savannah and Isla Phillips, Mia Tindall, Maud Windsor (daughter of Freddie and Sophie Windsor who attends Thomas's Battersea with George), Robbie William's daughter Theodora, and Louis de Givenchy. The Earl and Countess of Wessex's children Louise and James were special attendants. Nanny Maria was on hand to help organise the children after they arrived. The bridesmaids' dresses and pageboys' uniforms by Amaia Arrieta of Amaia Kids.
George and Charlotte took centre stage in the wedding portraits.
22 September 2018
The Cambridges enjoyed a family day out for the Norfolk wedding of Kate's close friend Sophie Carter and Robert Snuggs. Sophie is Charlotte's godmother and fittingly the Princess and big brother Prince George were on hand for bridesmaid and page boy duties. Monique Jessen reports: "Dressed in a traditional tailcoat and vest, 36-year-old William arrived with some friends, while Kate, also 36, arrived in a striking blue dress. She drove to the event with the children in a decorated farmer’s truck, which might usually be used for carrying people to a shoot or hunt." Amaia Kids created the outfits for the page boys and bridesmaids.
21 July 2018
To celebrate Prince George's fifth birthday tomorrow, Kensington Palace released a photo of the future king taken in the Clarence House garden by Matt Porteous after Louis' christening. The future King will celebrate his birthday on the paradise island of Mustique where the Cambridges and Middletons are vacationing.
15 July 2018
Almost a week after Prince Louis' christening, the eagerly awaited official portraits have been released. We saw several darling mother-son shots at the christening; it was a treat to see one from the photo session too.
The portraits were taken at Clarence House's Morning Room following the christening at the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, by renowned photographer Matt Holyoak. The photographer said "I was truly honoured at being asked to take the official photographs at the christening of Prince Louis, and to witness at first hand such a happy event. Everyone was so relaxed and in such good spirits, it was an absolute pleasure. I only hope I have captured some of that joy in my photographs."
The family of five.
The Palace released an additional photograph of Kate and Louis with the message "Their Royal Highnesses hope that everyone enjoys this lovely photograph of Prince Louis as much as they do." The photo was taken by Matt Porteous, the photographer took George's third birthday portraits. I imagine this is one from their personal album from the day.
9 July 2018
On Monday 9 July, Prince Louis Arthur Charles of Cambridge was baptised at The Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace.
The occasion marked the first time the Cambridges have been publicly seen together as a family of five.
Prince Louis wore a hand-made replica of the royal christening robe, made by Angela Kelly, dressmaker to the Queen. The original Honiton lace and satin robe, was last used in 2004 with Lady Louise Windsor being the last royal baby to wear the piece. After years of wear it had become too fragile to use, so in 2008 Her Majesty commissioned a replica. It features the same length skirt, elaborate collars and bow as its predecessor. The first baby to wear it was was James, Viscount Severn, son of the Earl and Countess of Wessex. Both George and Charlotte wore it for their christenings.
10 June 2018
Following Trooping The Colour yesterday, Kate, George and Charlotte cheered on Prince William as he participated in the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at the Beaufort Polo Club in Tetbury.
Charlotte was in great spirits for her first polo outing.
George makes a run for it.
The Cambridge children had a ball.
9 June 2018
George and Charlotte joined their parents on the balcony of Buckingham Palace once again for this year's Trooping The Colour.
The pair enjoyed spending time with their cousin Savannah Phillips.
This image went viral.
21 May 2018
The official wedding portraits, taken by Alexi Lubomirski, were released by the Palace. The family photo featuring the bride and groom with the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, Meghan's mother Doria Ragland, the Cambridges and the page boys and bridesmaids in the Green Drawing Room at Windsor Castle is just fabulous. The mixtures of whites, creams, green and black makes for a striking colour scheme against the vivid backdrop.
George and Charlotte featured in a second portrait with the other children in the bridal party. In the back row: Brian Mulroney, Remi Litt, Rylan Litt, Jasper Dyer, Prince George, Ivy Mulroney and John Mulroney. In the front row it's Zalie Warren, Princess Charlotte and Florence van Cutsem.
19 May 2018
Prince George and Princess Charlotte did an outstanding job as page boy and bridesmaid at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Windsor wedding.
A darling shot of Charlotte.
Making their way down the aisle with their companions.
The page boys wore miniature versions of the Blues and Royals frockcoat. The uniform draws its insignia from the Blues and Royals, which is an old regiment of the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry. Both wore Blues and Royals frockcoats for the Wedding Day. The frockcoats are made from blue doeskin, single-breasted in style with a stand-up collar and completed with figured braiding of the regimental pattern. The figured braiding was scaled down for the pages, as otherwise it would have gone above their shoulders. As a special memento, each page had their initials embroidered in gold on their shoulder straps. The pages did not wear hats or white waist belts for practical reasons. The bridesmaid dresses were designed to have the same timeless purity as Ms Markle's dress. Each one is sculpted in ivory silk Radzimir, is high-waisted with short puff sleeves, and hand finished with a double silk ribbon detail tied at the back in a bow. The bridesmaids’ dresses include pockets and pleated skirts to create a relaxed and luxurious silhouette. Each also wore white leather Aquazurra shoes, monogrammed with the bridesmaid's initials and the wedding date. The shoes are a gift from Meghan to the young ladies as a keepsake of the special day.
5 May 2018
In an unexpected treat for royal fans the first official portraits of Prince Louis have been released by Kensington Palace in time for the Sunday papers. Even better, the photos include Charlotte. This image of big sister Charlotte, taken on her third birthday last Wednesday, giving the little Prince a kiss proved particularly popular.
The Duchess of Cambridge took the images at Kensington Palace. Kensington Palace said:'The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share two photographs of Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, taken by The Duchess at Kensington Palace. The Duke and Duchess would like to thank members of the public for their kind messages following the birth of Prince Louis, and for Princess Charlotte’s third birthday.'
23 April 2018
On a sunny St George's Day morning the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed their third child, a son, at St Mary's Hospital.
It all began shortly after 8 am when Kensington Palace confirmed the Duchess had been admitted to the Lindo Wing at 6 am in "the early stages of labour". Kate travelled from the Palace by car with William. At 1.05 pm, the Palace confirmed the Duchess had been safely delivered of a son weighing 8 lbs 7 oz at 11.01 am. Mother and baby were doing very well and the Palace added that members of both families were "delighted". Just hours later George and Charlotte paid a special visit to meet their little brother.
Prince George wore his school uniform. Charlotte was cute as a button in a periwinkle dress from Little Alice London. The brand is owned by Alice Avenel, a friend of Kate's from Marlborough College.
A very precious prince.
In a statement, the Palace said: "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their son will travel home to Kensington Palace. Their Royal Highnesses would like to thank all staff at the hospital for the care and treatment they have received. They would also like to thank everyone for their warm wishes."
8 January 2018
Princess Charlotte marked an important milestone today, attending her first day at Willcocks Nursery School. The adorable images were taken by Kate this morning at Kensington Palace before she and William dropped their daughter off for her first day. They are gorgeous shots and capture Charlotte's personality wonderfully. The Princess looked cute as a button in her burgundy coat and shoes.
Royal reporter for The Mirror, Victoria Murphy was told William and Kate thought Willcocks was an ideal first step for their daughter's education and were impressed with the staff there. Victoria added: "Unlike Prince George who started nursery in Norfolk part time, Princess Charlotte will be attending her London nursery full-time." Morning classes run five days per week, with afternoon classes held on three days. We hope Charlotte had a wonderful first day!
20 December 2017
Prince George and Princess Charlotte were photographed arriving with their parents for the Queen's Pre-Christmas luncheon.
Princess Charlotte wearing one of her signature bows.
18 December 2017
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released a new photograph of their family to mark the festive season. The image of William, Kate, George and Charlotte features on their Christmas card this year. The photo was taken by Chris Jackson at Kensington Palace earlier this year. I expect at the same time as Prince George's birthday portrait, as he's wearing the same outfit. Jackson wrote on Instagram "Delighted that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen to use this family portrait I shot as their Christmas Card this year, Merry Christmas."
7 September 2017
On Thurday, 7 September, 2017, Prince George marked a major milestone - his first day of school. Earlier this week, it was announced, Kate is expecting her third child, and suffering with Hyperemesis gravidarum. The acute sickness meant she had to cancel two engagements, with William confirming at an engagement on Tuesday: "There's not much sleep going on." It was very much a touch-and-go situation. This morning KP confirmed that fact "The Duchess remains unwell and will be unable to accompany Prince George. The little prince arrived hand in hand at Thomas's Battersea with his father.
William and George were greeted by the Head of the Lower School, Helen Haslem, who escorted them to George's reception classroom.
Afterwards, Kensington Palace shared this photo of William and George outside the Palace with the message "The image was taken shortly before Prince George left for his first day of school at Thomas's Battersea. TRH would like to thank everyone for all of the kind messages they have received as Prince George starts school."
21 July 2017
To mark Prince George's fourth birthday, Kensington Palace released a darling new photograph of the Prince, taken by Chris Jackson at KP last month.The photographer wrote on Instagram "I'm thrilled and honoured that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen to release this portrait I took to celebrate Prince George's 4th Birthday. He is such a happy little boy and certainly injects some fun into a photoshoot!" The photo was released with the message "TRH are very pleased to share this lovely picture, and would like to thank everyone for all of the kind messages they have received".
Memorable scenes as the Cambridges departed Berlin to return to London following a whirlwind five day tour.
An adorable and endearing moment when Charlotte took a tumble after stomping her feet when Kate took some papers away from her...
Because sometimes being two just isn't easy :)
Back in Kate's arms, Charlotte was back to herself.
George and Charlotte joined in to explore an EC145 helicopter - the same one William flies with the East Anglian Air Ambulance. George was particularly eager to take a look round.
I think someone might be following in his father's footsteps as a pilot in the future :)
19 July 2017
The Cambridge family donned blue for their arrival in Berlin.
George takes a look at Berlin for the first time...
And Charlotte follows suit.
Matching bouquets for Kate and Charlotte.
Such a beautiful shot.
Prince George looked like he had just woken up from a nap upon arrival, he held William's hand as they made their way to the car.
The Cambridges' long awaited royal tour of Poland and Germany kicked off in style as they arrived in Warsaw with Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
George, who turns four later this month, can always be relied upon for the cutest expressions :)
Charlotte looked cute as a button in a red print dress.
17 June 2017
The Cambridges made their second appearance as a family of four on the balcony at Buckingham Palace for Trooping The Colour.
George and Charlotte taking a peek from the Palace, perhaps trying to spot their parents? :)
The pair enjoyed the flypast immensely and waved as it flew past. Charlotte was in a pretty pink dress and George donned burgundy suspenders, shorts and a cream shirt for the day.
29 May 2017
As part of the ongoing Heads Together campaign, Prince William was interviewed by Alastair Campbell for British GQ. The spread featured a new black and white photograph of the Cambridges relaxing at Kensington Palace as they watch George, Charlotte and Lupo play. The photo was taken in April by Norman Jean Roy.
This very sweet image of William with George and Charlotte was also included.
George and Charlotte simply stole the show at the wedding of their aunt Pippa Middleton and James Matthews at St Mark's Church, Englefield.
It was wonderful to see the Prince and Princess in their roles as page boy and bridesmaid. They were joined by Countess Philippa Hoyos, Lily French, Avia Horner, Casimir Tatos, Edward Sebire and William Ward. They were in adorable ensembles commissioned from Pepa & Co.
A closer look at page boy Prince George.
And bridesmaid Princess Charlotte.
An adorable new photo taken by the Duchess of Cambridge at Anmer Hall were released to mark Princess Charlotte's 2nd birthday. The Palace said "The Duke and Duchess are delighted to share to share the photograph to mark their daughter's special day on Tuesday. Their Royal Highnesses would like to thank everyone for all of the lovely messages they have received, and hope that everyone enjoys this photograph of Princess Charlotte as much as they do."
25 December 2016
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took George and Charlotte to church on Christmas Day for the first time at St Mark's in Englefield.
Both children were reportedly very well behaved and no doubt incredibly excited after opening their stockings. George looked very traditional in a long grey coat and navy socks while Charlotte was cute as a button in a navy coat. Both looked very pleased with their candy canes as they left church :)
20 December 2016
We may only see arrival photos through car windows - nonetheless Her Majesty's annual pre-Christmas luncheon at Buckingham Palace is one of my favourite staples on the royal calendar. It heralds Christmas, which just days away, and remains a constant and enduring tradition within the family. Below, we see William driving with Harry in the front seat; Kate sat in the back with George and Charlotte. We didn't see a clear photo of Charlotte unfortunately.
2 October 2016
The Cambridges' eight-day tour of Canada concluded when the family arrived at Victoria Harbour seaplane terminal.
Below, the Cambridges leaving Government House which served as their base throughout the week.
When George stepped out of the car he couldn't resist giving a big wave to everyone.
Charlotte smells a bunch of flowers given to Kate.
29 September 2016
It was bubbles and balloons as George and Charlotte stole the show at a Government House children's party in Canada. It was one the most eagerly anticipated engagements of the tour and it certainly didn't disappoint.
A very excited Princess Charlotte made a beeline for the balloons and hugged them while saying "pop".
George had a ball blowing bubbles.
Kate carried Charlotte over to see the guitar player who was also making balloons. George came over and said: "I want one too."
25 September 2016
The Cambridges' royal tour of Canada began in style when the family arrived in Victoria on a Canadian Air Force plane.
We were all incredibly excited to get a glimpse into the little Princess' personality and we saw some lovely moments between Kate and her daughter.
Kate held Charlotte as they disembarked and William held George's hand. Richard Palmer reported that when they got to the bottom of the steps attentive Kate crouched down and asked George, "Are you OK?" before stroking his hair and cheek.
After meeting the Trudeaus and other dignitaries, the Cambridges turned to pose for photos. Prince George gave a wave but seemed far more interested in the aircraft. There was a very sweet moment when he turned around to wave goodbye to Sophie Trudeau.
22 July 2016
Our favourite little prince celebrated his third birthday today and to mark the special occasion Kensington Palace released four new photos.
A Kensington Palace spokesman said: "The Duke and Duchess hope that people will enjoy seeing these new photographs. They would like to thank everyone for all the lovely messages they have received as Prince George celebrates his third birthday." The photos were taken by photographer Matt Porteuous at their home in Norfolk earlier this month. Mr Porteous said: "I really enjoyed the opportunity to take these photographs of Prince George. It was a very relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. I'm honoured that they have decided to share these images with the public to mark his third birthday."
The show-stealing photo from the set for me is the image of George and Lupo sitting on a rug outside, it captures a lovely moment showing the Prince offering the family pet a taste of his ice-cream. A darling picture - one I imagine may take pride of place in the Cambridges' home.
8 July 2016
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Airford, Gloucestershire, with a very special guest! A spokesman for Kensington Palace said: "The Air Tatoo is a fantastic family-orientated event and the Duke and Duchess know that George will enjoy seeing the aircraft up close."
George had a wonderful time exploring the planes and taking a look inside.
11 June 2016
The Cambridge foursome made the first of many appearances together at Trooping The Colour, as Princess Charlotte made her debut. George, wearing the same outfit William wore to Harry's christening in 1984, enjoyed the flypast.
1 May 2016
Four darling portraits were released to mark Princess Charlotte's first birthday.
The Duchess took the photos at the family's country home, Anmer Hall, in Norfolk in April. It's becoming something of a tradition for Kate to take photos of her children; as a keen photographer she always captures excellent shots and they offer a relaxed feel each time as George and Charlotte are so very much at ease with her. Below, Charlotte is looking at mum as she takes her photo. :)
My favourite photo from the set is the one below showing a smiling Charlotte pushing her walker across the lawn. It's a delightful 'family album' photo and she looks simply adorable with a pink bow in her hair. It also looks like Lupo was eager to get in on the action, making the background of the photo.
The Palace said: "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."
22 April 2016
Who else could meet the President of the United States in his bathrobe? :)
The Prince was allowed to stay up late to meet the couple who were absolutely thrilled to spend time with him. Princess Charlotte was sleeping soundly. Indeed, President Obama is the first of many presidents George will shake hands with throughout his life.
21 April 2016
As her Majesty's 90th celebrations continued, a photo, taken on Easter Sunday at Windsor Castle by Annie Leibowitz, depicted the monarch with her five great-grandchildren and two youngest grandchildren. The children's parents were all there on the day, and Kate reportedly took photos of her own.
A closer look at George and Charlotte.
20 April 2016
Prince Charles, Prince William, and the ever-adorable Prince George posed for a photo with The Queen for a new set of stamps by the Royal Mail to mark Her Majesty's 90th birthday on Thursday. The foursome are impeccably matched in shades of blue for the image taken in the White Drawing Room at Buckingham Palace. George beamed as he held his father's hand and stood on building blocks.
7 March 2016
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released a selection of photographs from their first holiday as a family of four. The photos were taken by press association photographer John Stillwell. The adorable photos share a candid look at the family of four as they enjoy their break in the snow.
The Palace revealed it was the first time either George or Charlotte had played in the snow.
Princess Charlotte was cute as a button in white like her mother. The Princess wore the £28 John Lewis Baby Wadded Snowsuit. It features cute ears on the hood and a cosy faux fur trim. Finished with a button through front for easy on and off. Charlotte wore a pretty pink hat and Emu Australia Platinum Baby Booties.
Big brother Prince George looked adorable in his snowsuit by high street retailer Mountain Warehouse. The £25 navy suit is described: "Pockets as well as adjustable and elasticated cuffs, ankles and waist makes this a great practical and weatherproof garment, ideal for fun in the snow."
6 January 2016
A very important milestone was marked on 6 January when two-year-old George completed his first day at his new Montessori nursery. The Prince was taken to school by both his parents. Keen photographer Kate took family snapshots which were released by Kensington Palace via their Twitter feed.
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The couple's choice of nursery? Westacre Montessori School in the village of East Walton, which is housed in an old chapel. It's a twenty-minute drive from their home, Anmer Hall, on the Queen's Sandringham estate.
The Prince wore a quilted John Lewis jacket and carried a blue backpack. He looked very excited indeed. :)
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We had an unexpected festive treat when the Cambridges released a family photo to mark Christmas. The photo showing the Duke and Duchess with their smiling children Prince George and Princess Charlotte was taken among the autumn leaves at Kensington Palace in late October. The Palace said the photograph was commissioned for their own use, but that the couple decided to make it public because they liked it so much. It was taken by Wiltshire-based photographer Chris Jelf.
George looked festive in a blue jumper with fretwork by Spanish-based brand Fina Ejerique. The jacquard sweater is 70% acrylic and 30% wool. George also wore his Start-Rite Jo shoes, Amaia Kids socks and blue shorts. Charlotte wore the same dress and cardigan from the official portraits released in December.
16 December 2015
Prince George accompanied Kate and Harry as they made their way to the Queen's pre-Christmas luncheon. It is thought Princess Charlotte was also there.
29 November 2015
November brought our first proper look at the adorably cute Princess Charlotte.
Kensington Palace released two new photos of six-month-old Charlotte taken by Kate in early November. The Palace said: "The Duke and Duchess hope everyone enjoys these new photos of Princess Charlotte as much as they do."
Charlotte's very pretty liberty print dress is by Spanish brand M & H. It originally retailed for £21. It is thought the piece was a gift from Nanny Maria Teresa. Charlotte also wore a soft pink cardigan, pink tights by Amaia Kids and carried a JellyCat Fuddlewuddle Puppy.
21 July 2015
To mark Prince George's second birthday Kensington Palace released a new photo via their Twitter feed. The photo was taken at Princess Charlotte's christening earlier this month, and shows the prince in his father's arms, smiling and leaning towards the camera.
9 July 2015
Four memorable portraits were released following Princess Charlotte's christening.
Legendary photographer Mario Testino captured an image of the Queen and three successors for the group family photo taken at Sandringham House after the christening at St Mary Magdalene Church. Below we see left to right back row: Michael Middleton, Pippa Middleton, James Middleton, Carole Middleton, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke of Edinburgh. On the front row the Cambridges sit beside Her Majesty.
A lovely photo of Kate holding her daughter in the drawing room at Sandringham House. I love the fact Mr Testino caught her looking towards the camera. Queen Victoria described the drawing room in her journal as "very long and handsome, with painted ceilings and panels with two fireplaces". It has a musical theme to it, with pictures of musical instruments on the ceilings.
A darling shot of William and George in the garden.
5 July 2015
Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge was baptised at St Mary Magdalene Church on the Sandringham estate in Norfolk on 5 July.
It was the first time we have seen the Cambridges together publicly as a family of four - and what a joyous day for it! The family made the quarter-mile walk from Sandringham House to the church. Interestingly the large traditional silver-wheeled Millson pram Charlotte travelled in has a family history of its own - it was once used for the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex.
Princess Charlotte wore a hand-made replica of the royal christening robe, made by Angela Kelly, dressmaker to the Queen. The original Honiton lace and satin robe, was last used in 2004 with Lady Louise Windsor being the last royal baby to wear the piece. After years of wear it had become too fragile to use, so in 2008 Her Majesty commissioned a replica. It features the same length skirt, elaborate collars and bow as its predecessor. The first baby to wear it was was James, Viscount Severn, son of the Earl and Countess of Wessex.
The Duke and Duchess chose five godparents for their daughter:
Adam Middleton - Kate's cousin, the son of Michael Middleton's brother Richard. Adam works for Mayfair firm Manchester Square Partners.
The Hon. Laura Fellowes - Princess Diana's niece, the daughter of Diana's older sister Lady Jane Fellowes and Baron Fellowes, who served as the Queen's private secretary throughout the 1980's.
James Meade - Prince William and James Meade have been close friends since they attended Eton together. He is the son of Olympic gold medallist equestrian Richard Meade. He has become of a close friend of Kate's too, and accompanied her to the Badminton Horse Trials after her brief split from William in 2007.
Sophie Carter - A friend of Kate's for years. Sophie isn't someone we've seen photographed much over the years, but she has been described as a "discreet and loyal" friend. Interestingly, Ms Carter and fellow godparent Thomas van Straubenzee used to be an item.
Thomas van Straubenzee - Known simply as 'Van' to his friends, Prince William and Thomas have been friends since they attended Ludgrove prep school in Berkshire together. He accompanied William on his gap year to New Zealand. Both William and Harry are patrons of a charity in memory of his brother, Henry van Straubenzee, who died in a car crash aged 18 in 2002.
Royal commentator Victoria Arbiter noted all godparents share a common bond with William and Kate: "Each has a long, in some cases life-long connection to William or Kate. Trust and loyalty at the core."
Prince George's smocked set by Rachel Riley was incredibly similar to the outfit William wore to meet Harry for the first time in 1984.
14 June 2015
Prince George enjoyed a day out with Kate as they watched Prince William play polo.
Prince George will no doubt be a keen player himself one day. He seems very interested in his mallet already...
What did Prince George wear today? The talented ladies at Prince George Pieces quickly identified his outfit. George looked as cute as ever in the Oliver Baby and Kids Cashmere Cardigan, the £26 Mayoral Navy Blue Shorts, and a pair of adorable Crocs.
13 June 2015
A very special little boy was spotted at Buckingham Palace on the morning of Trooping the Colour.
For George's first Trooping appearance, he wore the same blue outfit with cream lace worn by Prince William for his first Trooping appearance in 1984.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released four photographs of Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
An adorable shot of big brother George with his little sister.
The Duchess took the photos of her children in mid-May at Anmer Hall, when Charlotte would have been around two weeks old. Kate used a Canon EOS 5D Mark II camera.
What did Prince George wear? You may have noticed his outfit is the same one he wore when Prince William took him to meet his little sister at St Mary's Hospital. Rachel Riley's Cord Short and Shirt Set retails for $159 and is available for boys aged six months to two years. George also wore his Amaia socks and Start-Rite 'Jo' navy buckle shoes.
Princess Charlotte was dressed in a knitted ensemble by Spanish brand Irulea. The hand-knit sweater seen below is part of a set Nanny Maria Teresa's mother purchased for the Cambridges.
2 May 2015
On 2 May 2015 Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge was born.
The Duchess was admitted to St Mary's Hospital in the early stages of labour at 6 am. With Prince William by her side she was safely delivered of a baby girl weighing 8 lbs 3 oz at 8.34 am.
Prince George arrived to meet his baby sister.
13 December 2014
The Palace released three new photos of the little Prince to mark Christmas and to show gratitude that he is not photographed going about his daily life.
The photos were taken on the steps of Kensington Palace by Prince Harry's private secretary Ed Lane Fox who used to work as a freelance photographer. George has certainly grown since the last time we saw him and looks very much like his grandfather Mike Middleton.
Another look at the smiling Prince.
George looked incredibly cute in the Cath Kidston Guards vest and Polarn O. Pyret organic cotton bodysuit. The Prince has grown out of his pre-walkers and is now sporting the Jo by Start Rite Shoes.
Prince George's first birthday portraits were taken at the Natural History Museum's 'Sensational Butterflies' exhibition.
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A beautiful shot of the family.
George looked very cute in a navy polo shirt and blue and white stripe overalls by Petit Bateau with reverse straps (with thanks to Prince George Pieces). It appears George wore the brand's Short-Sleeved Cotton Bodysuit underneath his overalls. The little Prince also wore his Early Days 'Alex' Pre-Walker Shoes.
15 June 2014
George attended his first polo match on 15 June, Father's Day. The boisterous ten-month-old joined Kate to support William and Harry at a charity game. The little prince had a wonderful team exploring the grounds and playing with a mallet.
George looked adorable in his red stripe Neck and Neck overall, a white shirt and his Early Days pre-walker shoes.
Prince George looked adorable in a red cardigan, white and pink stripe dungarees and his Early Days Pre-Walkers as he joined his parents to depart Australia. The little prince let out a cry as they boarded the plane. Perhaps he wanted to stay :)
George's overalls are by Neck and Neck (with thanks to What Prince George Wore). The brand has a store at Duke of York Square and it's quite likely Kate purchased it there. It's available for $51.
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Prince George joined his parents at Taronga Zoo in Sydney to view the bilby enclosure named after him. The little prince was very excited.
George looked adorable in the Rachel Riley Striped Jersey Polo and the navy Pocket Shorts. They're available for $69 and $89 respectively. The prince also wore his Early Days Alex Shoes (with thanks to HRH George Pieces). It was an incredibly cute look for George.
For his arrival in Canberra, Prince George wore the Rachel Riley Moss Stitch Cardigan. The $89 dark sky blue cardigan is 100% cotton with pockets.
Prince George looked very cute in a white romper with sailing boats by Les Petites Abeilles for the royals arrival in Sydney. The hand smocked and embroidered design retails for £60.
A very sleepy Prince George departed Wellington, New Zealand with his parents on April 16 looking adorable in his Rachel Riley Dungarees, Trotters Onesie, Early Days Pre-Walkers Shoes and an ivory cardigan.
Prince George attended his first official engagement on April 9 2014 - a playdate at Government House for families who avail of the services of Plunket. The event will be something to look back on in years to come - the first of countless engagements George will undertake.
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The little prince looked darling in the Rachel Riley Sailboat Smocked Dungarees. The navy and ivory cotton dungarees retail for $129 and feature an elasticated waist and adjustable straps which cross over at the back (Oh, the cuteness factor!). Prince George Pieces shared news George also wore the £15 Trotters Milo Body and a pair of £25.99 Early Days Pre-Walkers.
It was confirmed George wore the Early Days Ivory Pre-Walker Shoes. The £27 soft leather shoes feature a flexible sole and a comfortable lightly padded insole. They're available in sizes ranging from 0-18 months.
Before making their way to Wellington for the start of the royal tour, the Cambridges touched down at Sydney where we saw little George kicking and waving in his mother's arms. The little Prince wore a navy onesie and Prince William carried a kangaroo backpack for him. It's from the Save The Koalas Shop. The backpack is described as "perfect for 2-5 year olds, soft and cuddly, comes with its own little joey stitched on so he doesn't get lost". It retails for $12.50.
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Just days before the royal tour of New Zealand and Australia Kate stocked up on a number of casual items for Prince George. Her Royal Highness's purchases included the £14.95 Contrast-Trim Striped Footed One-Piece, the very cute £14.95 lush green Plaid Button-Up Bodysuit and the £6.27 grey and navy Stripe Pants. All very practical and wearable pieces for the little prince.
To mark Mothering Sunday, March 30 2014, the Palace released a new portrait of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Lupo. The informal family portrait was taken at a window in the family's home, Apartment 1A, Kensington Palace by award winning photographer Jason Bell. Eight-month-old George looked adorable in a baby blue cashmere jumper with his name embroidered on it. It was created by Royal Warrant holders Corgi Hoisery. The Carmarthenshire-based company gave it as a gift to Prince Charles to celebrate the birth of his first grandson, who then passed it on to William and Kate.
Prince George and Kate joined the Middleton family for their annual holiday in Mustique in February.
Kate is regularly spotted with Prince George in Kensington Gardens. Which stroller does one choose for a prince? A royal favourite of course. George's stroller is by Silver Cross. Considered the 'world's most exclusive pram' according to the Daily Mail, a Silver Cross has carried The Queen, her children, grandchildren and now her great-grandchild. In fact the Cambridges are such fans of the pram they had it flown up to Scotland during their stay in Balmoral.
The carriages were first created in 1877 by William Wilson and became hugely popular in the 1960s. William's mother Diana spent her early days in the luxury buggy.
Let's take a closer look at George's stroller, the Silver Cross Sleepover Elegance Body in black. No doubt the brand will become even more popular following the royal sighting. The £650 pram is available at John Lewis, a department store we know Kate frequents regularly.
Below we see the stroller in black and cream. It is available at John Lewis.
Below we see the stroller in black and cream. It is available at John Lewis.
It is described this way:
'The Silver Cross Sleepover Elegance Body combines contemporary design with the elegance of the Silver Cross Heritage Range, for the ultimate in baby comfort and style. With a super-snug pram liner and breathable mattress, the lie flat carrycot, that's suitable from birth is finished with the elegant design details associated with Silver Cross.'
A terrific choice!
In December 2013, the Duchess purchased a couple of items fit for a king at the Chelsea branch of London chain Trotters. Kate picked up the aptly named 'George' jumper with a Union Jack on it.
The £34.99 piece is billed as great for "afternoon tea with the Queen":
'Rule, Britannia! The majestic George sweater proudly boasts the Union Jack flag across its centre front as a patriotic statement of Brit cool. Wear with a smart Oxford shirt and preppy chinos for afternoon tea with the Queen.'
Kate reportedly also picked up the £19.99 Guard T-Shirt which is described as the perfect garment for the little boy who dreams of one day becoming a soldier boy. In relaxed marl grey tone, the top features three soldiers with the slogan 'left, right, stop'.
Prince George wore the 'George' jumper for a private press reception at Kensington Palace in March 2013. Apparently he was very well behaved and dribbled quite a bit. Kate also revealed he has "Middleton eyes".
The Christening of Prince George took place on 23 October 2013 at The Chapel Royal, St James's Palace. Twenty-two guests were invited including George's godparents, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, Emilia Jardine-Paterson, Oliver Baker, Zara Tindall, Julia Samuel, Hugh Grosvenor and William van Cutsem.
Prince George wore a hand-made replica of the royal christening robe, made by Angela Kelly, dressmaker to The Queen. The original Honiton lace and satin robe, which is now 172 years old, was last used in 2004 with Lady Louise Windsor being the last royal baby to wear the piece. After years of wear it had become too fragile to use, so in 2008 The Queen commissioned a replica. It features the same length skirt, elaborate collars and bow as its predecessor. The first baby to wear it was was James, Viscount Severn, son of The Earl and Countess of Wessex.
20 August 2013
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released two informal family photographs taken by Michael Middleton as the first official photos of Prince George. The relaxed shots show William and Kate with their son and much-loved dog Lupo in the garden of the Middleton family home in Bucklebury, Berkshire.
Once again Prince George wore his G.H. Hurt and Son Merino Wool Shawl.
His Royal Highness Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge was born at 4.24 p.m. on 22 July 2013 weighing 8 pounds 6 ounces at The Lindo Wing, St Mary's Hospital, Paddington. Our posts on George's arrival can be found HERE, HERE and HERE.
The Prince's first swaddle was the Jungle Jam Print by Australian brand Aden + Anais. The 100% cotton swaddles comes in a four pack for £50 and can also be used as a burp cloth, nursing and strolling cover. George's gorgeous shawl is the £45 Super-Fine Wool Merino Christening Shawl by G.H. Hurt & Son. The company made two dozen shawls for the birth of Prince Charles.
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