Photos of 6-month-old Princess Charlotte have been released by Kensington Palace to mark her milestone.
The two pictures were taken by Princess Charlotte’s mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, at their family home, Anmer Hall in Norfolk.
Photo HRH The Duchess of Cambridge
Kate Middleton also took a joint portrait of her two children – Prince George, aged 2, and Princess Charlotte – a few weeks after her daughter was born in May.
The last time Princess Charlotte was seen in public was in July during her christening.
Photo HRH The Duchess of Cambridge
In a statement Kensington Palace said: “The duke and duchess continue to receive warm messages about Princess Charlotte from all around the world and they hope that everyone enjoys these lovely photos as much as they do.”
Kensington Palace has issued an appeal to world media not to publish unauthorized images of Prince George as paparazzi harassment of the third in line to the UK throne has increased and photographers’ tactics are becoming increasingly dangerous.
Some paparazzi had gone to “extreme lengths” to take pictures and “a line has been crossed”, the palace said.
It wants to “inform discussion” on unauthorized photography of children.
The Kensington Palace said a small number of media organizations, mostly in Germany, France, Australia, New Zealand and the US, had published photos of two-year-old Prince George in “unacceptable circumstances”.
However, it said the “vast majority”, and all UK publications, had refused.
The palace says in recent months, photographers have:
Used long range lenses to photograph Kate Middleton playing with her son in private parks
Monitored the movements of Prince George and his nanny around London parks, as well as the movements of other household staff
Photographed the children of private individuals visiting Prince William and Kate Middleton’s home
Pursued cars leaving family homes
Used other children to draw Prince George into view around playgrounds
Hidden on private property in fields and woodland locations around Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Norfolk home
Obscured themselves in sand dunes on a rural beach to take photos of Prince George playing with his grandmother
Placed locations near the home of Kate Middleton’s parents in Berkshire under steady surveillance
The palace said the most recent incident, which was last week, involved a photographer who was discovered by police lying down in the boot of a rented car attempting to shoot photos outside a children’s play area.
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Kensington Palace tweeted: “The Duke and Duchess want to extend their thanks for the kind and supportive messages they have received in recent months.
“They have been delighted to share photos of their children and will continue to do so in the months and years ahead.
“Yet undercover paparazzi continue to pursue their children, selling images of Prince George to international publications.”
In the published letter, Kensington Palace communications secretary Jason Knauf said Prince George had become the paparazzi’s “number one target”.
He said: “It is of course upsetting that such tactics – reminiscent as they are of past surveillance by groups intent on doing more than capturing images – are being deployed to profit from the image of a two-year-old boy.
“In a heightened security environment such tactics are a risk to all involved.
“The worry is that it will not always be possible to quickly distinguish between someone taking photos and someone intending to do more immediate harm.”
Jason Knauf said Prince William and Kate Middleton wanted Prince George and his sister Princess Charlotte “to be free to play in public and semi-public spaces with other children without being photographed”.
They want to give their children a childhood that is “free from harassment and surveillance”, he said.
The Metropolitan Police said in a statement: “The covert actions of photographers have at times caused concerns during police protection operations when they have been considered a possible security threat.
“Photographers are potentially putting themselves at risk from armed intervention where our armed officers perceive a risk to the personal safety of their principal, the public and themselves.”
Kensington Palace has released four official photos of the christening of Princess Charlotte.
In one photo took by Mario Testino, Princess Charlotte is pictured with her mother and father, Prince William and Kate Middleton, and brother Prince George.
The pictures were taken immediately after Princess Charlotte, the fourth in line to the UK’s throne, was christened at a church on the Sandringham estate on July 5.
Among the photos is a group picture of Princess Charlotte’s immediate family.
That image was taken in the drawing room of Queen Elizabeth’s private Norfolk residence.
A Kensington Palace spokesman said: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their whole family had a wonderful day on Sunday and were delighted to share the special occasion with the thousands of people who came to Sandringham.
“They are very happy to share these photographs and hope that everyone enjoys them as much as they do.”
Celebrity photographer Mario Testino has previously taken pictures of Princes William and Harry with their father, the Prince of Wales, and he took Kate and Will’s engagement pictures.
The identity of Princess Charlotte’s godparents will be revealed when the royal baby is christened on Sunday, July 5, at the church of St Mary Magdalene, Sandringham, with fewer than 30 guests.
Several thousand members of the public are expected to take up Prince William and Kate Middleton’s invitation to share in the day by standing in a paddock outside the churchyard.
They will have the opportunity to see Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George and Princess Charlotte together in public for the first time.
Princess Charlotte will wear the same christening gown her brother wore when he was baptized in October 2013 – a replica of the gown that Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter wore for her christening in 1841.
Many Brits and the media have been betting Kate Middleton’s sister, Pippa Middleton, and Prince William’s brother, Prince Harry, will be among the half-dozen godparents likely to be announced on the day of ceremony.
Pippa Middleton will be there but not Prince Harry who is in Africa on a conservation mission.
The London Telegraph reported that 30-year-old Prince Harry had been one of the favorites to be chosen as a godparent, having missed out on fulfilling the role for his first-born nephew, but after learning he would not be needed for the ceremony he embarked on a three-month trip to Africa at the end of June.
Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana was born May 2. She is the second child of Prince William and Kate Middleton and the younger sister to Prince George, who turns 2 this month. She is also the fifth great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh. Princess Charlotte is fourth-in-line to the throne of the world’s most famous monarchy.
The ceremony will be conducted by the head of the Church of England, Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Reverend Justin Welby.
Afterward, the party will return to Sandringham House for tea with the Queen, plus the assembling for the official christening portrait by celebrity portrait photographer Mario Testino.
Princess Charlotte will be christened on Sunday, July 5, at a ceremony attended by Queen Elizabeth II and other senior members of the Royal Family in Norfolk.
Prince William and Kate Middleton, Prince George and Princess Charlotte will appear as a family of four in public for the first time at the baptism.
Other guests will include the Prince Charles and Camilla Bowels as well as Kate Middleton’s parents.
The ceremony will take place at the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham.
The baptism, conducted by Archbishop of Canterbury the Most Reverend Justin Welby, will be held in private.
Members of the public will be allowed into the area outside the church – known as the paddock – to see Princess Charlotte and other royals arrive and depart.
Charlotte’s godparents will be announced ahead of the service.
Other guests will include the Duke of Edinburgh and Kate Middleton’s two siblings – Pippa and James Middleton.
Like Prince George, Princess Charlotte will be christened in a replica of the lace and satin christening gown made for Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter, Victoria, the princess royal, in 1841.
Princess Charlotte will be christened using the ornate silver gilt Lily Font which is usually on show as part of the crown jewels at the Tower of London.
Norfolk police are expecting large crowds near the 16th century church and have urged people to arrive early for the opening of the paddock gates at 15:00 BST. The ceremony is due to start at 16:30.
Anyone bringing flowers will be asked to give them to representatives of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, where Kate Middleton is a patron, who will then take them to hospices in the region.
A Kensington Palace spokesman said: “The duke and duchess are hugely grateful for the warm wishes they have received since Princess Charlotte’s birth – many of them from local people in Norfolk – and are delighted the paddock can be opened on the day of the christening.”
Prince Harry will be among those missing from the ceremony. He is currently spending three months in Africa.
St Mary Magdalene is the church used by Queen Elizabeth when she is resident on her private estate.
Archbishop Welby will give an address. He will be supported by The Reverend Canon Jonathan Riviere, the Rector of the Sandringham group of parishes.
Mario Testino has been asked by Prince William and Kate Middleton to take the official photographs after the service.
Prince George has joined Queen Elizabeth II and members of the Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for an RAF flypast to mark the Queen’s official birthday.
It was Prince George’s first balcony appearance, which traditionally follows the Trooping the Colour.
It is also the first time Queen Elizabeth has been seen at her birthday celebrations with her heir and heirs apparent.
More than 1,000 soldiers took part in the traditional display of army drill, music and horsemanship.
Twenty three-month old Prince George waved as the Red Arrows took part in a flypast that was largely reduced because of poor weather.
Queen Elizabeth and Duke of Edinburgh earlier travelled by carriage from Buckingham Palace to Horse Guards Parade where the parade took place.
Kate Middleton, meanwhile, made her first public appearance since she left hospital following the birth of Princess Charlotte.
Prince George was earlier pictured in a palace window, from where he appeared to be enjoying the pageantry.
There was no sign of Princess Charlotte but other guests at the event included UK’s PM David Cameron and his wife Samantha.
It is the 63rd time Queen Elizabeth has attended a birthday parade, a record unmatched by any monarch.
Joined by other senior royals, the Queen inspected 1,100 soldiers of the Household Division at Horse Guards Parade.
Earlier, the Prince of Wales, who is Colonel of the Welsh Guards; the Princess Royal, Colonel of the Blues and Royals; and the Duke of Cambridge, Colonel of the Irish Guards, rode on horseback in the procession to Horse Guards.
Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry, meanwhile, travelled together to the ceremony in a horse-drawn carriage.
The Duke of York rode in a carriage with his daughters Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, and the Duke of Kent and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester were in the final coach.
The Earl and Countess of Wessex are away representing the Queen at the wedding of Prince Carl Philip of Sweden to former reality star Sofia Hellqvist.
The procession was accompanied by a Sovereign’s Escort of the Household Cavalry, made up of Life Guards and Blues and Royals, in their silver and gold breastplates and plumed helmets.
The Color paraded on Horse Guards this year was the flag of the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards.
The Prince of Wales Company, 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, trooped the Queen’s Color presented to them by the monarch at Windsor Castle in April.
The Household Division Bands and Corps of Drums also took part, as are the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery who, following the parade, will fire a 41-gun salute in Green Park to mark the Queen’s official birthday.
Kensington Palace has released a series of pictures of Prince George and his little sister, Princess Charlotte.
The four pictures show Princess Charlotte being cradled by her elder brother as they sit on a couch at Anmer Hall in Norfolk, their family home with their royal parents, Prince William and Kate Middleton.
The photos were taken by their mother, Kate Middleton, just weeks after Princess Charlotte was born on May 2.
In each of the pictures, Princess Charlotte is lying on Prince George’s lap, wearing white. The prince is wearing a white shirt, blue shorts and blue socks.
In one, Prince George appears to be kissing his sister on the forehead.
Prince William, Kate Middleton and their children have been at Anmer Hall since leaving London shortly after the birth of Princess Charlotte.
The royal couple is expected to be based there for the next few years as they raise Princess Charlotte and Prince George, who is almost two, with the help of a full-time nanny.
Photography is listed as one of Kate Middleton’s hobbies in her biography on the royal website. The pictures were taken on a Canon EOS 5D Mark II camera.
The first official images of Prince George, released in 2013, were taken by Kate Middleton’s father, Michael Middleton, in the garden of their home in Bucklebury, Berkshire.
On June 5, it was announced Princess Charlotte will be christened on Sunday, July 5, at St Mary Magdalene Church at the Queen’s Sandringham estate.
Princess Charlotte was born on May 2 at London’s St Mary’s Hospital, weighing 8lbs 3oz.
Kensington Palace has released the first official photo of Princess Charlotte with her older brother, Prince George.
The palace tweeted the image of the royal siblings on June 6, having earlier described it as “very special”.
The picture is the first of four photos of Princess Charlotte that will be released Saturday, June 6. The candid shots were taken by the princess’ mother, Kate Middleton, who has a reputation as a “keen photographer,” at Anmer Hall, the family’s home in Norfolk.
On June 5, Kensington Palace announced that Princess Charlotte would be christened on July 5 by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Princess Charlotte’s christening will take place at St Mary Magdalene Church on the Queen’s Sandringham estate in Norfolk.
Prince William and Kate Middleton’s second child was born on May 2 at London’s St Mary’s Hospital, weighing 8lbs 3oz.
Princess Charlotte is the fourth in line to the UK’s throne and her full name has been registered as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge.
Princess Charlotte and her parents, Kate Middleton and Prince William, have left Kensinton Palace for their Norfolk home, Anmer Hall.
They will spend the first few weeks of Princess Charlotte’s life at their recently-refurbished Georgian mansion.
Prince William is beginning two weeks’ paternity leave from his job as an air ambulance helicopter pilot.
Queen Elizabeth II first met her new great-granddaughter this week when she visited Kensington Palace.
Princess Charlotte’s brother, 21-month-old Prince George, was with Prince William and Kate Middelton for the journey to Anmer Hall, where the couple will adjust to life with two young children.
Kate Middleton and Prince William are expected to be based at Anmer Hall – on the Queen’s Sandringham estate – for the next few years as they raise Princess Charlotte and Prince George, who is almost two, with the help of a full-time nanny.
The couple recently undertook major renovations of the mansion, including a new roof and kitchen and the creation of a garden room and quarters for the nanny.
The majority of the renovation costs were paid for by the Royal Family from private funds.
Princess Charlotte was born on May 2nd at London’s St Mary’s Hospital, weighing 8lbs 3oz.
Kate Middleton has given birth to a girl at St Mary’s Hospital in London on May 2nd.
The name of the baby will be announced in due course, the Kensington Palace said.
There has been much speculation about the princess’s name, with Alice being the favorite with several bookmakers. Charlotte, Elizabeth and Diana have also been popular with punters.
Prince George’s name was announced two days after his birth, which is a relatively quick turnaround compared with previous royal babies.
Prince William’s name was announced after 7 days in 1982, and there was a wait of a month following Prince Charles’s birth in 1948.
The new royal will not be overtaken in the line of succession by any future younger brothers.
Under new rules which came into force in March, male bias was removed from the succession rules.
She will also be known as the Princess of Cambridge after a Letter Patent was issued by Queen Elizabeth II.
It declared: “All the children of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales should have and enjoy the style, title and attribute of royal highness with the titular dignity of prince or princess prefixed to their Christian names or with such other titles of honor”.
The princess will also be able to marry a Roman Catholic without losing her place in line to the throne.
Prince George has visited his newborn sister at St Mary’s Hospital, in London.
Prince William, who was present for the birth of the 8lbs 3oz (3.7kg) baby girl, brought his 21-month-old son to the hospital.
The Duke of Cambridge told the waiting crowds the couple were “very happy”.
It is the first time Prince George has been officially seen in public in the UK since he left the same hospital as a newborn in 2013.
Kate Middleton has given birth to a girl at 08:34 BST, Kensington Palace has announced.
The newborn princess is fourth in line to the throne.
Both Kate Middleton and her daughter are “doing well”, Kensington Palace said.
The name of the baby will be announced in due course.
Prince Charles, who had earlier said he was hoping for a granddaughter, and his wife Camilla said they were “absolutely delighted”.
Kate Middleton had been admitted to the private Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, west London, at 06:00 BST.
The birth announcement came just after 11:00 BST.
The statement from Kensington Palace added: “The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with the news.”
The newborn princess joins the line of succession behind her grandfather Prince Charles, father Prince William and brother Prince George, who was born at the same hospital in July 2013.
The princess is Queen Elizabeth II’s fifth great-grandchild.
Hundreds of well wishers have gathered outside St Mary’s Hospital to catch a first glimpse of the new princess.
There has been lots of speculation about a name from small girls in the crowd, from Disney-inspired Belle and Ariel to Alex, Stella and Rose.
A large number of journalists, photographers and broadcasters had gathered after the announcement that Kate Middleton was in labor.
Following the announcement of the birth, standing on the steps of the Lindo Wing, unofficial town crier Tony Appleton told crowds: “We welcome with humble duty the new baby of their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Kate Middleton has given birth to a girl, Kensington Palace has announced on May 2nd.
The newborn – who is fourth in line to the throne – was “safely delivered” at 08:34 BST, the palace said in a statement.
Prince William was present for the birth of the baby, who weighs 8lbs 3oz (3.7kg).
Both Kate Middleton and her daughter are “doing well”, the statement added.
The Duchess of Cambridge had earlier been admitted to the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital where Prince George was born in July 22, 2013.
The statement from Kensington Palace added: “The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with the news.”
The royal baby girl joins the line of succession behind her grandfather Prince Charles, father Prince William and brother Prince George.
Asked when she is expecting, Kate Middleton said her baby is not due until late April.
The Duchess of Cambridge said at a children’s center last month: “I’m due mid-April, to the end of April. Not long to go now.”
However, according to an unconfirmed report, Kate Middleton has been told her due date is April 25, The Telegraph reported.
Her final public engagements before she gives birth were carried out on March 27 in South London, suggesting late April is more likely than mid-April.
Other sources suggested that Kate Middleton’s due date was April 23, meaning she is already several days overdue and could be discussing the possibility of being induced with her doctors.
The royal baby could arrive on Prince William and Kate Middleton’s fourth wedding anniversary, on April 29.
Kate Middleton announced her second pregnancy on September 8, and there have been several clues that suggest a brother or sister for Prince George may not arrive until the end of April or even the beginning of May.
Kensington Palace announced the month of Kate Middleton’s due date on October 20, 2014, suggesting the Duchess had reached the 12-week stage of her pregnancy shortly before that date.
That would mean that Kate Middleton had been due to give birth around April 20.
Prince William and Kate Middleton’s lawyers have asked a photographer to “cease harassing” Prince George and his nanny.
A Kensington Palace statement said they were prompted to take action after the man was spotted near 14-month-old Prince George in a central London park.
The statement said: “No parent would tolerate the suspicion of someone pursuing and harassing their child and carer.”
Prince William and Kate Middleton are not taking legal action at this stage.
The man had been warned off last week by royal protection officers and that he had also been spoken to “over a number of years” about his behavior.
Since his birth in July 2013, Prince William and Kate Middleton have posed for a number of official photographs with Prince George (photo Jason Bell)
The Kensington Palace statement added: “There is reason to suspect that the individual may have been placing Prince George under surveillance and monitoring his daily routines for a period of time.
“The duke and duchess understand the particular public role that Prince George will one day inherit but while he is young, he must be permitted to lead as ordinary a life as possible.”
Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo was named as the prince’s nanny in March when the palace appealed for her privacy to be respected.
Since his birth in July 2013, Prince William and Kate Middleton have posed for a number of official photographs with Prince George.
Prince George has also been pictured accompanying his parents on state visits and with the palace’s consent at other events.
The Independent Press Standards Organization (IPSO) editors’ code of practice states that young children “must not be interviewed or photographed on issues involving their own or another child’s welfare unless a custodial parent or similarly responsible adult consents”.
IPSO replaced the defunct Press Complaints Commission last month.
Prince George celebrated his first birthday on Tuesday, July 22, with a tea party at Kensington Palace.
According to royal reports, Queen Elizabeth II has chosen a priceless gift for Prince George, from the Royal Collection, while first-edition Beatrix Potter books are also on the birthday boy’s thank-you list.
Wooden toys, including a train set spelling out George’s name, are said to be proudly on display in the nursery. Over the course of the day, Prince George has received countless gifts from stores and companies around the country.
Prince George celebrated his first birthday on July 22 with a tea party at Kensington Palace (photo PA)
My 1st Years, an online store that specializes in personalized goods, sent Prince George a hamper containing miniature Ugg boots with his name on them, a personalized pair of sneakers, and a smart blue-and-white striped shirt.
Celebrities have also sent plenty of gifts. Victoria and David Beckham, who were guests at the wedding, are said to have sent designer clothes over to the palace, while celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and his clothes designer wife, Jools Oliver, who has her own line for Mothercare, have reportedly sent Prince George a collection of collared onesies and a new pair of navy cruiser shoes. Mothercare has also reportedly sent Prince George his very own plastic Kensington Palace, complete with a figurine of himself.
A very special bottle of Pinot Noir from the Central Otagowine region in Queenstown, New Zealand, which Prince William and Kate Middleton visited in April, has also been sent to Kensington Palace. The magnum of Pinot Noir harvested the year the prince was born will be laid down in the cellars for George’s 18th birthday.
Prince William and Kate Middleton have released new pictures as Prince George Alexander Louis celebrates his first birthday.
Two new pictures of the third in line to the throne have been released to mark the occasion on Tuesday, July 22.
One shows Prince George transfixed by a butterfly, while a second shows him with his mother and father, staring at an object above their heads.
Prince William and Kate Middleton have released new pictures as Prince George Alexander Louis celebrates his first birthday (photo PA/John Stillwell)
The pictures were taken a few weeks ago at London’s Natural History Museum by the Press Association’s John Stillwell.
In a statement, Prince William and Kate Middleton thanked people for their “warm and generous good wishes”.
The couple said: “We would like to take this opportunity on George’s first birthday to thank everyone over the last year, wherever we have met them, both at home and overseas, for their warm and generous good wishes to George and our family.”
Prince William and Kate Middleton are expected to hold a birthday party for the young prince on Tuesday at their Kensington Palace apartment.