Princess Charlotte turns eight today, and as part of the celebrations, her parents have released a new picture to mark the occasion. Kensington Palace uploaded the new photo to social media with the caption, “wishing Princess Charlotte a very happy birthday”.
The delightful snapshot shows the birthday girl sitting on a white rattan chair wearing a cream floral top. It was taken by her mother, the Princess of Wales, at Windsor this past weekend.
It appears Charlotte celebrated her birthday over the weekend. She was spotted with her mother and a group of friends at a performance of Cinderella by The Royal Ballet and the National Ballet of Canada at the Royal Opera House in London.
Video footage circled on social media showing Princess Charlotte and her friends taking to the stage at the end of the performance (which I have chosen not to share). In the clip, Charlotte poses for photographs with the ballerinas as she carries a light up star wand.
Charlotte’s love of dance is well documented! At an engagement in 2017, William and Kate chatted with ballerina Tamara Rojo, the then-English National Ballet director, about Princess Diana and her fervent passion for dance. During the discussion, the two parents revealed that even at the tender age of two, Princess Charlotte shared a similar enthusiasm. Kate fondly remarked, “she absolutely loves it.”