New photos of Princess Charlotte released ahead of her 4th birthday

Princess Charlotte is the second oldest child of Prince William and Kate.

May 1, 2019, 5:30 PM

Princess Charlotte is turning four and her parents, Prince William and Kate, shared three new photographs of the young royal to celebrate.

The photographs of Charlotte, William and Kate's middle child, were taken in April by Kate at the family's Anmer Hall home in Norfolk, according to Kensington Palace.

They show Charlotte smiling and enjoying the outdoors, from sitting on the grass in a flowered dress to running with a yellow flower in hand and sitting on a fence.

PHOTO: Britain's Princess Charlotte poses for a photo taken by her mother, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, at their home in Norfolk, Britain in April and released May 1, 2019, to mark her fourth birthday.
Britain's Princess Charlotte poses for a photo taken by her mother, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, at their home in Norfolk, Britain in April and released May 1, 2019, to mark her fourth birthday.
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Charlotte has been seen before in family photos and stealing the show as a bridesmaid at royal weddings, but she has the stage all to herself in these new photos.

PHOTO: Britain's Princess Charlotte poses for a photo taken by her mother, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, at their home in Norfolk, Britain in April and released May 1, 2019, to mark her fourth birthday.
Britain's Princess Charlotte poses for a photo taken by her mother, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, at their home in Norfolk, Britain in April and released May 1, 2019, to mark her fourth birthday.
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It was just over one year ago that the adorable young royal posed for photos on the steps of Kensington Palace on her first day of preschool.

Since then, Charlotte has become a big sister to Prince Louis, who was seen in new photographs released just last month for his first birthday.

PHOTO: Princess Charlotte of Cambridge attends the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Oct. 12, 2018, in Windsor, England.
Princess Charlotte of Cambridge attends the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Oct. 12, 2018, in Windsor, England.
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She will also soon gain a cousin for the first time on her dad's side. Charlotte's aunt, Duchess Meghan, is due to give birth any day to her first child with Prince Harry, meaning the cousins will have a lot to celebrate each May.

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