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Prince William, Kate release first official Princess Charlotte photos

Prince William and Kate release first official photo of Princess Charlotte

 

Britain's royal family has released the first official photos of month-old Princess Charlotte, photographed by her mother in the arms of elder brother Prince George.

Kensington Palace issued four images Saturday, taken by the Duchess of Cambridge in mid-May at Anmer Hall, the family's home in eastern England.

They show Charlotte propped on a pillow, cradled by George, who turns 2 in July. Charlotte wears a white sweater, the prince a white top trimmed in blue.

Britain's royals have been photographed by some of the world's leading photographers. But Prince William and Kate are continuing a more informal tradition begun two years ago with the first official portrait of Prince George, taken by his grandfather Michael Middleton.

Charlotte was born May 2 and is fourth in line to the throne.