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Princess Charlotte Looks So Grown Up in a New Birthday Portrait Snapped By Mom Kate Middleton

Today is Princess Charlotte’s 8th birthday, and following tradition, Kensington Palace has released a new photo of the young royal. Captured by mom Kate Middleton, the photographer behind nearly all birthday portraits of her three kids, Princess Charlotte looks more grown up than ever — and so much like dad Prince William.

The palace’s statement accompanying the photo reads, “The Prince and Princess of Wales are delighted to share a new photograph of Princess Charlotte ahead of her eighth birthday.” The little girl is seen sitting in a high-backed wicker chair wearing a frilly white dress with sprigs of colorful flowers embroidered throughout the material. Her long brown hair is worn down in waves, blowing in the breeze, and she appears to be mid-laugh, showing off a gap-tooth smile that’s so similar to Prince William’s around the same age.

Princess Kate’s previous birthday portrait of Charlotte was captured at the family’s country home Anmer Hall in Norfolk. The then-7-year-old sat in a field of wildflowers with one arm around a black dog while clutching a few plucked flowers in her opposite hand. She wore the same mid-laugh smile, along with a cornflower blue sweater and dark blue pants.

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