New photos of Princess Charlotte to celebrate her first birthday.

Princess Charlotte turns one today, and the Palace have released four new photos of her.

The photos were taken in April 2016 by Kate Middleton, budding amateur photographer.

These are not the first photos taken by the Duchess of Cambridge, and released to the public. She also took a series of relaxed portraits of George and Charlotte together in the first months after Charlotte’s birth.

In the lead up to Charlotte’s first birthday, British tabloid The Mirror writes that her father, Prince William says she is an easy going, relaxed baby. “Charlotte is very easy, she is sweet. But all the fathers say to me ‘just you wait, when they get to nine or 11 they get crazy’. I’m looking forward to it. There will be some drama.”

The Mirror also reports the couple celebrated Charlotte’s birth with a $7000 (AUD) pair of earrings featuring diamonds, tourmaline and amethyst. 

The Duchess took these pictures of her daughter in April at their home in Norfolk. ???? copyright HRH The Duchess of Cambridge. A photo posted by Kensington Palace (@kensingtonroyal) on May 1, 2016 at 3:02am PDT


It’s also reported that Charlotte is a better sleeper than George and that the Queen is “smitten” with the little girl. And with the cleanest one-year-old cheeks I’ve ever seen, I can’t say I blame her.

Want to reminisce on the photos the Royals released for George’s birthday last year? Watch the video below.