The Royals release new photos of Princess Charlotte to celebrate her first six months

By Kate Hassett

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The Duchess of Cambridge shows off her photography skills, releasing photos of Princess Charlotte, 6 months old.

Two official pictures have been released by Kensington Palace via Twitter on Sunday.

The images, taken by her mother, The Duchess of Cambridge, earlier this month, show the Princess in her family home at Anmer Hall in Norfolk.

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These are the first images of Princess Charlotte that the world has seen since her Christening at St Mary Magdalene Church on the Queen’s Sandringham Estate in Norfolk.

Kensington Palace, which released the photos overnight, said in a statement the royal couple was “delighted to be able to share two new photographs of Princess Charlotte.”

“The Duke and Duchess continue to receive warm messages about Princess Charlotte from all around the world and they hope that everyone enjoys these lovely photos as much as they do,” the statement continued.

Apparently the photos were never meant to make it into the public eye, but the Duchess had a change of heart. Wanting to thank the British press for their ongoing support and respectfulness of her family’s privacy, the photos were released as a ‘thank you’.

“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very grateful for the support they have received when it comes to their children and wanted to share these very charming pictures taken by the Duchess. It is something they intend to continue to do,” a royal aide said.

Kate is an accomplished amateur photographer, taking an adorable photo of her children George, aged two, and Charlotte – just a few short weeks after her daughter was born on May 2.

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge
HRH The Duchess of Cambridge

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