Snapped by her adoring mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, this is little Princess Charlotte at six months old.

Not seen in public since her christening in July, two photographs of the fourth in line to the throne have today been released by Kensington Palace as a thank you to the British media for giving William and Kate’s children the chance to grow up away from the spotlight.

With her thick brunette hair, Charlotte is very much her mother’s daughter, in contrast to her elder brother, Prince George, two, who has inherited his father’s blonde locks.

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The little princess, who has blue eyes, can be seen sitting unaided in a green checked armchair and in one shot is smiling at a toy puppy. 

Charlotte is wearing a floral dress with a white frilled collar, believed to be a Liberty print, although the designer has not released by Kensington Palace. This is coordinated with pale pink wool tights, £11 from Amaia Kids, and a pink cardigan on top – with the top button fastened. It is understood that neither William or Kate want to start releasing details of their children’s outfits.

Babies of Charlotte’s age are making major strides in their development and the princess appears to have reached some of her targets – sitting up, laughing and engrossed with the world, and is likely to be gurgling and able to roll around unaided. 

Facially she bears a striking resemblance to her brother, Prince George, with her mother’s hair and eyes. 

Kensington Palace said in a statement: ‘The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to be able to share two new photographs of Princess Charlotte.

‘They were taken by The Duchess in early November at their home in Norfolk.

‘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.’

Source: Dailymail