She is the cheeky little princess who has already wrapped her father around her little finger. And believe it, Charlotte will be five tomorrow!
On the occasion of her birthday, Kensington Palace released new pictures of Charlotte helping her parents deliver home-made pasta to vulnerable Norfolk residents who were isolated from the coronavirus earlier this week – a royal “meal on will,” you might say.
With her dark curls and eyes, Charlotte is in many ways the likeness of her mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, as a young girl. But that mischievous smile is Prince William everywhere.
The new commemorative portraits were taken, as usual, by enthusiastic amateur snapper Kate, 38, earlier this week between school hours in Note Hall, the family̵
On the occasion of her birthday, Kensington Palace released new pictures of Charlotte helping her parents deliver home-made pasta (left and right) to vulnerable Norfolk residents who were isolated from the corona virus earlier this week – a royal “meal on Wills”, you could say
The new commemorative portraits (left and right) were taken as usual earlier this week by enthusiastic amateur snapper Kate (38) between school hours in Note Hall, the family’s Norfolk home on the Queen’s Sandringham estate
The whole family helped out with a local initiative launched by the monarch’s staff who prepared and delivered meals to pensioners and the needy in the region during the closure.
Around 1,000 meals were served in the first week alone, and the program has been running for five weeks.
This time the cambridges rustled, all enthusiastic cooks, homemade pasta, which they cut into 12 large sacks and tied with raffia to add to the grocery packages. According to sources, all children – even little Louis, two – were involved.
The next day, the family – Charlotte, elegantly dressed in a black and white checked dress with gray tights and black Mary Jane shoes – helped load sacks of fresh produce from the Sandringham Visitors’ Center into a van.
According to sources, William, Kate, Charlotte and George drove around the area for two and a half hours to deliver food to the needy.
According to sources, William, Kate, Charlotte and George (pictured with the children who clapped in the BBC Children In Need’s Big Night In on April 23 for the NHS) spent two and a half hours driving around the area and the needy Deliver food
The princess can even be seen in a picture that proudly knocks on the door of an elderly resident with her treats and stands on a mat that reads “Welcome home, wipe your feet”.
A surprised local said, “They were soaked when it rained, but I think they just wanted to do their bit.”
Other royal residences have been involved in similar initiatives: Balmoral’s housekeeping team made face masks and laundry bags for the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
And in Windsor Castle, where the queen lives because of the ban, they made scrubs, wash bags, headbands, and scrub hats for NHS workers in hospitals, including nearby Frimley Park.
William and Kate recently spoke about how difficult it was for them, like most parents, to explain to their young family what was going on in the country.
William and Kate (pictured in a video call to Casterton Primary Academy employees in Burnley last month) recently spoke about how difficult it was for them, like most parents, to explain to their young family what was going on in the country
But they’ve got them involved in positive initiatives like weekly clapping for caregivers and now the royal meals on wheels.
Like most fathers, 37-year-old William has a special weakness for his little daughter.
“Yes, she is beautiful – just like my wife,” he said earlier this year to a benefactor in Wales after saying that Charlotte was her “favorite queen”. But that doesn’t mean that she is spoiled.
While she loves art, crafts, modeling, and of course the recent craze for “slime,” she is not averse to kicking a soccer ball with her brothers or covering herself with mud.
The little princess also has a mischievous trail – she is known to stick her tongue out when she spotted her grandfather Michael Middleton in the crowd last summer at the King’s Cup regatta.
And most of them were totally enchanted when they saw her carefree jumping around her mother’s show garden in Chelsea last year.
Last night, Kensington Palace said in a statement: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to share four new photos of Princess Charlotte before their fifth birthday.
“The photos were taken in April by the Duchess at the Sandringham estate, where the family helped pack and deliver groceries for isolated retirees.”