New Photo of Princess Charlotte Shared by Palace Ahead of Her Second Birthday

Princess Charlotte turns 2
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This little royal is growing up before our eyes! In honor of Princess Charlotte's second birthday on May 2, her family has shared a new photo -- and it might be her cutest look yet. The adorable tot has changed so much from the last photos we saw of her in her Christmas finery, and she looks more darling than ever. 

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Of course, we've been hoping the royals would post some stunning pics they way they did for Prince George's second birthday. But so far, we've only seen the one above, which Kensington Palace shared via its Instagram account. The photo, in which the blue-eyed beauty sports a fair isle sweater adorned with fluffy sheep, is captioned: 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to share a new photograph of Princess Charlotte to mark her second birthday tomorrow. [Balloon emoji] 

The photograph was taken in April by The Duchess at their home in Norfolk.

The Duke and Duchess are very pleased to share this photograph as they celebrate Princess Charlotte's second birthday.
Their Royal Highnesses would like to thank everyone for all of the lovely messages they have received, and hope that everyone enjoys this photograph of Princess Charlotte as much as they do.

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We're not surprised that Kate took this photo. We know the duchess has a knack for capturing fabulous portraits of her adorable children. After all, that's how she received an honorary membership to the Royal Photographic Society.

We can only hope she's got even more planned for Charlotte's official big day.  

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Though many have said that Charlotte is her great grandmother's mini-me, we can see the little princess taking after her mom in that her hair looks perfect. 

We love how her blue bow adds just the right pop of color to the pic. 

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Of course, this should be just the first of many fantastic photos of the royals this May. In addition to Charlotte's birthday, the family will celebrate the wedding of Kate's younger sister, Pippa, who is preparing to walk down the aisle later this month. 

We can't wait to see George and Charlotte, who've been tapped for big roles in Aunt Pippa and soon-to-be uncle James Matthew's nuptials. George will serve as page boy, while Charlotte will be a bridesmaid.

Wonder if Charlotte will get a mini-updo. No matter what she does, this little lady can't seem to look anything other than precious. Happy birthday, Charlotte! 

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