British Royal Family

See the hidden tribute to Princess Diana in Princess Charlotte's delightful new birthday portraits

She's looking more like her parents than ever before.

By Maddison Leach
Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge have delighted royal watchers with two new portraits of daughter Princess Charlotte as she marks her seventh birthday.
Snapped by Catherine herself near the family's Norfolk home, the photos show Charlotte dressed in a blue sweater as she sits in a field of bluebells.
Her hair is longer than we've ever seen it and the young royal is even missing a few teeth in the rare new pictures.
Princess Charlotte posed for new portraits as she marks her seventh birthday. (Image: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge)
The significance of the flowers wasn't lost on royal fans, who noted that Princess Diana's signature perfume was Penhaligon's Bluebell, a subtle link to the new photos.
In one, Charlotte can be seen holding a sprig of the blooms delicately in her hands as she beams at her mother behind the camera.
Another captures the young royal sitting amongst the flowers with her arms around her knees, her long hair falling over her shoulders.
Charlotte was snapped in a field of bluebells. (Image: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge)
The family's black cocker spaniel also appears in one of the shots, where Charlotte posed with her arm around the pup's shoulders.
Last year the Cambridges lost their beloved dog Lupo, another cocker spaniel, and later adopted this new pup from Kate's brother James Middleton, who breeds dogs.
Though the family's children – Prince George, Charlotte and Prince Louis – would have been heartbroken to lose a family pet, Charlotte is clearly getting along well with their newest furry family member.
Charlotte grins with her arm around the new family dog. (Image: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge)
Her parents also shared a sweet message alongside the portraits, keeping the caption short as they penned: "Seven tomorrow!"
The new photos have left royal fans wanting more, with many hoping that Kate and William will release another set of portraits on the day of Charlotte's birthday in the UK.
Meanwhile, other fans debated which of her parents the young royal most resembles in these new birthday portraits.
"William's mini-me," one fan commented on the post, another adding " my goodness yes, looks all like her Dad."
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Others disagreed, one writing "she looks very much like the Queen when she was young" while someone else insisted "she still resembles her mum the duchess".
It seems that every year there are new theories about which of her royal relatives Charlotte looks most like, with Princess Diana, the Queen and Prince William's names often thrown into the mix.
Though she has definitely inherited some features from Kate, it's clear that the seven-year-old has plenty of the Windsor genes in her too.