See How Princess Charlotte's First Portrait Stacks Up Against George's (No Dogs This Time!)
While much has changed since then – including the addition of a new little princess! – there are plenty of similarities between Charlotte’s first official portrait and George’s.
With George’s photo, the royals broke with tradition and skipped hiring a professional photographer to capture the moment. Instead they kept things in the family and had Kate’s father, Michael Middleton, snap the two shots at the Middletons’ estate in Bucklebury, England.
Once again, the Cambridges took a low-key route for their newest portrait, with Kate herself photographing the first official photos of Charlotte. The new pictures were also taken in a familiar place – the couple’s country home, Anmer Hall, in Norfolk, England.
Related Video: Tribute to Mum: Prince William and Princess Kate Name Their Baby Girl Charlotte Elizabeth Diana
Beyond the absence of Kate and Will – not to mention the family’s cocker spaniel, Lupo (who has become quite the fixture in the Cambridges’ family pictures) and the Middletons’ dog Tilly – another contrast is location.
Charlotte’s pictures were all taken inside, offering us a rare (if not-too-revealing) glimpse behind the walls of the family’s home. George’s pictures, taken in the Middletons’ backyard, evoked a more casual feel.
Another big break from George’s photos is how Charlotte’s pictures were released. Instead of sending out pictures through the Press Association, which is the royal standard, the family first shared a picture on their official social media accounts.
Want to keep up with the latest royals coverage? Click here to subscribe to the Royals Newsletter.