Other than the fact that she's adorable, of course

By Diana Pearl
Updated September 02, 2015 11:40 AM
Credit: Mario Testino /Art Partner

Four months fly by when you’re living the princess life!

Four months ago, on May 2, the world first met the newest royal on the steps of London’s St. Mary’s Hospital as Princess Charlotte made her public debut with her parents, Prince William and Princess Kate.

And although Charlotte has been mostly out of sight since (hanging at Amner Hall with her big brother George!), thanks to her family and friends, we’ve gotten a few extra glimpses of the little princess. Here’s what we’ve learned about the 4-month-old – so far!

1. She’s making things easier on her parents than her brother did.
Prince George has been called a live wire and a little monkey – which is parent code for “never sleeps” and “never stops.” But Geoff Bradley, a guest at an afternoon tea at Clarence House, revealed that Prince Charles told him that Charlotte was a fairly mellow baby: “He was saying Princess Charlotte does sleep through the night and it was much easier on mum than Prince George.” Of course, this comes a few weeks after William told members of the England women’s soccer team that he’d had “a few sleepless nights” – luckily for him, they didn’t last too long.

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2. She already has tons of toys.
He was in Australia for her birth, but when uncle Prince Harry returned home to meet his new niece, he came bearing “a hell of a lot of cuddly toys” to make up for his delayed appearance.

3. She brings her family closer.
With both the Middleton and the Windsor families showing up in full force for Charlotte’s christening, there’s no doubt that Will and Kate’s newborn is bonding the families even more – and those who’ve seen them together agree. “It was very heartwarming to see the close relationship between them all,” Mario Testino, who photographed the christening, said.

4. She’s pretty close to perfect.
If you take the word of her father, Princess Charlotte is perfectly angelic. When asked about the new addition to his young family in an interview in July, William said of his new daughter, “She’s been a little joy of heaven.” Agreed!

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