Kate Middleton and Prince William celebrated their only daughter’s big day by releasing three portraits of the young royal on Sunday, a day ahead of her 7th birthday.
“Seven tomorrow! 🎂” the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge captioned two of the photos of Charlotte that they posted to Instagram on Sunday. The photos were taken in Norfolk over the weekend by the duchess, who is an avid photographer and regularly takes pictures of her family.
One of the photos is a shot of Charlotte and the family’s relatively new dog, a cocker spaniel named Orla. The royal family got Orla last year from a litter raised by Kate’s brother, James Middleton, after the death of their beloved dog Lupo.
Supporters on social media said Charlotte continues to look more and more like her great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, and her father, William.
The duchess snapped photos of her youngest running on the beach near the family’s Anmer Hall, also in Norfolk.
Just a few days before Louis’ big day, Queen Elizabeth celebrated her 96th birthday. In honor of her birthday, the Royal Windsor Horse Show released a photo of the monarch alongside two of her fell ponies, Bybeck Katie and Bybeck Nightingale.
Followers will have even more chances to see the Cambridge kids ― and the royals in general ― in the coming few weeks, as the royal family gears up for celebrations to mark Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee year. The festivities will honor the sovereign’s 70 years on the throne.