It’s a portrait worthy of a future queen.
Kensington Palace on Thursday released the first official photographs from the christening of Princess Charlotte, showcasing the newest addition to the British royal family in all her adorable glory.
Look of love! Kate smiles lovingly at her daughter after Sunday's regal ceremony. Photograph: Mario Testino/Kensington Palace
The two-month-old princess was captured on camera by Princess Diana’s favourite photographer Mario Testino.
Apple of his daddy's eye: Prince George shows of a toothy grin as the future monarch shares a laugh with his dad, Prince William, in the grounds of Sandringham House. Photograph: Mario Testino/Kensington Palace
Four images released show Charlotte with her parents and big brother Prince George as well as the Queen, Philip, Charles, Camilla and the Middletons.
Kensington Palace said the family had a “wonderful day” and were “very happy to share these photographs and hope that everyone enjoys them as much as they do”.
Ready for her closeup: Princess Charlotte is presented in her official christening photo alongside mother Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, father Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and big brother Prince George of Cambridge. Photograph: Mario Testino/Kensington Palace
Kensington Palace’s tweets of the four pictures received thousands of re-tweets within just a few hours.
The perfect family: Back row (left-right) Michael Middleton, Pippa Middleton, James Middleton, Carole Middleton, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke of Edinburgh. Front row (L-R) Prince William, Prince George, the Duchess of Cambridge with Princess Charlotte and the Queen. Photograph: Mario Testino/Kensington Palace