Princess Charlotte is the second child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and while she is still in her formative years, Charlotte already has an exciting personality.
Princess Charlotte is the second child and only daughter of Prince William and Duchess Kate. Her siblings are Prince George and Prince Louis. Being fourth in line to the throne means that the young girl will one day blossom into the fullness of her royalty and hold a prestigious position.
For now, Charlotte is in her early years and exploring various interests. She is seven, and at such a tender age, the youngster has achieved a lot with her personality. Here's a look through her life.
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge with their three children Prince George (left), Princess Charlotte (right) and Prince Louis at Anmer Hall in Norfolk. | Source: Getty Images
A RECENT BIRTHDAY MILESTONE
On May 2, 2022, Princess Charlotte turned seven, and according to royal standards, three new photos were released, showing the little one's growth progress since her last birthday.
Her mom, Duchess Kate Middleton, played photographer, taking the three graceful photos showing her smiling daughter in a blueberry bush. Charlotte was photographed sitting in the tiny shrub with the family dog, Orla.
PRINCESS CHARLOTTE'S PERSONALITY MIRRORS PRINCESS DIANA
Earlier in March 2022, the princess was cited in public with her family as they stepped out for the late prince Philip's memorial. During the outing, royal experts took in some personality traits that Charlotte displayed.
The children behaved at their best as they stood with their parents, who carried out their royal responsibilities. However, according to royal expert Judi James, Charlotte displayed a few traits reminiscent of the late Princess Diana.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte arrive at Victoria Airport ahead of their Royal Tour of Canada and Yukon on September 24, 2016 in Victoria, Canada | Source: Getty Images
James shared a juxtaposition between Prince George's demeanor and Charlotte's. While George held on to Prince William's hands, he listened intently to how his father introduced him to the archbishop and other officials.
James stated that this display showed George was confident. Charlotte showed the initial aura of shyness which could give way to a more bubbly personality. This is similar to how Princess Diana handled royalty. James stated:
"Like Diana she gives the initial impression of shyness but beneath that appears to be an outgoing, fun personality. She also picked out several of the cameras with her eyes, as Diana always remembered to do."
Princess Charlotte and Prince William at Hamburg airport on the last day of their official visit to Poland and Germany on July 21, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany | Source: Getty Images
Duchess Kate also seemed to be keeping an eye on Charlotte constantly as she whispered from time to time to the young girl. In addition, Kate reportedly gestured a few times, trying to keep Charlotte on her best behavior.
However, the first signs of her outgoing character showed when she recognized her friend and cousin Mia Tindall at the occasion. Charlotte waved enthusiastically at the other kid.
PRINCESS CHARLOTTE'S NICKNAME AND CUTE FIRST WORD
The Duke of Cambridge poses on a swing with Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis to mark both his birthday and Fathers Day | Source: Getty Images
In the few years of her young life, Charlotte drew public attention and was an absolute delight to her family. While she is officially referred to by her first name and her title in public, her mom and dad have endearing characters for her.
Once when the family was in public, Prince William was heard calling her Mignonette, the French word for "cute" or "small and delicate." Kate opted for the diminutive form of her only daughter's name as she calls her "Lottie."
Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton and their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte in Hamburg, northern Germany, on July 21,2017 | Source: Getty Images
The princess has had a few firsts in life, and one of them had been so satisfying when fans gleaned it at a public event. Charlotte, who was 16 months old, watched so many balloons flow around her, and she let out her first word, "pop!"
CHARLOTTE'S HAPPY MORNING RITUAL
Princess Charlotte photographed picking up packages | Source: Getty Images
Charlotte has a fun morning ritual that revolves around music. The youngster would usually join her family for a music-filled breakfast in the kitchen.
Usually, the kids pick out the music; the morning ritual always has Charlotte and George fighting over who would pick out the theme. Prince William revealed this during his Apple Fitness "Time To Talk" interview.
The doting dad relayed that the pair would often tussle over whose music choice would be played, but he resolved the dilemma by letting them take turns. He explained:
"Most mornings, there's a massive fight between Charlotte and George as to what song is played in the morning," William shares. And I have to, now, basically prioritize that one day someone does this one, and another day it's someone else's turn."
Prince George and Princess Charlotte attend The King Power Royal Charity Polo Day at Billingbear Polo Club on July 10, 2019 in Wokingham, England. | Source: Getty Images
Prince William described his household's morning routine as "such a clamor for music." He also explained that Charlotte had a special ritual that included spirited dancing. The duke stated:
"Charlotte, particularly, is running around the kitchen in her dresses and ballet stuff and everything. She goes completely crazy with Louis following her around trying to do the same thing."
The star dad heartily included that little Prince Louis would often tag along. Of course, he followed her every move, but as most older sisters can relate, Charlotte did not seem to be a fan of Louis' moves.
Charlotte doesn't just go into the kitchen singing; she goes fully dressed and equipped in her ballet outfit and other accessories. Her dad described it as a "happy moment" because Charlotte would often run around dancing and singing.
CHARLOTTE IS THE JOKER YET KNOWS HER STATUS- INSIDE HER LIFE
Princess Charlotte rides in a car to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England | Source: Getty Images
The young princess wields a significant position in her family and her parents' heart. But, she also had a bright future ahead of her. Charlotte is in the character development stage, and it's heartwarming.
The seven-year-old loved gymnastics. With the likes of Simone Biles and Max Whitlock constantly displaying impressive moves, Charlotte is already building her interest in the field. Her mom once shared:
"Charlotte is really into gymnastics, she's doing cartwheels, handstands, everything. It's so good for their basic skills of balance and coordination."
Portrait of Princess Charlotte to celebrate her 7th birthday | Source: Getty Images
Charlotte displays her budding sense of humor when she isn't getting all sporty and expending some energy. She is proving to be quite the joker, and her dad confirmed it. William stated during a royal engagement:
"If you ask her, she says she's 16. Charlotte says, 'I'm six now, I'll do whatever I want'. They grow up very fast."
Insiders have revealed that the young girl is also self-aware. Charlotte knows she is a princess and has already shown her love for toy tiaras as fashion accessories. The insider also stated:
"She feels so grown up now that she's five. She likes to pick out her own outfits with Kate's help, and if she doesn't like a dress she's wearing."
Princess Charlotte is said to be expressive and always makes her feelings known. The close source added that the little girl never feels intimidated.