In celebration of Princess Charlotte’s seventh birthday, three new photos of the young royal have been released.

The charming photos, taken by Kate Middleton, were released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on Charlotte’s birthday, on May 2nd.

In a statement, Prince William and Kate said they were “delighted to share” the new images of their daughter.

The photographs were taken in Norfolk this weekend by the duchess, who has been taking official portraits of her children for their birthday for many years now.

In one of the photos, Princess Charlotte is seen cuddling with their pet dog Orla as she has a beaming smile on her face.

The release of the images follows three new photos of Prince Louis, the youngest Cambridge, who celebrated his fourth birthday on April 23rd.

Both Princess Charlotte and her older brother Prince George, 8, have been taking a more visible role of late, joining their parents at major events.

It is rumoured that the royal children will play a starring role at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June.

They are likely to appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for Trooping the Colour and could also take part in the carriage procession through the Mall, following in the footsteps of Prince William who took his first formal carriage ride aged four.

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This article first appeared on OverSixty.