Happy 4th Birthday Princess Charlotte! A look back at our favourite photos of the young royal

The bubbly princess is turning four today, here we take a look back at some of our favourite photos of the young royal during her first four years.
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Not many four-year-olds can say they’re also fourth in line for the throne, but Princess Charlotte, who is celebrating her fourth birthday on May 2, certainly can.

From the very beginning, Prince George, 5, seems to have doted on his younger sister, and she in turn on her younger brother Prince Louis, who just turned one last week.

While Prince George has been known for his cheekiness, Princess Charlotte has shown she’s bubbly, confident and full of energy, perfecting her royal wave from a very young age, always eager to greet the crowd.

Her mum, Duchess Catherine, has even revealed that Charlotte’s definitely the boss out of her siblings, remarking that she was “the one in charge”.

And it looks like Charlotte’s great-grandmother the Queen agrees, telling a young girl that despite Charlotte being the second child, it was very much her who looked after her older brother Prince George, rather than the other way round.

In celebration of the young royal’s fourth birthday we take a look back at some of our favourite photos of her, throughout her first few years – Happy Birthday Princess Charlotte!

first reveal of Princess Charlotte 2015

Just hours after her birth on May 2, 2015 we got our very first glimpse of the newborn princess, with her parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posing on the steps outside the hospital where she was born. (Image: Getty)

prince george and princess charlotte 2015

Our hearts melted when Kensington Palace shared an adorable first official photo of Princess Charlotte, snuggled up with her older brother Prince George, and snapped by none other than her mum, Duchess Kate! (Image: Duchess of Cambridge via Getty)

kate middleton took photo of princess charlotte playing 2016

When Charlotte was six months old Kate shared more cute photos she’d taken of her second child, including this candid snap of Charlotte happily playing with a stuffed toy. (Image: Duchess of Cambridge via Getty)

princess charlotte flashes a grin with prince william

Princess Charlotte looked like she was having the time of her life posing her with her Dad, Prince William, during a family ski holiday in the French Alps. (Image: Getty)

princess charlotte in canada

Charlotte looked pleased after making a new furry friend during a royal tour of Canada. (Image: Getty)

kate middleton and princess charlotte christmas

Perfectly matching with her mum, we love this cute pic of Kate and Charlotte on Christmas. (Image: Getty)

princess charlotte’s 2nd birthday 2017

Kate was again behind the camera for this one – snapping this gorgeous pic of Princess Charlotte ahead of her 2nd birthday. (Image: Duchess of Cambridge via Getty)

princess charlotte and kate middleton at pippa middleton’s wedding may 2017

The princess looked as cute as a button as one of the flowergirls for her aunt, Pippa Middleton’s, wedding in May 2017. (Image: Getty)

princess charlotte first day of school january 2018

The young royal looked very excited to be starting her first day of school at the beginning of 2018. (Image: Duchess of Cambridge via Getty)

princess charlotte smiles at cameras when meeting prince louis 2018

She’s already perfected her royal wave! Princess Charlotte waves at the cameras as she goes to visit her newborn brother for the first time at the hospital. (Image: Getty)

princess charlotte prince louis 2018

She then recreated the photo of her and George with newborn Prince Louis. We can’t get over the cuteness! (Image: Duchess of Cambridge via Getty)

princess charlotte sticks out her tongue meghan and harry’s wedding

It looks like she’s just as cheeky as her older brother George, Princess Charlotte pokes her tongue out at the crowd as she heads to Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding where she was a flowergirl.

princess charlotte and kate middleton meghan and harry’s wedding

But once with her mum, the princess was back to royal waves, and looking adorable doing so. (Image: Getty)

princess charlotte june 2018 royal air force

It looks like this princess is not afraid to get her hands (or feet) dirty, spotted running around barefoot and doing headstands during a day out with her mum and older brother in June 2018. (Image: Getty)

princess charlotte princess eugenie’s wedding october 2018

This photo of Princess Charlotte as a bridesmaid at Princess Eugenie’s wedding had people drawing comparisons to Prince William and her grandmother the late Princess Diana, because of her ‘Diana smirk’. (Image: Getty)

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