And just like that, Princess Charlotte turns seven 

In honour of Charlotte's 7th birthday, which the Royal Family celebrated over the weekend, proud parents Kate Middleton and Prince William released new photos of their princess.

"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to share three new photographs of Princess Charlotte ahead of her seventh birthday tomorrow," the couple said in a statement on Sunday. 

The three portraits were taken in Norfolk this weekend by Kate herself. 

Princess Charlotte is the spitting image of her dad Prince William in the photos, where she dons a toothy smile in a field of bluebells right near the family's country home, Anmer Hall.  

In one photo, she is pictured hugging the new family dog, Orla, a Cocker Spaniel who was adopted following the unfortunate passing of their previous dog, Lupo. 

Happy birthday, Princess Charlotte! 

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