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New pictures of Princess Charlotte taken by her mother Kate Middleton HRH The Duchess of Cambridge

To celebrate her first six months in the world, the Duchess of Cambridge took pictures of her daughter Princess Charlotte. Kate Middleton took the photos in Anmer Hall, her country home earlier in November. The official Twitter account of Kensington Palace tweeted them on Sunday (29 November).

Keen photographer Kate Middleton took the pictures on her Canon EOS 52 Mark II camera, showing Charlotte wearing a pink cardigan over a dress with a collar.

Princess Charlotte
Cute photo of Princess Charlotte with her teddy bear HRH The Duchess of Cambridge

For the first time, Princess Charlotte is pictured sitting up and laughing with a teddy bear. Charlotte has been protected from the public eye by her parents since her birth in May this year, with only the occasional release of official photos. The young princess is already showing a marked similarity to her mother, with dark hair, blue eyes and long dark lashes.

Previously, photos of Princess Charlotte were released for her christening on Sunday 5 July at the Queen's Sandringham Estate in St. Mary Magdalene Church. On that occasion, the infant princess was dressed in a royal silk and lace christening gown. The service was private, but pictures taken by professional photographer Mario Testino were released to the media afterwards.

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Kate Middleton won't put Princess Charlotte in dresses till she turns 1 AFP / Getty Images

While touring North Wales with Prince William recently, the Duchess of Cambridge revealed how Princess Charlotte is getting along with her big brother. "They are doing really well, thanks. Charlotte is getting bigger and getting on well with her noisy big brother"

A taste for taking their own photographs runs in the family as the Duchess's father Michael Middleton took the first family photographs of Duke and Duchess holding little baby Prince George - with their dog Lupo included.

Princess Charlotte is fourth in line to succeed her paternal great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, after her paternal grandfather, father, and elder brother. She was christened Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge when she was three months old.