Princess Charlotte

Princess Charlotte was born at 8.34am on 2nd May 2015 at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London, weighing 8lb 3oz. As the second child of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge she is fourth in line to the throne.

On 4th May, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced that they would name their child Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. She will be formally known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge formally registered the birth on 5th May, when The Duke of Cambridge signed the birth register at Kensington Palace, witnessed by a Registrar from Westminster Register Office.


Princess Charlotte was christened at the Church of St Mary Magdalene, Sandringham on Sunday 5th July 2015. Princess Charlotte was baptised at the Lily Font, with water from the River Jordan, by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Princess, wearing the Royal christening robe, was taken to Church in a Millson pram, previously used for Prince Andrew and Prince Edward. Members of the local community were invited to join in the occasion outside the church.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte were joined by The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duchess of Cambridge's family and godparents and spouses at the service. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge asked the following people to be godparents to Princess Charlotte, all of whom are friends or family of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge: Miss Sophie Carter; Mr. James Meade; Mr. Adam Middleton; The Hon. Laura Fellowes; Mr. Thomas van Straubenzee.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released a number of photographs to mark the event, which were taken at Sandringham House after the service.


They have also been happy to share a number of further photographs of their young family, including a family photograph taken in the garden at Kensington Palace, and a photograph of Princess Charlotte, taken by her mother, The Duchess of Cambridge, at Anmer Hall.

In March 2016, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took Prince George and Princess Charlotte to the French Alps - their first holiday as a family of four. It was the first time either of the children had played in the snow, and was a very special and fun short holiday for the family.

In September 2016, Princess Charlotte joined her parents and her big brother on her first overseas tour, accompanying them on an official visit to Canada. The Duke and Duchess were delighted to have the opportunity to introduce Prince George and Princess Charlotte to the people of Canada. During the visit it was wonderful for George and Charlotte to get to play with children from Canadian military families. Princess Charlotte also joined her family on The Duke and Duchess's official visit to Poland and Germany in July 2017.

To mark Princess Charlotte's second birthday, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were delighted to share a new photograph of her, the photograph was taken by The Duchess at their home in Norfolk.


In December 2017, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced that Princess Charlotte would attend Willcocks Nursery School in London. She started in January 2018.


On 23 April 2018, Princess Charlotte became a big sister to Prince Louis. Following the birth of Prince Louis, The Duke of Cambridge brought Prince George and Princess Charlotte to visit their mother and new brother at the hospital.


In September 2019, Princess Charlotte started school at Thomas’s Battersea, joining her older brother Prince George.


Prince George

Find out more about Prince George...

Related content


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Canada

Read all about The Duke and Duchess's visit to Canada...

#WelcometotheFamily Princess Charlotte

A collection of tweets and Instagrams marking the birth of Princess Charlotte