Princess Charlotte looked every inch the stylish trendsetter as she posed in a yellow cardigan, from John Lewis, ahead of her second birthday on Tuesday. Kensington Palace released a new picture of the young royal, taken by her mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, at their home of Anmer Hall in Norfolk. With her hair gently pinned back with a navy blue ribbon, the Princess can be seen happily playing in a garden whilst gazing thoughtfully towards the camera.
Since the unveiling of the beautiful portrait, the John Lewis Baby Luxury Sheep Cardigan has now completely sold out on the retailer’s website. This is not the first time the young princess has been dressed in John Lewis, she wore the brand's off-white Baby Wadded Snowsuit during a trip to the French Alps last year. Meanwhile, in a tweet accompanying the new image, the Palace announced: "The Duke and Duchess are delighted to share a new photograph of Princess Charlotte to mark her second birthday tomorrow. TRH would like to thank everyone for the lovely messages they have received & hope that everyone enjoys this photograph as much as they do."
Princess Charlotte wore a John Lewis Baby Wadded Snowsuit during a trip to the French Alps
Both Princess Charlotte and her older brother Prince George have a huge influence on the fashion world – clearly following their mother’s footsteps. For her first birthday, Charlotte wore a pretty pink dress from M&H and shoes from Early Days. And in an exclusive interview with HELLO! Online at the time, a representative for the brand opened up the demand of the royal children. “Our factory capacity has been fully booked since Prince George wore our shoes early in 2014 and now the Princess is wearing our shoes, this trend looks set to continue,” the brand’s rep said.
For her first birthday, Charlotte wore a pretty pink dress from Early Days
“They have both had a huge impact on our sales – since Prince George wore our shoes we have seen our sales grow by over 40 per cent – and we are currently trying to increase our output to cope with the extra demand.” They added: “We have employed a number of new staff in the last 24 hours but we are finding it very difficult to find staff with footwearing manufacturing skills these days!”