Princess Charlotte and Prince George to star in new official photo

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Kensington Palace has announced that a new official photo of Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be released on Saturday evening. The royal household revealed on Twitter that the first official snapshot of Charlotte taken since she was presented on the steps of the Lindo Wing by her parents Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, will appear on the social media site.

"We'll be posting a very special photo of Prince George & his little sister Princess Charlotte late tonight," they tweeted at 11am on Saturday. "Can't wait to share it with you!"

Princess Charlotte will feature in a "special" new photo with her brother Prince George



Royal watchers are no doubt hoping that the "special" photo will show the close bond between 22-month-old George and one-month-old Charlotte.

Following on from the announcement, Kensington Palace tweeted a photo of the huge number of letters the Duke and Duchess have been sent following the arrival of their daughter.

"The Duke & Duchess are very grateful for the wonderful messages they've received on the birth of Princess Charlotte," they wrote. "Mail sacks with congratulations & warm wishes from across the globe arrived at St James's Palace shortly after Princess Charlotte's arrival."


George was just under one-month-old when William and Kate released the first official photos of him back in August 2013.

The images, one of which showed the Duke and Duchess's firstborn with the couple, their black cocker spaniel Lupo and the Middleton family's golden retriever Tilly, were captured by Kate's father Michael Middleton.

Kate's father Michael Middleton took the first official photos of George in 2013



Keen photographer Michael, 65, took the photos in the garden at the Middleton's family home in Bucklebury.

The announcement about the new photo of Princess Charlotte comes the day after it was confirmed that her christening will take place on Sunday 5 July.

Charlotte, whose full name is HRH Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge, will be baptised by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham.

The photo will be the first of both George and Charlotte



The church, which is located just a stone's throw from William and Kate's Norfolk home Anmer Hall, is the same venue where Princess Diana was christened in August 1961.

While previous royal babies, including Prince George, have been christened at three months, Charlotte will be just two-months-old on her special day.

Many royal watchers have suggested that William and Kate chose 5 July so that the christening takes place before the Queen heads to Balmoral for her annual summer holiday.

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