Prince William and Kate's daughter Princess Charlotte will celebrate her second birthday on Tuesday 2 May. While the family's plans have not been revealed, royal watchers can expect the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to throw an intimate party for their little girl. Much like they did for their son Prince George's second birthday party, the couple invited a few playmates over to their house, Anmer Hall in Norfolk.
It's likely that Charlotte will have a similar at-home celebration, with about a dozen youngsters in attendance. In typical fashion, William and Kate are expected to host a low-key children's party to give their daughter a sense of normality. As Kate has worked for the Middleton's family business Party Pieces, she is already a dab hand at creating magical parties at home.
Princess Charlotte will turn two in May
Guests will most likely include Kate's side of the family, including her parents Carole and Michael Middleton, her sister Pippa Middleton, for whom Charlotte will act as a bridesmaid at her wedding next month, and her brother James Middleton. Charlotte's royal cousins Mia Tindall, Savannah and Isla Phillips, who are of a similar age as the little Princess and big brother Prince George, will also have been invited. The youngsters will be able to run riot in the extensive grounds of Anmer Hall; it will, after all, be Charlotte's last birthday in the countryside before the Cambridges relocate to London.
The Queen and Prince Philip may drop in for a brief visit if they're at Sandringham over the bank holiday. The monarch and her husband said a quick 'hello' to Prince George at his second birthday party at home in 2015. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, and Charlotte's fun uncle Prince Harry, will also be extended an invitation.
The party will most likely be held at home in Anmer Hall
While the family will celebrate in private, royal watchers are hoping that William, 34, and Kate, 35, will release new portraits of their daughter. Kate took some gorgeous photos of their little girl last year and sent out four to the public via Kensington Palace. Royals fans cooed over the sweet pictures, and some even sent gifts and birthday cards to Charlotte. We can expect a postman to knock at Anmer Hall again this year, laden with packages and parcels for the little Princess.