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Princess Charlotte: How young royal is spending her 8th birthday

The Prince and Princess of Wales's daughter is 8!

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Gemma Strong
Gemma StrongOnline Digital News Director
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It's a very special day for Princess Charlotte who is celebrating her eighth birthday.

Charlotte – the Prince and Princess of Wales's only daughter – was born at 8.34am on 2nd May 2015 at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London, weighing 8lb 3oz.

Two days later, her proud parents announced her name: Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, with her middle names in tribute to her great-grandmother, the Queen and her paternal late grandmother, Princess Diana

Princess Charlotte's birthday portrait
Princess Charlotte is celebrating her eighth birthday

So how will Charlotte be spending her eighth birthday – which falls just four days before her grandfather King Charles's coronation?

Charlotte is most likely to be spending the day at school, as usual, having enjoyed an early birthday treat at the weekend.

Prince George, Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte in the carriage procession at Trooping the Colour during Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee on June 02, 2022 in London, England.
Princess Charlotte with her brothers

The Princess attends Lambrook alongside her brothers, Prince George, and Prince Louis.

The siblings started at the school in September 2022 after relocating from Thomas's Battersea and have settled in well with their new class mates. See them arrive for their very first day at Lambrook here...

While William and Kate will no doubt make Charlotte’s birthday one to remember, they are also likely keen to keep her routine – even more so since there will be intense media focus on their children on Saturday.

No doubt Kate made a special birthday cake for Charlotte – something of a tradition in their family home – and the Princess enjoyed a very special outing at the weekend with her mother, Kate.

Catherine, Princess of Wales and Princess Charlotte attend the Easter Mattins Service at Windsor Castle on April 9, 2023 in Windsor, England.© Getty
Princess Charlotte and the Princess of Wales attended a performance of Cinderella at the Royal Opera House

According to audience members at the Royal Opera House on Saturday evening, the Princess of Wales took her daughter to watch The Royal Ballet and the National Ballet of Canada's performance of Cinderella. 

Twitter user Barbara Davies confirmed the royal's surprise attendance. "First visit to @TheRoyalOpera in @CoventGardenLDN to see #Cinderella. Wonderful ballet with fabulous performances by a great cast. And who should be in the audience? The Princess of Wales with Princess Charlotte and her friends." 

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In a video shared by a royal fan account @catherinemiddletonofwales on Instagram, Princess Charlotte was seen taking to the stage at the end of the ballet, joining the dancers for photographs and waving an illuminated star wand as she pranced across the stage.

prince george princess charlotte baking© Photo: Instagram
Charlotte no doubt had a homemade birthday cake

Charlotte and her siblings will all have roles at their grandfather’s coronation on Saturday.

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It’s thought that the Princess and her younger brother Louis will take part in the coronation procession from Westminster Abbey on 6 May.

princess charlotte prince louis© Photo: Getty Images
Princess Charlotte and little Prince Louis

Prince George has been given the honour of acting as one of Charles’s pages, and, according to the Times, Charlotte and Louis will accompany George and the King and Queen Consort Camilla as they leave Westminster Abbey after the service.

The children are expected to join their parents in a carriage behind Charles and Camilla who will travel in the Golden State Coach as they return to Buckingham Palace.

The young royals are also likely to appear on the balcony of Palace alongside the King and Queen and their parents, for a traditional appearance to greet the British public.

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