Ahead of the arrival of William and Kate's third child, join us as we look back on their cutest moments as a family of four...
The Cambridges are about to become a family of five, with Kate and William’s third child due any day now.
It’s hard to believe that the original royal sweethearts’ wedding was a whole seven years ago now, having taken place on the 29th April 2011 at Westminster Abbey. Fans all over the world tuned in to watch the proceedings, including that kiss on the balcony.
Their second child Princess Charlotte will turn three shortly after her younger sibling is born. It’s likely that the new baby’s christening will be a similar affair; Charlotte’s was held at the Church of St Mary Magdelene in front of just 21 guests, and saw her wear the same silk and lace christening gown that George wore for his baptism.
We’re still gawping over Mario Testino’s stunning, intimate photos of the event – especially the candid shot of the Duchess of Cambridge gazing adoringly at her baby girl.
Meanwhile Prince George, the oldest of the bunch, will turn five this year – it’s hard to believe it’s been that long since we were all waiting for the first glimpse of William and Kate’s first child outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital, London.
However, a lot of the pictures of both George and Charlotte are in fact taken by Kate herself. From the picture released for Charlotte’s second birthday to adorable shots of George holding his sister as a tiny baby, it’s refreshing to see family snaps taken by their mum.
Of course, the family photo albums will only continue to grow, especially once William and Kate’s third child is welcomed into the world later this month.
So, while we wait with bated breath for the first snaps of the newborn, join us as we take a look back on the best snaps of the Cambridge family so far…
Here’s Princess Charlotte on her first day of nursery in an adorable snap taken by her mum, Kate Middleton.
Prince George started school just last September – doesn’t he look adorable in his uniform? Pictured here with dad Prince William, his mum couldn’t come because she was in the early stages of her third pregnancy, suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum. But how sweet do the boys look here!
The whole gang’s here during a visit to Germany, as part of William and Kate’s royal tour of both there and Poland.
Can you believe Princess Charlotte is 2 already? To celebrate her birthday, Kate released this picture of the adorable tot, which she took herself on their family estate.
The Duchess of Cambridge recently met with a group of Cub Scouts in Kings Lynn, as part of the celebrations for the 100 year anniversary of Cubs. Here, one scout is showing Duchess Kate how to use their neckerchief to support a broken arm.
Duchess Kate takes her Cub Scout promise with two fellow scouts.
The Duchess of Cambridge joined in with a number of activities with the children.
Duchess Kate even joined in with some of the parachute games.
Duchess Kate and Princess Charlotte getting acquainted with some flowers during the last leg of their Canadian tour
The duchess wearing a bespoke Alexander McQueen dress on a tour to Canada.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge having a laugh during their tour of Canada.
The images were taken by photographer Matt Porteous at the family home in Norfolk.
George is pictured playing on his swing in a couple of the images in a cute striped tee.
One caption read: ‘The Duke and Duchess thank everyone for all the lovely birthday messages they have received for Prince George.’
Prince George and Catherine,
Duchess of Cambridge next to the Red Arrows at the Royal International
Air Tattoo in Fairford, July 2016.
Prince George and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge on a trip to visit to the Red Arrows at the Royal International Air Tattoo in Fairford, July 2016.
Prince George and the Duke of Cambridge on a trip to visit to the Red Arrows at the Royal International Air Tattoo in Fairford, July 2016.
First, let’s celebrate Prince William’s 34th birthday with some visual reminders of how the royals still look so in love whilst attending the annual celebration at Royal Ascot (where else?).
Recently, the family made their first royal balcony appearance as a four-some, watching the Red Arrows fly past at the Queen’s official 90th birthday celebrations.
Meanwhile, arguably the most adorable pictures of Prince George have been released of the evening he stayed up way past his bedtime to meet Barack and Michelle Obama wearing silk PJs and a monogrammed dressing gown. Said dressing gown has now completely sold out, naturally, proving Prince George to be a pretty powerful style icon on the kidswear scene already. Too. Much. To. Handle.
The official Twitter account for the family – @KensingtonRoyal – shared these adorable family photographs from a ski trip to the French Alps in March 2016. The young royal family look blissfully happy as they let PA Royal Photographer John Stillwell capture the family’s first holiday as a family of four. The official social media account for the family also revealed that these pictures captured ‘the first time either of the children have played in the snow’.
Despite being a fiercely private couple day-to-day, these recent photographs from the Cambridge family ski trip gave the public a rare insight into the loved-up Duke and Duchess’ relationship with these fun, cosy couple pictures.
Sharing a cute moment together, Prince William and Duchess Kate are snapped engaging in a snow ball fight. Gah! These two are so cute!
In the images taken by PA royal photographer John Stillwell, doting dad Prince William is pictured with his adorable little girl, Princess Charlotte as well.
And here the family are all together. The captions on the family’s official social media account read: ‘The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to share new photos of their family enjoying a short ski break.’
The official Instagram account for Kensington Palace, the London residence of the Duke and Duchess Of Cambridge, released two adorable pictures of two-year-old Prince George in January 2015 on his first day at Westacre Montessori School nursery.
The adorable images were taken by the Duchess of Cambridge herself as her son, Prince George, attended his first day of nursery school in Norfolk.
Kensington Palace, the London residence of the Duke and Duchess Of Cambridge, released this picture-perfect Christmas card from the Cambridge’s in December 2015.
The caption was an appropriately festive greeting, saying ‘Merry Christmas from The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. The Duke and Duchess are hugely appreciative of all the warm messages they have received about their family this year and are very much looking forward to their first Christmas as a family of four.’
Kensington Palace also released two adorable pictures of Princess Charlotte at six months old, captioning the images with ‘The Duke and Duchess hope everyone enjoys these new photos of Princess Charlotte as much as they do.’
The images, taken by her mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, show baby Charlotte dressed in an adorable pink dress from Spanish brand m&h, thought to be given as a gift from her nanny Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo. And the best part? The dress is worth £21, becoming the new hot item for fans of the royal family.
And this adorable snap was posted alongside the caption: ‘This photo of Princess Charlotte was also taken by The Duchess of Cambridge at home in Norfolk earlier this month.’
Kate Middleton gazes adoringly at nine-week-old Charlotte at her baptism in this photo taken by Mario Testino.
The family were pictured en route to the church for Princess Charlotte’s christening at the Church of St Mary Magdelene in Sandringham in July 2015. Kate Middleton wore an elegant Alexander McQueen coatdress with a white fascinator.
Princess Charlotte plays peekaboo with the thousands of well-wishers who turned out to watch the family attend her christening in July 2015.
All together now, awww!
Meanwhile, Prince George wore an outfit by Rachel Riley for his sister’s christening.
Prince George is clearly loving his role as a big brother already. Kate took these photos herself and released them on the Kensington Royal Twitter – how very modern.
The royal siblings were captured in another adorable snap on the day, too.
Just weeks after welcoming their second child Princess Charlotte, George, Wills and Kate joined The Queen for the annual Trooping The Colour event at Buckingham Palace. We imagine that William was pointing a plane out to George – but, then again, it could have been an ice cream van.
With a weeks-old Princess Charlotte staying with her grandparents, Kate and George were spotted having a run around behind the scenes of a polo event, at which Prince William was playing.
Prince George was snapped walking around and playing with his mum as Prince William was busy on the polo field.
George was pictured having a kickabout, too.
But still has time for cuddles with his mum.
Backtrack a few weeks though and Kate was pictured wearing a Jenny Packham dress when she left hospital after Princess Charlotte’s birth.
Kate recycled a pink Mulberry coat for her final royal engagement before going on maternity leave, ahead of the birth of Princess Charlotte.
Looking chic and sharp in the hot pink coat, Kate paired it with simple black, heeled pumps.
At Christmas 2014 though, George’s jumper – and that adorable grin – make all the headlines with his official Christmas portrait.
And George is, undoubtedly, the star of the show on the family’s tour Down Under.
Kate Middleton wore a Suzannah Budding Heart Tea Dress for the visit to the Natural History Museum.
George obviously got the Marie Claire memo about dungarees in 2013…
Prince George enjoys some serious playtime on his visit to an event for Plunket nurses and parents with their young children in Wellington.
Prince George seemed to be Prince William’s biggest fan as the little prince took a sip from Prince William’s water bottle.
Kate Middleton opted for an Alexander McQueen skirt suit at Prince George’s christening in 2013.
Kate Middleton and Prince William couldn’t have looked happier as they posed for their very first official pictures after the birth of their son, Prince George. Testament, perhaps, to quite how differently the royal couple have begun to do things, the intimate snaps were taken by Kate’s father Michael in the safety of their family’s back garden – not, as expected, by a celebrity photographer. It’s thought they took the decision to release their own family photos so as not to disrupt Prince George’s routine, and did so as quickly as possible, to disrupt the market for paparazzi snappers. While some criticised the hazy photographs as ‘technically poor,’ others labelled them ‘charming’. We think they’re gorgeous (2013)
And there’s the man of the moment, baby Prince George.
A few days after his birth, the young Prince George is an offical person s marked by his birth certificate – which naturally managed to grab a few headlines, too.
New mum Kate Middleton holds baby George as she leaves St Mary’s Hosptial in London.
The couple positively beamed as waiting photographers captured the happy couple’s moment with ther newborn son.
We squealed with joy when we got our first glimpse of Kate Middleton in her utterly divine Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen wedding gown. It was an image seen by billions and she did us proud. With the dress, Kate wore a Cartier tiara, which she borrowed from the Queen, made by the top jewelers in 1936. Perfection.
Just moments after Kate Middleton officially became the Duchess of Cambridge, the two stepped out of Westminster Abbey with Wills driving the happy couple up the mall in a Jaguar back to Buckingham Palace where they attended their Wedding Breakfast joined by friends and family and serenaded by Ellie Goulding.