The Duchess of Cambridge has just shared the sweetest photo of Princess Charlotte

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We can't believe how grown up she looks

Last year, Charlotte’s christening 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 Charlotte’s christening – especially the candid shot of the Duchess of Cambridge gazing adoringly at her baby girl.

But just look at how fast Charlotte’s growing up! Today the young Princess turns two, and to celebrate the occasion Kate shared the below photo of Charlotte which she took herself on their family estate.

During a Buckingham Palace reception for Olympic athletes earlier this year, Duchess Kate met equestrian gold medalist Natasha Baker and revealed a fascinating insight into the Princess Charlotte’s interests.

‘I asked her how are the children, and she said George really enjoyed the fencing and Charlotte really enjoyed her riding. It obviously got to her and maybe she will be here in a few years time,’ Baker explained. ‘She emphasised that Charlotte has this passion about horses, and although she doesn’t echo it, she’ll do her best to champion and encourage it,’ Natasha revealed.

Could Kate and Wills have future Olympian on their hands?

But before gorgeous little Charlotte, there was gorgeous little George.

Kate and Prince William had welcomed their first child, Prince George Louis Alexander some 22 months earlier.

Often pictured with his royal parents on their various tours and at various events, he’s become a media darling thanks to his utterly adorably little face and ‘cheeky monkey’ nature – Prince William’s words, not ours, and along with little sister Charlotte, recently took part in the Royal eight-day-long tour of Canada.

And before the kids arrived? A then Kate Middleton and Wills married at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011. The royal couple recently celebrated their 6th wedding anniversary, giving us all an opportunity to reminisce on that Alexander McQueen gown Kate wore to tie the knot.

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