Adorable Photos of Princess Charlotte on Her Third Birthday

A look back at the young royal's cutest moments.

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Happy birthday, Princess Charlotte! Today the second eldest child of Prince William and Kate Middleton, and the fourth in line to the throne, turns three!

Traditionally, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have released new photos to celebrate their children's birthdays. This year, however, Kensington Palace shared a photo of Charlotte taken in January, before her first day of nursery school, with a message wishing her happy birthday. The reason? The family just welcomed a new member, Prince Louis, just a few weeks ago, so they might be a little busy. They also may be planning to share a photo of the new baby with his siblings in the next few weeks.

"William and Kate won't want to overexpose their children," royal expert Penny Juror told Elle UK. "They have never been entirely conventional so I imagine they might release a photo in their own time, and it might be one Kate takes herself."

So, until we get new photos of the royal fam, take a look back at these adorable pics of Princess Charlotte, in honor of her third birthday.

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May 2, 2018

Hello, world! Zzzzz!

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May 2, 2018

I like this hat, mom.

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June 5, 2015

Who's this guy?

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July 5, 2015

Hey, what are you looking at?

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July 5, 2015

Yeah, I'm in here.

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July 5, 2015

World's prettiest mom.

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March 3, 2016

I'm cold!

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March 3, 2016

But I certainly look cute!

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May 1, 2016

Look at me, I'm one year old!

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May 1, 2016

I think I'm going to make bows my signature look.

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May 1, 2016

I should probably start working on my turn-around-and-wave move.

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May 1, 2016

Yeah, that'd really hook 'em.

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June 11, 2016

Those airplanes are THIS BIG!

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June 11, 2016

What's he doing up here?

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September 24, 2016

I'm basically 70% cheeks at the moment and I think I'm going to lean into it.

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September 24, 2016

Oh!

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September 29, 2016

I'm thinking of taking up a musical instrument.

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September 29, 2016

Mummy, are those...

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September 29, 2016

Oh my God.

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September 29, 2016

Are those...

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September 29, 2016

I think...

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September 29, 2016

They are!

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September 29, 2016

BALLOONS!!!!

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October 1, 2016

Hi everyone, this is my wave!

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October 1, 2016

Aw, stop that, thank you!

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October 1, 2016

Hey! Is George calling me a loser?!

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December 25, 2016

Oh!

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December 25, 2016

It's like a baby cane.

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December 25, 2016

Look at my baby cane, mummy!

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May 2017

Yes, I already have really good hair.

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