Princess Charlotte of Cambridge's Royal Life in Photos

Kate MiddletonAnd Prince WilliamTheir first child, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge was born on May 2, 2015.

The little one joined her older brother, Prince George, and he was “very excited” to meet his little sister, a source told Us Weekly Only at the time

The insider added, “George was aware that he would soon have a new brother or sister and has been excited throughout the pregnancy. He was a bit shy around the new baby at first, but everything turned out well. He’s great around other children. He’s a very curious boy.”

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were “ready to take on the challenge” of two kids, the source went on to tell Us, explaining, “They are a lot more calm this time. They were nervous when George was first brought home after he was delivered. But the second time, they feel relaxed and are able to take in and enjoy these first moments at home with the baby.”

George and Charlotte’s younger sibling, Prince Louis, arrived three years later. “Charlotte is really enjoying having a younger brother to play with,” a source told Use Only in May 2018. “She’s taking her big sister duties very seriously. She won’t leave baby Louis’ side. … Charlotte is protective, just like [George]. They have a great bond, and a similar connection is growing between Charlotte and Louis.”

The princess was a big fan of dancing and “definitely a girly-girl,” the insider said at the time, adding, “She’s very confident. She’s not afraid of a grazed knee and it’s not going to stop her from running around. She moves at the speed of light!”

As Charlotte has gotten older, she’s started to attend public outings with her family and has learned new subjects in school.

“Charlotte is sharp and bright as a button,” a source exclusively told Us Weekly In April 2022, she noted that she is also interested acting and acrobatics. “She is top of her class at reading. She actually loves doing homework. … Whenever she gets a chance, she’ll put on a performance!”

While her parents have taught Charlotte and her brothers about their societal positions, they have also remained humble and “graceful,” often treating their classmates “with kindness and as equals,” per the insider.

The royal children are also now global citizens.

“[They]Have been returning home asking for information about everything [the Ukrainian conflict],” William said of his three children during a March 2022 appearance, referring to the Russian invasion in Europe. “They are obviously talking about it with their friends at school.”

Keep scrolling to see all the photos from the second royal baby’s major moments over the years.