And it feels like only yesterday when we saw Princess Charlotte for the first time in her mother’s arms as they left the hospital. But last Sunday the young royal turned six, and it seems that Prince William is also amazed at how fast she is growing up.
On Tuesday, during an engagement in the West Midlands, Prince William revealed the hilarious response that his daughter has for anyone who asks her age. In a video shared by MailOnline, the Prince is heard saying: “If you ask her, she says she’s 16.”
He added: “Charlotte says, ‘I’m six now, I’ll do what I do want.’ They grow up very fast.”
The Duke also talked about how the family-of-five marked the special occasion at their country home in Norfolk, Anmer Hall, during his visit to Babcock Vehicle Engineering firm in Walsall.
William talked with Jenna Jackson, the company’s lead HR business partner and a mother-of-two herself, who asked the Duke if Charlotte had enjoyed her birthday.
“She had a lovely day, thank you,” said William. “Last year it was her birthday in lockdown but this year we were able to have one other family over.”
As has become tradition, for Charlotte’s birthday Prince William and Kate shared a brand new photo of the Princess with the public. The photograph, taken by expert photographer mom Kate, sees Charlotte in a floral dress by one of Kate’s go-to childrenswear designers, Rachel Riley.
The couple usually shares these kinds of photographs on their official Twitter and Instagram accounts, but last weekend Prince William took part in a social media boycott in a stand against racism and abuse online.
The future King wrote this on Twitter: “As President of the FA I join the entire football community in the social media boycott this weekend. W.” So because of this Charlotte’s birthday portrait was not shared on their platform.