Hear ye, hear ye! Princess Charlotte of Cambridge turns three today, and we can't believe the little one is getting so big right before our eyes.
Three years ago today, Kate Middleton and Prince William welcomed their second child into the world, an 8 lb. 3 oz. baby girl they named Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. The now-mom of three gave birth to Charlotte in the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital—the same wing where the couple's firstborn, Prince George, was delivered in July 2013 and where Charlotte's younger brother, Prince Louis, was born just over a week ago.
While Charlotte is only turning three years old today, she's already become an icon with her tiny, fashionable frocks and big personality. Not to mention, she's made history being that she's the first little princess whose line to the throne won't change based on her gender. Thanks to the Crown Act 2013, male members of the British royal family born after October 28, 2011 won't succeed their older sisters. The birth of Prince Louie makes Charlotte the first princess to benefit from this new legislation. #GirlPower.
To celebrate this little lady on her birthday, we've rounded up some of Princess Charlotte's cutest moment over the past three years.
Perfecting the Royal Wave
The Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte joined the rest of the royal family at Buckingham Palace during Trooping the Colour on June 11, 2016. The ceremony celebrated Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday, a parade that's tradition dates back to the 17th Century. It certainly looks like little Charlotte is carrying on family tradition herself with that royal wave!
The MVP of Flower Girls
When her aunt Pippa Middleton tied the knot in May 2017, naturally, Princess Charlotte was on flower girl duty. The tot took directions from her mom as she carried a mini woven basket down the aisle with her brother Prince George and other royal relatives.
First Day of Preschool
The royal tot started her first day of nursery school in January 2018 and looked absolutely smashing on the big day. Kensington Palace posted this adorable photo of Charlotte on her way to her first day of school, with the caption, "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share two photographs of Princess Charlotte at Kensington Palace this morning. The images were taken by the Duchess shortly before Princess Charlotte left for her first day of nursery at the Willcocks Nursery School."
Princess Charlotte Meets Her New Baby Brother (and the Paparazzi!)
On April 23, 2018, Prince George and Princess Charlotte were spotted on their way into the hospital with Prince William to meet their new sibling. Charlotte of course stole the show by waving to the paparazzi and flashing her adorable grin.