This next generation of royals might not exactly follow the old stiff upper lip mindset of their ancestors. Especially not if these photos of Princess Charlotte making silly and cute faces are anything to go by. The hilariously expressive daughter of Prince William and
Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, is not about hiding her emotions, and truly we just love to see it.
Princess Charlotte is fourth in line to the throne, behind her grandfather Prince Charles, father, and 8-year-old brother Prince George. In fact, she made history as the
first female member of the royal family to hold her place in line even after little brother Prince Louis was born in May 2018.
Regardless of her lofty position, 7-year-old Princess Charlotte still acts like a regular kid. A precocious little girl full of personality, yes, but a regular kid nonetheless. Even if there happens to be media lurking around, which is frequently the case for members of the royal family, Princess Charlotte always seems to just be herself. If she feels like crying or getting upset or
even sticking her tongue out at someone, she’s going to do it. Cameras or no cameras. And thus, she has become a delight to us all. Ski Bunny JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images
Prince William and Kate Middleton took Princess Charlotte and her big brother, Prince George, for a ski holiday in the French Alps in 2016, and even though the young princess was too little to ski, she looked like she loved it.
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I think Princess Charlotte knew she was adorable when she and her family arrived in Victoria, Canada in 2016. She just loves the camera.
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Sometimes the funniest faces Princess Charlotte makes are when she looks annoyed, like she does here in Victoria, Canada in 2016. The side-eye she is giving...
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Princess Charlotte joined her family for church on Christmas Day in 2016 and let’s face it, she was already mastering her silly faces. Look at that little pucker.
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Please enjoy the delight on Princess Charlotte’s face as she sniffs her small bouquet of roses in Berlin, Germany in 2017.
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As a little flower girl in her aunt Pippa Middleton’s 2017 wedding to James Matthews, Princess Charlotte was all enthusiasm.
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There is something infinitely charming about Princess Charlotte when she looks like she’s just over it, as she did in the back seat of her dad’s car on the way to Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace in 2017.
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At the 2017 annual Trooping the Colour in honor of Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday, Princess Charlotte stood on the balcony at Buckingham Palace and really took in the spectacle.
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When she joined her family on a tour of Germany and Poland in 2017, Princess Charlotte had no trouble letting her mother know when she had enough. And Middleton dealt with it like a pro.
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After the birth of Prince Louis in 2018, Princess Charlotte went to meet her new baby brother at St. Mary’s Hospital in London with her father and Prince George. And naturally she used that opportunity to perfect her royal wave.
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In 2018, Princess Charlotte was a bridesmaid in her uncle Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle. And this was the first time she stuck her tongue out at the press. Not very bridesmaid-like, but a sign of the times to come.
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You can tell by the look on her face what Princess Charlotte actually told members of the press at her brother Prince Louis’ christening in 2018: “You’re not coming.” Love it.
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At her father’s polo match in 2018, Princess Charlotte had a blast running around and hamming it up in a pair of sunglasses. She’s always good for a laugh.
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At the King’s Cup Regatta in summer 2019, Princess Charlotte was caught sticking out her tongue. Again. This time apparently at her grandfather Tony Middleton.
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It would be unfair to say Princess Charlotte is sticking her tongue out in this photo from her first day of school at Thomas’s Battersea in London in 2019. But she looks like she’s thinking about it.
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I don’t know who was getting on Princess Charlotte’s nerves as she went to church with the rest of the royal family on Christmas Day in 2019, but they were getting some serious side-eye from her.
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As much hilarious attitude as Princess Charlotte can give, when it came time to curtsy for Queen Elizabeth, she was the picture of a little lady.
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At the outset of lockdowns in 2020, Princess Charlotte clapped for carers alongside her family, with a cute little grin on her face.
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Princess Charlotte had some big reactions to watching a pantomime performance in December 2020.
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It’s impossible to tell what Princess Charlotte was saying to big brother Prince George during their visit to the theater in 2020, but there’s something about the look on her face that just says “mischief.”
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During her great-grandfather Prince Philip’s memorial service in March 2022, Middleton introduced Charlotte to the Archbishop of Canterbury, and she was the perfect picture of composure. Look at that professional handshake!
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Speaking of Charlotte and her mom, this shared smile between them as they left the ceremony was simply too precious.
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How cute is this picture of Charlotte walking with her dad on their way to Easter service in 2022? She looks like she has a secret she doesn’t plan to tell.
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It’s unclear what Charlotte was thinking during this family conversation with the reverend, but she looks like she has places to be. Come on, guys!
No matter the occasion, you can always count on Princess Charlotte for a laugh. May she always remain this iconic.
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April 4, 2021