A new picture taken by Kate Middleton has been shared on social media to mark Princess Charlotte’s fifth birthday.
The snap was posted on the Kensington Royal Instagram account, alongside the caption: “Thank you for all your lovely messages on Princess Charlotte’s fifth birthday!
“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share a new photograph of Princess Charlotte, taken by The Duchess this April.”
Princess Charlotte pitches in with food deliveries as the young royal joined millions of other Brits helping vulnerable people up and down the land.
Earlier this week the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s daughter loaded the family’s handmade produce into boxes before taking them out to shielding locals.
She and brothers George, six, and Louis, two, had helped their parents make fresh pasta at their Anmer Hall home in Norfolk.
In pictures released to mark her birthday, caring Charlotte – wearing a black and white checked collared dress – was also shown knocking at a resident’s door to drop off the food.
One onlooker told how the family got “absolutely soaked” while delivering goods in the rain. But the witness added: “They all looked like they were really enjoying their time out as a family together.
Volunteering photos released on Princess Charlotte’s fifth birthday
A senior Palace source told how the Cambridges “wanted to help out and came up with the idea together” after hearing about the initiative that made and delivered 1,000 meals in the first week alone.
The insider added: “During the isolation period both the Duke and Duchess have been finding all sorts of ways to keep the children busy, as well as doing all the homeschooling.
“One of the family activities they have all loved doing was cooking and baking so it was the perfect solution to get involved in the fantastic project.
“They made the pasta together, packaged everything and helped deliver the care packages to locals, all while keeping a safe distance.
“The family have been so impressed with the outpouring of support shown by the British people, with so many thousands coming forward to volunteer, they were just delighted to help out in any small way they could.”