Photos of 6-month-old Princess Charlotte have been released by Kensington Palace to mark her milestone.
The two pictures were taken by Princess Charlotte’s mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, at their family home, Anmer Hall in Norfolk.
Photo HRH The Duchess of Cambridge
Kate Middleton also took a joint portrait of her two children – Prince George, aged 2, and Princess Charlotte – a few weeks after her daughter was born in May.
The last time Princess Charlotte was seen in public was in July during her christening.
Photo HRH The Duchess of Cambridge
In a statement Kensington Palace said: “The duke and duchess continue to receive warm messages about Princess Charlotte from all around the world and they hope that everyone enjoys these lovely photos as much as they do.”
Kate Middleton has become an advanced scuba diver, the Kensington Palace has announced.
The Duchess of Cambridge has passed her Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) advanced open water diver qualification.
This means she can now dive to a depth of 30 metres (98ft).
Kate Middleton is also an experienced diver and follows his father and grandfather in heading the British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC).
When he took on the role as president of the BSAC, Prince William said he hoped his son Prince George would follow him by taking up snorkeling and scuba diving.
Kate Middleton is thought to have gained the qualification from a diving school on the Caribbean island of Mustique, according to the Telegraph.
During the course the duchess would have completed a deep adventure dive to learn how to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving.
Photography, buoyancy control, fish identification and exploring wrecks are also part of the course.
BSAC chairman Eugene Farrell said: “We are thrilled that The Duchess of Cambridge shares her husband’s interest in the underwater world and has further progressed her diver training.
“Last summer while diving with BSAC, the Duke of Cambridge suggested George may also one day follow in his footsteps, so we hope in the future the whole family may share the same passion for scuba diving.”
Kate Middleton has come in for some rare sartorial criticism over her fondness for her favorite LK Bennett nude heels.
It seems the fashion police will have to try a little harder if they hope to part the Duchess of Cambridge from those trusty LK Bennett court shoes.
Kate Middleton was once again sporting the £185 ($296) heels on Saturday, when she attended the wedding of Prince William’s cousin, Emily McCorquodale – Princess Diana’s niece.
Duchess of Cambridge, 30, was joined by her husband and her brother-in-law, Prince Harry, for the ceremony in Stoke Rochford, Lincolnshire.
While some observers have criticized Kate’s safe choices, she seems happy to be building up a reputation for thrift.
Kate Middleton was once again sporting the $296 LK Bennett nude shoes on Saturday, when she attended the wedding of Prince William’s cousin, Emily McCorquodale, Princess Diana’s niece
Kate wore her faithful court shoes to two events over the Diamond Jubilee weekend, and was seen in them six times during her tour of Canada and the US last summer.
Indeed, her entire outfit for the wedding had been recycled.
She wore the floral Jenny Packham dress at a polo match in the US last year, the dove grey coat at the Order of the Garter service and the hat at last June’s Epsom Derby.
The court shoes are such a favorite that in the last year the Duchess has worn them to the Epsom Derby, to Prince Philip’s 90th birthday at Windsor, to attend Zara Phillips’s wedding and on a visit to the Royal Marsden Hospital, London.
On last summer’s tour of Canada and the U.S. Kate was photographed in them no fewer than six times. On Sunday’s Jubilee River Pageant, they were given another outing on the Royal Barge.
And on Tuesday she got them out of the closet to attend the service of thanksgiving at St Paul’s cathedral.
The high street platforms have also of late been adopted by Princesses Eugenie, who wore a similar black version at the Jubilee River Pageant.
With every outfit coming under the microscope Kate’ support has given a welcome boost to the British brand.
The pumps have become such a success that LK Bennett brought out a Sledge 2 patent version.
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