Mother and Baby

Happy first birthday, Princess Charlotte!

Section: Kids' Fashion

Put out the bunting! The Royal poppet, Princess Charlotte, celebrates her first birthday this Monday, May 2. We’ve rounded up some gorgeous gifts that would be perfect for any one-year-old princess.

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Rachel Riley dress and bloomer set (£35,

Those sweet little jumpers and shorts that Prince George wears for official photos? They’re by Rachel Riley, and now your own little princess can share the same designer as the Cambridge family.
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Princess spoon (£13.95,

This is so cute you might find yourself borrowing it from baby for your morning cereal.  Silver-plated but light to lift, we love its vintage good looks.
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J by Jasper Conran dress and coat (£15 and £19,

Social diary packed with engagements? This charmingly traditional pink outfit from Jasper Conran should keep baby’s adoring public happy. And Nanny will love it. 
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Miffy book (£5.99,

The iconic bunny’s latest book tells of adventures with the Royal baby. Because every little one should have a bookshelf of Miffy stories…
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Lost My Name personalised book (£19.99,

This makes for enchanting reading at bedtime. It tells the story of a child who has lost her name, and sets off on an adventure to find it. Along the way she meets all kinds of magical characters and each one gives her a letter for her name. At the end, it’s revealed to be your baby’s name. Sob!
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The Charlotte dress (£45,

She may not have a palace to parade it around, but this flower-covered dress will make your little girl the belle of any ball.
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Charlotte the Giraffe (£16.99,

Nattou make butter-soft cuddly toys for babies and this fluffy giraffe is sure to become a firm fave at nap time. Wonder if there’s one of these in the nursery at Kensington Palace…?
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Party shoes (£32 per pair,

Proper shoes! Dainty little feet need good support and room to grow, and these classic pink Mary Janes and gold dolly shoes fit the bill in style.
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Welsh gold charms (from £109,

Start a charm bracelet for your princess now and she’ll cherish it forever. These are by Clogau, made from silver with a touch of the same rare Welsh gold that’s used in the Royal Family’s wedding rings. 
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Fisher-Price Touch ‘n Crawl Princess (£29.99,

This cuddly doll starts crawling at one touch from baby, helping them learn balance and motor skills. It plays music and makes a range of sounds too.
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Personalised Carousel Money Box (£25.99,

Turn this adorable money box around and the horses move up and down! There’s space for a 60-word message to be engraved. The perfect traditional gift.
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Violet teddy bear in Liberty print dress (£128,

It doesn’t get much more Royal than a Steiff teddy bear wearing a dress from Liberty. The price is a bit yikes but it’s a family heirloom in the making.

The Princess recently took a starring role in HRH The Queen‘s 90th birthday offical photo, sitting proudly on her great-grandmother’s knee. The Queen is surrounded by her two youngest grandchildren and her five great-grandchildren.

Happy birthday Princess CharlottePhoto: Annie Leibowitz

Last year, a selection of adorable photos of Princess Charlotte were released by Kensington Palace, taken by her mum, the Duchess of Cambridge. In those photos, we fell in love with the tiny Princess, playing with a cuddly dog and wearing her now-trademark outfit of a Liberty-print dress and cosy cardigan. 

Happy Birthday Princess Charlotte!

Photo: HRH The Duchess of Cambridge/@KensingtonRoyal

>> Photos from Princess Charlotte’s Christening

>> The first official photos of Princess Charlotte and Prince George


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