Princess Charlotte is following in her mother’s stylish footsteps as she joins the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the Commonwealth Games on August 2. The 7-year-old was spotted in the crowd in a black-and-white-striped fit-and-flare outfit complete with a white Peter Pan collar as she watched the swimming heats at Birmingham’s Sandwell Aquatics Centre. Wearing her Breton stripes and braided hair with La Coquette white sandals, she looked every inch the princess.
It’s the first time Charlotte has joined her parents without her brothers, and she’s certainly dressed up for the occasion. Her Rachel Riley frock perfectly complemented her mother’s monochromatic dress. Kate Middleton wore a chic white Alexander McQueen suit, which she first wore during a trip to the Caribbean earlier this year. She styled it over a fitted white top with Mappin & Webb white-gold earrings and a matching necklace from the brand and added a white belt to further cinch her waist. Middleton’s hair was styled in soft waves and she wore black eyeliner.
Princess Charlotte was seen pulling a series of animated facial expressions while watching the sporting event, reminiscent of the excited expressions displayed by her brothers: Prince George, 9, at Wimbledon and Prince Louis, 4, at the Platinum Jubilee.
The Commonwealth Games marks the second event this week where Princess Charlotte has shown she’s a sports fan. She filmed a video with father Prince William in support of the Lionesses, wishing the England women’s football team well ahead of the Euro finals on Sunday 31 July. In the clip, she’s wearing a navy and white polka-dot dress, further proof that she’s taking a page from her mom, who we know also has a penchant for polka dots.
Check out all the adorable photos of the royal mother and daughter together ahead.