Prince William and Catherine Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, have released the photos of their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte together. The littlest royals’ adorable pictures were shot by their mother in mid-May at the family’s country home in Anmer Hall.

Kensington Palace, the official London residence of William and Kate, has shared the “very special” photos on its Twitter and Instagram accounts on Sunday. These are Charlotte’s first publicly-released photos since she was seen outside the St Mary’s Hospital in London on May 2, the day she was born.

The images show George, who is almost 2 years old, cradling the youngest British royal as she was perch on his lap. In one of the photos, Charlotte appeared to be smiling as her big brother kissed her above the eye.

Just like the time when he visited his newborn sister in the hospital, the Prince of Cambridge, whose perfectly coiffed hair was parted on one side, was wearing a knee-high blue socks for the photos. According to Us magazine, the little prince donned a Rachel Riley white and blue button-down and dark shorts with black shoes. Charlotte, meanwhile, is understood to be wearing an Irulea white sweater and matching pants and socks given by nanny Maria Borrallo.

Catherine took the photos at the Anmer Hall in May using a Canon EOS 5D Mk II camera, which retailed at US$2,499 [$3,278] when it first hit the market, the magazine said. The British royals appear to have an affinity for keeping family photographs in the family. The family’s August 2013 portrait, in which William and Catherine posed in the garden of the Middleton family home with their month-old son George and family pets Lupo and Tilly, was taken by Catherine’s father Michael.

Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, currently the fourth in line to succeed her great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, will be christened on July 5 at the St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, the same church where her late grandmother Princess Diana was christened in August 1961.Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby will hold the ceremony.

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