Friday 24 May 2019

Princess Charlotte is following in her mother's sell-out style footsteps after fourth birthday portraits

Princess Charlotte taken by her mother, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, at their home in Norfolk in April to mark her fourth birthday on Thursday May 2nd, 2019. (Photo by the Duchess of Cambridge via Getty Images)
Princess Charlotte taken by her mother, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, at their home in Norfolk in April to mark her fourth birthday on Thursday May 2nd, 2019. (Photo by the Duchess of Cambridge via Getty Images)
Princess Charlotte taken by her mother, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, at Kensington Palace in April to mark her fourth birthday on Thursday May 2nd, 2019. (Photo by the Duchess of Cambridge via Getty Images)
Princess Charlotte taken by her mother, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, at their home in Norfolk in April to mark her fourth birthday on Thursday May 2nd, 2019. (Photo by the Duchess of Cambridge via Getty Images)
Princess Charlotte taken by her mother, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, at Kensington Palace in April to mark her fourth birthday on Thursday May 2nd, 2019. (Photo by the Duchess of Cambridge via Getty Images)
This photograph taken in the Autumn by Matt Porteous, shows The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their three children, Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte and Prince George (right) at Anmer Hall in Norfolk
In this handout image provided by Clarence House, HRH Prince Charles Prince of Wales poses for an official portrait to mark his 70th Birthday in the gardens of Clarence House, with Their Royal Highnesses Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Willliam Duke of Cambridge, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, Prince Harry Duke of Sussex and Meghan Duchess of Sussex, on September 5, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson / Clarence House via Getty Images)
Flower Girls Princess Charlotte, left and Theodora Williams wave to the crowds following the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Britain, October 12, 2018. Alastair Grant/Pool via REUTERS
Princess Charlotte and Prince George

Laura Elston

Princess Charlotte has proved herself to be a style queen after a massive spike in sales of the summer dress she wore in her fourth birthday photos.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's middle child was pictured in Trotters' £70 Lily Rose Betsy dress, featuring a blue floral Liberty print, puff sleeves and a Peter Pan collar.

Sophie Mirman, founder of childrenswear company Trotters, said: "We've pretty much sold out online.

"As soon as the image came out, we saw a massive spike in sales. There's been a huge, huge amount of interest. We're a small family business and everything is designed by us and made exclusively for us. It's lovely to have that recognition.

Princess Charlotte taken by her mother, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, at their home in Norfolk in April to mark her fourth birthday on Thursday May 2nd, 2019. (Photo by the Duchess of Cambridge via Getty Images)
Princess Charlotte taken by her mother, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, at their home in Norfolk in April to mark her fourth birthday on Thursday May 2nd, 2019. (Photo by the Duchess of Cambridge via Getty Images)

"It's such a beautiful photograph of the princess."

She added: "We expect it to be sold out by the weekend but we're able to manufacture some more. We're desperately trying to get more stock back in."

The summer outfit has sold out in sizes 4Y, 5Y and 6/7Y - but there are some still available in size 2Y, 3Y and 8/9Y.

The princess's £26 navy Hampton Canvas Plum shoes are also by Trotters, and have attracted a great deal of interest as well.

Ms Mirman added: "There was a huge spike in sales of the shoes overnight."

Charlotte was spotted wearing a pink Rosa version of the shoes at the Houghton Horse trials last year, while George was wearing a navy pair, prompting speculation he may have handed them down to his younger sister.

Princess Charlotte waves on the steps of St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle after the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, in Windsor, Britain October 12, 2018. Andrew Matthews/Pool via REUTERS
Princess Charlotte waves on the steps of St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle after the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, in Windsor, Britain October 12, 2018. Andrew Matthews/Pool via REUTERS

The Duchess of Cambridge turned to Trotters to dress Prince Louis for his first birthday photos last week, when he wore the Thomas Brown Little Puppy Jumper in denim blue.

Followers of royal fashion praised the choice of Charlotte's outfits on Twitter, with @WhatKateWore writing "Isn't she just darling in these?!" and @CharlotteStyleO saying the princess "gets cuter and cuter with each new pic".

Charlotte was also pictured wearing a tartan Yarrow skirt by Amaia Kids in the series of three birthday images taken by Kate.

The £50 skirt is from the 2017 autumn/winter and no longer appears on the children's luxury clothing company's website.

Charlotte was also seen in the item at the Burnham Market horse trials in Norfolk last month.

Charlotte also wore a grey wool cardigan with multi-coloured flecks over a navy turtleneck in the images released by Kensington Palace.

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