Princess Charlotte dons sold-out Zara houndstooth dress with leggings

Check her out! Princess Charlotte dons a Zara dress in houndstooth print loved by Princess Diana and Kate Middleton as she volunteers to deliver food to vulnerable people in birthday snaps

  • Princess Charlotte is celebrating her fifth birthday today at Anmer Hall, Norfolk
  • Kate Middleton, 38, and Prince William, 37, have shared snaps of the little royal
  • Dressed the youngster in a trendy Zara dress with a cool houndstooth pattern
  • Also opted for £12 grey leggings to stay cosy in the drisly grey weather  
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

Princess Charlotte donned a sold-out Zara houndstooth dress with £12 leggings as she volunteered to deliver food to vulnerable people in new portraits taken for the little royal’s fifth birthday.

Kate Middleton, 38, and Prince William, 37, have released new pictures of Charlotte as she helped to deliver home-made pasta to vulnerable Norfolk residents isolated by coronavirus earlier this week.

In the snaps, the little princess can be seen wearing a sold-out houndstooth dress with a trendy distinctive ruffle from Zara, as well as a pair of £12 cosy grey leggings from Amaia Kids. 

The houndstooth print is a favourite of her mother Kate, who has often been seen in the pattern, as well as being favoured by the late Princess Diana.  

Princess Charlotte, who is celebrating her fifth birthday today, donned a smart houndstooh dress from Zara and a pair of £12 leggings from Amaia Kids as she joined her parents to volunteer in Norfolk this week

The monochrome houndstooth style is one that Princess Charlotte hasn’t been seen in before – but it is loved by her mother, and she returns to time after time.

Kate has been seen in a selection of different check dresses and jackets in a variety of styles over the years. 

In January, the Duchess stepped out in a houndstooth gown, which like her daughter’s was from high street brand Zara, was the first of Kate’s houndstooth outfits to in cooperate another of her favourite trends – the pussybow neckline. 

The choice to wear the bold print by the usually demure duchess could also be seen as a nod to Princess Diana.

The houndstooth print is one loved by Princess Charlotte’s mother Kate, who has often been seen in the pattern (pictured, in January) 

The pattern was also beloved by Princess Diana, who wore a red and white houndstooth Moschino jacket on a number of occasions (pictured) 

The late royal wore a red and white houndstooth jacket by Moschino with a black and white houndstooth skirt on several occasions. 

Princess Charlotte opted for the pattern as she joined the entire family to help out with a local initiative started by the monarch’s staff.

New commemorative portraits were, as usual, taken by keen amateur snapper Kate, earlier this week in between home schooling sessions at Anmer Hall, the family’s Norfolk home on the Queen’s Sandringham estate. 

The family joined with staff, who have been preparing and delivering meals for pensioners and the vulnerable in the area during the lockdown.

To mark her birthday, Kensington Palace has released new pictures of Charlotte as she helped her parents deliver home-made pasta (left and right) to vulnerable Norfolk residents isolated by coronavirus earlier this week – a royal ‘meals on Wills’, you may say

After sharing four images of the little royal yesterday, the couple went on to thank fans for their well wishes and released a fifth picture today.

In the new snap, which was taken by Kate as part of the series, the little royal can be seen thoughtfully holding one of the parcels of pasta.

Around 1,000 meals were dispensed in the first week alone, and the scheme has been running for five weeks so far.

This time the Cambridges, all keen cooks, rustled up some home-made pasta which they separated into 12 large bags and tied up with raffia to add to the food parcels. Sources said all the children – even little Louis, two – were involved.

The photographs were released by Kensington Palace today to mark the little royal’s fifth birthday 

The following day, the family then helped to load bags of fresh produce into a van from the Sandringham Visitors’ Centre ready for delivery.

Sources say William, Kate, Charlotte and George spent two and a half hours driving around the area delivering food to those in need.

The princess can even be seen in one picture proudly knocking on an elderly resident’s door with her goodies, standing on a mat which reads ‘Welcome Home, Wipe Your Feet’.

Kate and Prince William went on to release a fifth picture of Princess Charlotte on her birthday on their Instagram page, thanking fans for their good wishes

While she loves arts, crafts, modelling and, of course, the recent craze for ‘slime’, Princess Charlotte is not adverse to kicking a football around with her brothers or getting covered in mud.

The little princess also has a mischievous streak – famously poking her tongue out when she spotted her grandfather, Michael Middleton, in the crowd at The King’s Cup regatta last summer.

And most were left utterly enchanted when they saw her skipping around her mother’s show garden at Chelsea last year, completely carefree.

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