Royal bloggers have been suffering from baby withdrawal since the 12 hours of toddlers and newborns that was May 2. Now 34 days after Princess Charlotte was born, everyone gets a chance to ooh and ahh at the newest member of the house of Windsor. The bonus is that Prince George is holding his little sister. From the children’s outfits, it looks like the pictures were taken very soon after Charlotte’s birth. Someone will undoubtedly analyze the outfits for an exact answer!
The pictures were taken by Kate, duchess of Cambridge. She isn’t the first royal to take pictures of her children for public consumption. Crown Princess Mary of Denmark often takes official snaps of her children.
The first came from William and Kate’s official Twitter account at 4 p.m. ET (9 p.m. in London).
We’re delighted to share the first photo of Prince George with his little sister Princess Charlotte pic.twitter.com/lJbWwsqFva
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) June 6, 2015
By 4:30 p.m. ET, Twitter was flooded with the three other pictures of George and Charlotte. Except that they weren’t to be seen for another 30 minutes under the terms demanded by Kensington Palace for all those who got the pictures early so they could plan their news pages. Someone had broken the embargo. Needless to say, those who followed the rules were not impressed.
A french journalist breaks the embargo. — Niraj Tanna (@IkonPictures) June 6, 2015
I’ve been blogging on WWKD for nearly 3 years, and I have never seen an embargo go unbroken. Lets find something else to talk about. — Christine @ Effie (@christine_effie) June 6, 2015
And of course, instant comparisons to 31 years ago, when Prince William welcomed his new brother, Harry, flooded the Internet.
#PrinceGeorge and #PrincessCharlotte in May 2015; #PrinceWilliam and #PrinceHarry in October 1984. pic.twitter.com/kpWKZji4Fd — Duchess News Files (@Duchess_Files) June 6, 2015