Princess Charlotte cuddles up to unexpected guest in another sweet birthday portrait

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Princess Charlotte turned eight on Tuesday (2 May) and her parents celebrated by sharing not one but two portraits of the young royal on Instagram.

Ahead of the big day, the Prince and Princess of Wales posted a photo taken by Kate, later sharing another snap of Charlotte cuddled up to their family dog, Orla.

"Thank you for all the birthday wishes," the caption on Instagram read alongside a pic of Charlotte and Orla, captured by photographer Millie Pilkington.

In the comments section, royal fans were – unsurprisingly – overjoyed by the adorable photo, and shared plenty of praise for Charlotte... and Orla.

"Aww another beautiful picture of the birthday girl and adorable Orla," one fan commented, as someone else added: "Aww thank you for this second birthday picture. Princess Charlotte is so beautiful and sweet. Nice to see Orla too!"

Other fans commented on the likeness Charlotte shares with her parents. "She received the best features from both Mama and Daddy!" one person said, as someone else chimed in with: "So adorable! You can see both parents in her face."

Photographer Millie also shared her thanks to the royals for the opportunity. "So honoured to have been asked to take your portrait Charlotte. And even more so that your parents have shared this," she wrote in a comment. "Thank you for making my shoot with you such fun. You are as beautiful in character as you are in life."

Later this week, Charlotte, her parents and other royals will have even more to celebrate, with King Charles III's coronation taking place on Saturday 6 May.

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