Princess Charlotte beams in new photo taken by Kate released to mark her ninth birthday

2 May 2024, 10:41 | Updated: 2 May 2024, 15:31

Princess Charlotte is nine today
Princess Charlotte is nine today. Picture: Kensington Royal
Kieran Kelly

By Kieran Kelly

The Prince and Princess of Wales have released a photograph of their daughter Princess Charlotte to mark her ninth birthday.

Listen to this article

Loading audio...

Kate took the photograph of Princess Charlotte with a beaming smile as she posed next to a clematis plant with pink petals.

Charlotte's big day comes as the Wales family navigate Kate's cancer treatment, with the princess away from official duties since the start of the year.

Princess Charlotte celebrates ninth birthday

Their social media post read: "Happy 9th Birthday, Princess Charlotte!

"Thank you for all of the kind messages today."

It comes after Kate and William released a previously unseen photo as they celebrated their 13th wedding anniversary this week.

Read More: "Happy 6th Birthday, Prince Louis!" Kate shares her adorable birthday snap of young Prince

Read More: Prince William gives rare update on Kate's health during Newcastle visit

Kate has spent months away from her public duties as she continues to undergo treatment after being diagnosed with cancer.

King Charles
King Charles. Picture: Getty

The Princess of Wales announced her diagnosis in March and it came months after King Charles also revealed he had cancer.

Charles made his return to work this week as he visited a cancer centre, telling reporters he is "doing alright".

More Latest News

See more More Latest News

Princess Anne's husband has visited her in hospital

Princess Anne's husband visits her in hospital after she was hit on the head by a horse and given concussion

The Met Office has issued multiple "very high" warnings for pollen count

'Pollen bomb' to explode over UK - here's how to survive it

Dua Lipa suffered a security scare while rehearsing for her Glastonbury appearance

TikToker breaks into Dua Lipa rehearsals for Glastonbury and makes 'total prat' of themselves in security scare

Crazy Town frontman Shifty Shellshock has died at the age of 49

Crazy Town singer Shifty Shellshock - who was behind huge 2000s hit Butterfly dies at 49

Jay Slater (main) and Tenerife police hin ting for the missing Brit

Jay Slater detectives find different missing Briton while searching Tenerife gorge

Tommy Robinson has been arrested

Tommy Robinson arrested in Canada for immigration offences and stripped of passport

Exclusive
Home Secretary James Cleverly (left) and shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper take part in a live immigration debate on LBC's Nick Ferrari at Breakfast at Global Studios in Leicester Square, London. Picture date: Tuesday June 25, 2024.

James Cleverly debates Yvette Cooper on immigration | Watch Again

Exclusive
Home Secretary James Cleverly (left) and shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper take part in a live immigration debate on LBC's Nick Ferrari at Breakfast

Yvette Cooper says Labour will 'work with other countries' on migrant returns despite pledging to axe Rwanda scheme

The Tories have withdrawn support for two candidates being investigated over betting allegations.

Tories withdraw support for candidates caught up in election betting scandal

Yvette Cooper has dismissed claims made by James Cleverley on LBC

Yvette Cooper dismisses claims migrants are sitting in France 'waiting for Labour government'

Yvette Cooper slammed Just Stop Oil as 'pathetic'

Yvette Cooper slams 'pathetic' Just Stop Oil as she brands Stonehenge stunt a 'total disgrace'

Exclusive
James Cleverly and Yvette Cooper clashed on immigration

Labour will open door to 100,000 more migrants, James Cleverly claims, as Yvette Cooper accuses him of lying

Exclusive
James Cleverly and Yvette Cooper on LBC's Nick Ferrari at Breakfast.

Labour won't get rid of 'incredibly expensive' Bibby Stockholm on day one, says Yvette Cooper

Hot weather has hit the UK

Exact date 35C 'pulses' from Europe to boost UK's sweltering heatwave, as temperatures soar

Lord Robertson said it is "total nonsense" that the West provoked Russia into invading Ukraine

Nigel Farage is 'cuddling up to the Kremlin', says ex-Nato boss amid claims West provoked Russia into invading Ukraine

Sir Keir Starmer has told a headteacher that her private school should ‘work to ensure costs are kept affordable for parents’.

Private schools must ‘ensure costs are kept affordable for parents’, Starmer tells headteacher amid plans for tax raid