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New photos for Princess Charlotte, and lots of birthday gifts

Bee wire reports


While the royal family celebrates Princess Charlotte's first birthday today, the rest of the world can enjoy new photos of the little girl, which were released by Kensington Palace on Twitter and Instagram today.

The pictues were snapped by Kate Middleton. Princess Kate took her own turn in front of the camera for the cover of this month's Vogue U.K.

Charlotte may be too young to appreciate it, but she’s has received an extraordinary array of birthday gifts.

Kensington Palace officials say she received letters and gifts from 64 countries on her first birthday Monday.

Some were early birthday presents given during recent state visits by world leaders, including President Obama, who with his wife Michelle gave Charlotte a jigsaw puzzle and a soft toy modeled on Bo, the White House dog.

British Prime Minister David Cameron gave the princess Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales, and the prime minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, sent a snowsuit and a book.

New Zealand sent teddy bears, blankets and booties of native wool, the Chinese gave her a set of silk figurines and the president of Mexico sent a silver rattle.