Prince George and Princess Charlotte pictures released

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 10:46 GMT, Jun 7, 2015 |

A series of photos of Prince George and his sister Princess Charlotte have been released by Kensington Palace. The four pictures show the princess being cradled by her elder sibling as they sit on a cream couch at Anmer Hall in Norfolk, their family home with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The pictures were taken by Catherine just weeks after Princess Charlotte was born on 2 May. In an earlier tweet, Kensington Palace said the images were “very special”.

In each of the pictures, Charlotte is lying on her brother’s lap, wearing white. The prince is wearing a white shirt, blue shorts and blue socks. In one, he appears to be kissing his sister on the forehead.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children have been at Anmer Hall since leaving London shortly after the birth of the princess. Prince William and Catherine are expected to be based there for the next few years as they raise Princess Charlotte and Prince George, who is almost two, with the help of a full-time nanny. Photography is listed as one of the duchess’s hobbies in her biography on the royal website. The pictures were taken on a Canon EOS 5D Mark II camera.

The first official images of Prince George, released in 2013, were taken by the duchess’s father, Michael Middleton, in the garden of their home in Bucklebury, Berkshire.