May 1, 2020 / 10:00 PM / 3 months ago

UK's Princess Charlotte celebrates her fifth birthday

Undated handout photo released by Kensington Palace of Princess Charlotte, who celebrates her fifth birthday Saturday, taken in April by her mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, on the Sandringham Estate, where the family helped to pack up and deliver food packages for isolated pensioners in the local area. Duchess of Cambridge/Handout via REUTERS.

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Princess Charlotte, daughter of Prince William and his wife Kate, celebrates her fifth birthday on Saturday - an occasion marked by the release of four new photographs of the young royal.

The photographs were taken last month by her mother at the Sandringham Estate in eastern England where the family helped to pack and deliver food parcels for isolated pensioners in the local area.

Last month, Charlotte's great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth, the world's oldest and longest-serving monarch, turned 94. However there was little fanfare to mark that occasion as Britain endures a nationwide lockdown to contain the coronavirus outbreak - its worst national crisis since World War Two.

Reporting by William James; editing by Stephen Addison

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