William has developed a reputation as a doting father in recent years, and has been photographed cuddling all three of his children. He and his wife Kate Middleton are clearly close with their kids and are often happy to answer the public’s questions about them. While William’s eldest, Prince George, is set to one day inherit the throne from his father, it turns out it is his daughter with whom the Duke of Cambridge has a special affinity with.
William and Kate visited Bradford back in January and were shown the astonishing baking talents of a member of the community when visiting Khidmat Centres.
The centre offers activities and workshops which assist the most vulnerable in the community, and one baker had prepared some cupcakes featuring photographs of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for their visit.
The photos included images from when the couple first met, their marriage and their three children’s first public outings.
Upon inspection, though, William had to do a double-take over one particular image.
The programme recorded the royal’s trip to Kenya, he met a little girl, and smiling, asked her: “Do you like trouble?
“You are like my little Charlotte! How old is she?”
Her mother replied: “She is three.”
William said: “She is three years, exactly like my Charlotte!”
The Duke of Cambridge also noted how having children had altered his perspective on the environment in the programme.
He said: “Now I’ve got George, Charlotte and Louis — they’re my life and your outlook does change.”
Yet, William has spoken with particular fondness when talking about his second-born in the past.
When she was born in 2015, he said she was a “little joy of heaven”, and has given rare snippets of insight during royal engagements, for instance, he has said that she “loves to dance”.
Charlotte is also thought to have a “feisty personality” compared to her shy older brother, George.
She is reportedly a bit of a “tomboy” according to royal author Katie Nicholl, who said Charlotte’s friends at nursery used to call her Lottie — and ‘Warrior Princess’.
Ms Nicholl told Entertainment Tonight: “I’m wondering if that might be a nickname that will stick with her.
“Apparently she earned that nickname because obviously she is a Princess, but she’s quite a tomboy.
“She loves climbing trees and she’s very much an adventurer, she was quite known for her feisty personality.”
William reportedly calls his daughter Mignonette, too, which means “small, sweet and delicate” in French.