The Queen sends Princess Charlotte a happy birthday message with adorable throwback snaps

WE'RE sure Princess Charlotte had a royally good time celebrating turning five today with her parents and brothers.

Now, the Queen has marked her great-granddaughter's birthday from Windsor Castle with a series of adorable throwback snaps.

In a post on Instagram, the monarch – who herself recently turned 94- shared the latest portrait released of Prince William and Kate Middleton's daughter, as well as three old photos featuring the youngster.

The carousel's caption read: "Happy Birthday to Princess Charlotte who is celebrating her 5th birthday today!

"Princess Charlotte is The Queen’s fifth great-grandchild.

"Swipe to see Her Majesty pictured with her two youngest grandchildren and five of her great grandchildren, including Princess Charlotte."

The images shared included a picture of the Queen with two of her grandchildren, and five of her great-grandchildren – including Charlotte – taken by renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz in 2016 to mark her 90th birthday.

The little girl sat on the monarch's lap, flanked by brother Prince George, as well asLady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn, Mia Tindall, Savannah Phillips and Isla Phillips.

Another snap is of the youngster as a flower girl at Princess Eugenie's wedding in 2018.

Finally, there is a photo of her on the balcony of Buckingham Palace with Her Majesty, Prince Philip and the Duchess of Cambridge at Trooping The Colour in 2017.

Within hours of being posted, the image has received more than 573,000 'likes' and over 4,000 comments.

One person wrote: "Beautiful pictures. She is so like her great grandma."

Another shared: "Happy birthday to the most adorable little Princess Charlotte!"

A third added: "Can't believe how fast she's grown up!"

The newest image of Charlotte was taken by mum, Kate, last month.

It was released earlier today along with a series of other candid shots showing her helping deliver fresh, homemade pasta to vulnerable and isolated pensioners near her family's Norfolk country home of Anmer Hall on the Sandringham Estate.

In other royal news, we told you how royal fans got emotional watching grinning Prince William and Prince Harry working together on DIY SOS repeat.

We also revealed how the The Queen once told staff that the dogs were "better fed" than her at Buckingham Palace.

And Kate Middleton spent her ninth wedding anniversary hard at work with charities.

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