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Princess Charlotte makes first Buckingham Palace balcony appearance

Princess Charlotte has only been seen officially in public twice. Credit: Dominic Lipinski / PA Wire

Princess Charlotte has made her first public appearance on the balcony at Buckingham Palace.

At 13 months old, Charlotte is almost the same age as the Queen was when she first appeared on Buckingham Palace's balcony 89 years ago.

In 1927, Princess Elizabeth was 14 months old when she was taken out onto the front of the royal residence by her parents the Duke and Duchess of York, later George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and her grandparents King George V and Queen Mary.

Charlotte has made her first balcony appearance at nearly the same age as the Queen. Credit: Yui Mok / PA Wire

Charlotte has only been seen officially in public in the UK twice before - on the hospital steps on the day she was born and at her christening 11 months ago.

Charlotte's older brother Prince George made his debut last year - dressed in the same clothes his father the Duke of Cambridge wore for the same occasion in the 1980s.

Around 45 members of the royal family took to the front of the palace including the Princess Royal, Zara Phillips and husband Mike Tindall, Peter Phillips, the Duke of York, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, and the Earl and Countess of Wessex and their children Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor and Viscount Severn.

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