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It's been a year since William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, welcomed their daughter Charlotte into the world. This weekend, Kensington Palace released four new photos of the birthday girl, saying they had been taken by her mother last month at the Cambridges' country house, Anmer Hall.


Kensington Palace officials said Monday that Charlotte received letters and gifts from 64 countries, including Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sent a snowsuit and a book.

Some were early birthday presents given during recent state visits by world leaders, including U.S. President Barack Obama, who with his wife, Michelle, gave Charlotte a jigsaw puzzle and a soft toy modeled on Bo, the White House dog.

British Prime Minister David Cameron gave the princess Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales. New Zealand sent teddy bears, blankets and booties of native wool, the Chinese gave her a set of silk figurines and the president of Mexico sent a silver rattle.


Can we predict the future for Princess Charlotte? A Halifax astrologist says that when Princess Charlotte turns eight years old, she will be involved in a life-changing event, Amberly McAteer writes.

A look back at William and Catherine’s first five years as a married couple


The Queen’s visits to Canada and how The Globe covered them Between 1957 and 2010, she visited Canada 22 times. Michelle Pressé takes a look at 10 of the Queen's most memorable trips.