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Why Kate Middleton often dresses Princess Charlotte in blue, according to a colour psychologist

Princess Charlotte sported an elegant blue cashmere jumper for her seventh birthday portraits – and it’s not the first time her mother Kate Middleton has opted to dress her in the colour.

The Duchess of Cambridge appears to have relied on the shade in numerous snaps of Charlotte throughout the years – including pictures celebrating her sixth, fifth, fourth and third birthdays.

Opting for blue hues shows an ‘openness against gender stereotypes’ of the shade and ‘conveys softness, trust and serenity’, according to a color psychologist.

Lancashire-based Lee Chambers told FEMAIL that the decision to often dress Charlotte in sapphire ensembles showcases ‘a modern princess who will grow into a more dynamic world’.

Three images were shared by Prince William and Kate to mark their daughter’s milestone today – with each one showing the young royal posing in the spring bluebells of the family’s Norfolk home, Anmer Hall, while sporting her £299 Ralph Lauren jumper.

Princess Charlotte (pictured) sported an elegant blue cashmere jumper for her seventh birthday portraits - and it's not the first time her mother Kate Middleton has opted to dress her in the color

Princess Charlotte (pictured) sported an elegant blue cashmere jumper for her seventh birthday portraits – and it’s not the first time her mother Kate Middleton has opted to dress her in the color

The Duchess of Cambridge appears to have relied on the shade in numerous snaps of Charlotte throughout the years - including pictures celebrating her sixth (pictured), fifth, fourth and third birthdays

The Duchess of Cambridge appears to have relied on the shade in numerous snaps of Charlotte throughout the years – including pictures celebrating her sixth (pictured), fifth, fourth and third birthdays

Opting for blue hues shows an 'openness against gender stereotypes' of the shade and 'conveys softness, trust and serenity', according to a color psychologist. Pictured, Charlotte on her fourth birthday

Opting for blue hues shows an ‘openness against gender stereotypes’ of the shade and ‘conveys softness, trust and serenity’, according to a color psychologist. Pictured, Charlotte on her fourth birthday

read said: ‘We often see Charlotte in blue outfits and blue is a color that represents calm, confidence and trust in a stable future.

‘With it being a color that conveys a sense of serenity and softness, especially in the lighter shades we often see, there is a show of respect to the royal tradition of duty.

‘It also brings to the fore an openness against the gender stereotypes of blue, showing a modern princess who will grow into a more dynamic world.

‘As a colour, it is very present in nature, featuring in both the sea and sky, and it conveys a connectedness to the bigger picture, and also links in to feelings of integrity and trust, and these will play a part as the royal’s position continues to evolve in the future.’

In this year’s birthday portraits, Charlotte teamed her blue jumper with a £15 polka dot polo top from Next.

Charlotte was first spotted wearing the Next multi-pack option during a Father’s Day appearance in 2021, alongside her older brother Prince George, eight, and her father Prince William, 39, at Sandringham.

Lancashire-based Lee Chambers told FEMAIL that the decision to often dress Charlotte in sapphire ensembles showcases 'a modern princess who will grow into a more dynamic world'. Pictured, a portrait of Charlotte to mark her fifth birthday

Lancashire-based Lee Chambers told FEMAIL that the decision to often dress Charlotte in sapphire ensembles showcases ‘a modern princess who will grow into a more dynamic world’. Pictured, a portrait of Charlotte to mark her fifth birthday

Charlotte's fourth birthday portraits (pictured) saw the royal wearing a £50 Yarrow tartan plaid skirt from Amaia Kids, paired with a light gray button up cardigan over a navy blue roll neck top and tights

Charlotte’s fourth birthday portraits (pictured) saw the royal wearing a £50 Yarrow tartan plaid skirt from Amaia Kids, paired with a light gray button up cardigan over a navy blue roll neck top and tights

Following her third birthday, a stunning photograph - again taken by the Duchess of Cambridge as is tradition - showed Charlotte with her baby brother Prince Louis, now four

Following her third birthday, a stunning photograph – again taken by the Duchess of Cambridge as is tradition – showed Charlotte with her baby brother Prince Louis, now four

While the blue Ralph Lauren cable-knit appears to be a new addition to the royal’s influential wardrobe, it’s not the first time the Duchess of Cambridge has dressed her daughter in a sweater from the US giant.

During her 2021 Father’s Day appearance, Charlotte once again teamed the Next top with a Ralph Lauren jumper, this time a £36 baby pink number.

For her sixth birthday, the young royal posed in a vibrant £59 Rachel Riley floral summer dress which was also in blue, while for her fifth, she sported a navy houndstooth smock dress from Zara.

Similarly, her fourth birthday portraits saw the royal wearing a £50 Yarrow tartan plaid skirt from Amaia Kids, paired with a light gray button up cardigan over a navy blue roll neck top and tights.

In another snap released in celebration of Charlotte’s fourth birthday, she donated a £70 blue floral Betsy Dress from high-street store Trotters.

In this year's images, Charlotte was joined by the family's new pet dog Orla. She was given to the family in the summer of 2020 by the duchess's brother, James Middleton

In this year’s images, Charlotte was joined by the family’s new pet dog Orla. She was given to the family in the summer of 2020 by the duchess’s brother, James Middleton

In this year's birthday portraits, Charlotte teamed her blue jumper with a £15 polka dot polo top from Next

In this year’s birthday portraits, Charlotte teamed her blue jumper with a £15 polka dot polo top from Next

Following her third birthday, a stunning photograph – again taken by the Duchess of Cambridge as is tradition – showed Charlotte with her baby brother Prince Louis, now four.

Sweetly kissing the newborn on the head, Charlotte sported a navy blue cardigan by royal favorite Fina Ejerique that George donned for a Vanity Fair family portrait celebrating his grandmother the Queen’s 90th birthday.

In this year’s images, Charlotte was joined by the family’s new pet dog Orla. She was given to the family in the summer of 2020 by the duchess’s brother, James Middleton.

She proved to be a great source of comfort when they lost Lupo, their first black spaniel, in November 2020.

Now that she is seven, Charlotte is likely to be seen on more royal engagements. She joined George, eight, at the Easter Service last month

Now that she is seven, Charlotte is likely to be seen on more royal engagements. She joined George, eight, at the Easter Service last month

Kate and William had doted on Lupo since they got him as a puppy in 2012 – a year after they married.

However, they so jealously guarded his privacy that they refused to confirm his identity at first, let alone reveal his name, until Kate let it slip in an incident dubbed ‘Puppygate’.

While Lupo was the Italian for ‘wolf’, Orla – whose name has also been kept under wraps for two years – is Celtic in origin and means ‘golden princess’.

It is not known why the couple chose it but they later said they liked the name Lupo so it may be the same for their new pet.

Now that she is seven, Charlotte is likely to be seen on more royal engagements such as church services. She joined George, eight, for a memorial service for their late great-grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh, in March.

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