Prince William was snapped doting on his daughter Princess Charlotte as the young royal attended the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham yesterday.
The seven-year-old princess was also accompanied by her mother the Duchess of Cambridge, 40, as she watched the swimming, hockey and gymnastics.
Royal fans noted how William’s pride was clear to see, with one tweeting: ‘He is a wonderful dad.
Another posted: ‘Love this natural interaction of Papa and daughter.’ A third added: ‘Sweetheart Charlotte loves her papa William.’
The excitement of the day appeared to threaten to overwhelm seven-year-old Princess Charlotte (pictured, centre) at times, and she was snapped with her head in her hands
However, her father Prince William, 40, (pictured, right) was seen leaning over to talk to his daughter, and gently touching her hair and chatting to her
The outing, which saw Charlotte (centre) attend the Commonwealth Games with her parents Kate Middleton (left) and Prince William (right) marked the first time Charlotte has made a public appearance without her brothers Prince George, 8, and Prince Louis, 4
The caring father leaned in to comfort Princess Charlotte and give her a cuddle after she grew restless during the hockey competition
The Duke of Cambridge cuddled his daughter in a moment that won praise from royal fans
During the trip, the trio were snapped cheering on swimmers at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre. They also attended a hockey match, where the excitement of the day seemed to overwhelm the young royal a little.
Photographs show the princess, who was wearing a £44 Rachel Riley dress, looking a little tired as she sits with her head in her hands. Luckily, Prince William was on hand to comfort his daughter.
The Duke was snapped tenderly moving a lock of his daughter’s hair out of her face while he spoke to the youngster.
Another image shows William cradling the back of Charlotte’s head in his hand, as her mother Kate Middleton joins the conversation.
Despite looking a little tired at times, the seven-year-old was also snapped enjoying the activity during the day.
Royal fans gushed over the adorable interactions between father and daughter and called Charlotte a ‘Daddy’s girl’
Charlotte, who is thought to be a big sports fan, and who last week joined her father in creating a video message for the Lionesses ahead of their Euro 2022 final, seemed animated at times as she watched the action.
At another event during the day, she sat next to the Duchess, who wore her £1,945 white Alexander McQueen trouser suit for the outing, as they watched some swimming.
The youngster was seen clapping, sticking out her tongue and gasping at moments of action, as Kate appeared to be explaining the action to her.
As the Cambridges got up from their seats to leave the Aquatics Centre, a beaming Charlotte was seen making a thumbs-up gesture to William.
Prince William (right) watches on as Princess Charlotte wipes her face with her hands, as she watches a hockey match with her parents
At one point, the seven-year-old was seen putting her hands around the shoulders of Kate Middleton (left) and Prince William (right)
Feeling tense! Princess Charlotte bit her lip as she and her parents, Kate and Prince William, gave a round of applause at the event in Birmingham
Thumb’s up for a great day out! The little royal appeared to be having a whale of a time at the event, offering her father an enthusiastic gesture after the swimming heats
After the outing to the Aquatics Centre, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge paid a visit to a programme supporting young athletes.
Princess Charlotte was photographed on her best behaviour, shaking hands with Tim Lawler, CEO of SportsAid.
Yesterday was just the latest public appearances from Princess Charlotte over the past few months. The little royal attended a number of different events to mark the Queen’s Jubilee earlier this summer.
Meanwhile she and Prince George took part in their first official engagement at the same time, joining the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to visit Cardiff in June.
After the outing to the Aquatics Centre, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge paid a visit to a programme supporting young athletes, pictured. Right, shaking hands with Tim Lawler, CEO of SportsAid
Princess Charlotte was on her best behaviour as she joined her parents to meet athletes at SportsAid House at the 2022 Commonwealth Games
Senior royals are representing the Queen at the Commonwealth Games as she continues to take a step back from royal duties. The monarch, 96, remains in residence in her Scottish home of Balmoral, in Aberdeenshire.
Prince Charles stood in for his mother at the spectacular opening ceremony and was greeted by cheers as he drove into the stadium in an Aston Martin.
Meanwhile Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex have made a number of appearances during the competition thus far, attending yesterday with their children Lady Louise, 18, and James, 14.