The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have released a new picture showing their daughter Princess Charlotte, taken by her mother Kate at Anmer Hall in Norfolk, England. Picture: The Duchess of Cambridge via AP

A new picture has been released of Princes Charlotte, Britain's youngest royal, wearing an adorable yellow cardigan - ahead of her second birthday.

London — Prince William and his wife Kate have released a photo of Princess Charlotte ahead of her 2nd birthday.

The photo taken by the Duchess of Cambridge was distributed Monday, one day before Charlotte turns two.

It shows Charlotte on the grounds of Anmer Hall, the family's country home, wearing a yellow cardigan sweater decorated with images of sheep.

The family is expected to spend more time in London in the coming years. Their London base is at Kensington Palace.

Charlotte's older brother Prince George, 3, plans to attend a London school in September.

Associated Press