Princess Charlotte's sassy response to Prince William when asked about her age

Princess Charlotte and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge arrive for a settling in afternoon at Lambrook School, near Ascot on September 7, 2022 in Bracknell, England.
Prince William previously revealed what age Princess Charlotte says she is when she is asked -Credit:Jonathan Brady - Pool/Getty Images

Princess Charlotte may have just turned nine but she is said to be in charge at home and her strong, confident personality is something her parents, William and Kate, are all too aware of.

Prince William previously gave a humorous insight into his self assured daughter's character as he opened up about their life at home during an official engagement in the West Midlands.

In a clip shared by MailOnline at the time, the Prince of Wales explained how Princess Charlotte replies when she is asked how old she is.

He said: "If you ask her, she says she's 16. Charlotte says, 'I'm six now, I'll do whatever I want'. They grow up very fast!"

Three years on, and the young royal has turned into a very popular and fun-loving young lady, the Mirror reports.

Princess Charlotte of Wales on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla on May 6, 2023 in London, England.
Princess Charlotte celebrates her ninth birthday today -Credit:UK Press Pool/UK Press via Getty Images

Charlotte attends Lambrook with her two brothers, George, ten and Louis, six, but the royal trio are all in separate years at the Berkshire Prep school due to their age gaps.

Speaking of the Wales' children, a source recently told HELLO! : "They're lovely kids.

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"Charlotte is so kind and friendly and the other children adore her. She's kind to the kids in younger years and she's very popular. George seems like a nice boy, too, and little Louis just has so much energy."

Their parents, Prince William and Kate Middleton, are determined to give their children as normal a childhood as possible while they grow up in the public eye.

The young princess was initially registered as Charlotte Cambridge at school but her friends now refer to her by a nickname she is said to adore.

Britain's Prince George of Wales (C), Britain's Prince Louis of Wales (R) and Britain's Princess Charlotte of Wales (L) pose for a group picture with volunteers who are taking part in the Big Help Out, during a visit to the 3rd Upton Scouts Hut in Slough, west of London on May 8, 2023, where the family helped to renovate and improve the building.
Charlotte, George and Louis all attend the same school -Credit:DANIEL LEAL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Reports suggest that her school pals have shortened her name and now call her Lottie Wales, in a nod to her parents' new titles that were given to them by King Charles when the late Queen Elizabeth passed away.

In the past year, Charlotte has attended more royal engagements and celebrations than ever before.

The nine-year-old, who is third in line to the throne, appeared at her great grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II's funeral in 2022.

She also attended her grandfather King Charles III's Coronation in May last year and even received a big cheer when she attended Wimbledon last summer.

During family engagements, Charlotte is seen usually taking on a leading role as she guides her two brothers or admonishes them with a quiet confidence.

According to one royal expert, her self assurance will only continue to develop given the strong female role models in her life.

Prince George of Wales, Prince Louis of Wales and Princess Charlotte of Wales attends the Christmas Day service at St Mary Magdalene Church on December 25, 2022 in Sandringham, Norfolk.
The young royal is often seen quietly keeping her two brothers in check during royal engagements -Credit:Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

Speaking to OK! Magazine , former BBC royal correspondent Jennie Bond said: "Charlotte strikes me as quite a confident young lady but, with two brothers, she will no doubt be looking to her mother and other women in the family as role models - from her great-grandmother the Queen to her own mum.

"All three children have a claim to think of themselves as pretty special to their parents: George because he is the heir, Charlotte because she’s the only girl, and Louis because he’s the youngest.

"Charlotte is reaching the age when she can really appreciate her mother’s sense of style and they can share 'girlie' moments together. Catherine also provides the perfect role model for how to behave as a senior member of the Royal Family."

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