The newest addition to the Royal Family kept warm in a baby bonnet woven at a historic Moray cashmere plant as she played in the snow for the first time.
Princess Charlotte was spotted beaming beneath a fluffy pink hat manufactured at the Johnstons of Elgin base during a trip to the French Alps.
The adorable tot smiled broadly as she enjoyed her first family holiday surrounded by falling snowflakes.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released a series of photographs of their trip abroad this week, which was their first family holiday since the birth of Princess Charlotte last May.
The wintry images show the 10-month-old posing alongside two-year-old brother Prince George, dad Prince William and mum Kate Middleton.
Eagle-eyed observers were quick to recognise the distinctive bonnet the Princess was wearing, and Johnston’s of Elgin expressed its delight that she had been dressed in one of the mill’s cashmere fair isle baby hats.
Yesterday speculation began to build that the firm could experience a boom in sales of the hat in question, as parents clamour to dress their own little princesses in regal style.
The royal seal of approval comes at a time when the storied company is expanding its operations.
Established in 1797, the company has three shops in Scotland – at its Elgin and Hawick mills and in St Andrews.
There is also a store at Nantucket in the US, and a franchise outlet at Auckland in New Zealand.
Last December, Johnstons of Elgin opened the doors of its first flagship store in London’s fashionable west end.
And Moray MP Angus Robertson recently revealed that he has a “soft spot” for the firm’s knitted silk ties, which have become his signature attire for his weekly jousts with David Cameron at Prime Minister’s Questions in the Commons.
Mr Robertson said: “Johnstons of Elgin is a calling card for Speyside and Moray.
“It’s one of the world’s finest cashmere and textile manufacturers and I have a soft spot for their knitted silk ties.”