Today, Prince George turns 3-years-old. The future king was born on 22 July 2013 to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
After ten and a half hours later, the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to her first child, a son, at 4:24pm BST. He weighed 8lbs and 6oz, the heaviest royal baby in 100 years. As with all royal births, an official notification of the birth was placed on an easel at Buckingham Palace. People from all over queued to see the announcement at the Buckingham Palace gate. The next day, the new prince was presented to the awaiting crowd and media by his proud parents. Prince William joked to the media, “He’s got more hair than me, thank God.”
He has had a busy life for a 3-year-old, so far he has George travelled with his parents to Australia and New Zealand on his first royal tour in April 2014, made his first balcony appearance at Buckingham Palace for the Trooping of the Colour on 13 June 2014 and made his first U.K official engagement when he joined his parents at the Royal International Air Tattoo last week.
In honour of his birthday, 4 new pictures have been released by photographer Matt Porteous. We hope you enjoy!
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