The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have shared a new photograph of Prince George to mark the young prince’s fifth birthday on Sunday.
The photograph was taken in the garden at Clarence House by Matt Porteous, following the christening of Prince Louis on Monday 9th July.
Louis was christened in the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace on 9 July with the Royal Family, Middleton family and his godparents and their spouses in attendance. However, it was announced that morning that The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were unable to attend. Buckingham Palace stressed there was no cause for concern and that it was due to the 92-year-old monarch having a busy week ahead. The Duke retired from royal duties in 2017.
The christening ceremony included two hymns, two lessons and two anthems. The hymns are “O Jesus, I Have Promised” and “Lord of All Hopefulness” while the anthems were John Rutter’s ”This is the day which the Lord hath made” and Gareth Wilson’s Welsh lullaby, “Suo Gân.” The former was composed for the Duke and Duchess’s wedding in April 2011 and were performed by The Choir of Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal.
Prince George was born on 22nd July 2013 in the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in London as the first child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. His two younger siblings are Princess Charlotte (2 May 2015) and Prince Louis (23 April 2018).