Prince George, the eldest child of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is celebrating his seventh birthday on Wednesday.
“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to share two new photographs of Prince George ahead of his seventh birthday,” Kensington Royal said on Twitter.
The photographs of Prince George were taken by his mum, the Duchess of Cambridge, earlier this month at their home in Norfolk, England, where the family has been since lockdown began in the UK.
Throughout lockdown, The Duke has kept in contact with organisations working in the sector, including @PassageCharity and @centrepointuk, to hear from clients about their experiences of isolation and to thank the charities’ frontline staff for their dedicated service. pic.twitter.com/55CtBkZNxD
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) July 18, 2020
Prince George is the eldest child and third in the line of succession to the British throne behind his grandfather Prince Charles and his father Prince William. As he is expected to become king one day, his birth at St Mary’s Hospital, London, England, was widely celebrated across the Commonwealth.
The new photographs show Prince George with a gap-toothed smile in casual clothes as he played outside in the gardens of their home Anmer Hall.
In one image, Prince George wears a camouflage t-shirt, perfect for playing hide and seek.
In the second portrait, Prince George wears a polo shirt and casual trousers as he poses against a rustic door.
The pictures follow similar images by the Duchess of Cambridge of Prince George’s siblings, who have also celebrated birthdays during lockdown.
Prince Louis turned two in April, showing off rainbow-painted hands during an arts and crafts session celebrating the NHS.
Princess Charlotte, who was five in May, was seen delivering homemade pasta to neighbours at Sandringham.
Recent years have seen the palace replace professional photographs with portraits taken by his mother at home, capturing the prince at his most relaxed.
The Duchess of Cambridge, a keen amateur photographer, has recently launched a photography project with the National Portrait Gallery, asking members of the public to capture the images that best represent life in lockdown.