celebrates his eighth birthday!
Kensington Palace began the young royal's birthday celebrations on Wednesday by continuing its custom of releasing birthday portraits one day early; the third in line to the throne will officially celebrate on Thursday.
The Duchess of Cambridge
of Prince George, who is wearing a navy
and orange collared shirt
and matching navy shorts and is beaming at the camera.
According to a Kensington Palace statement
shared with Stardia, the photo was taken in Norfolk earlier this month.
George, the eldest child of Prince William
and Kate Middleton
, was born on July 22, 2013, at 4:24 p.m. at St Mary's Hospital
Given that George wore an England
jersey in his beaming birthday portraits last year, many assumed that the portraits would feature him in one as well:
This post was shared by Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@dukeandduchessofcambridge) on Instagram
It was also assumed that the young royal would wear something England-related, as George did not wear a soccer
jersey while accompanying his parents to two Euro 2020
matches in recent weeks.
Instead, the prince dressed up for the games in a suit and tie and cheered on the Three Lions with all his might during the finals:
The country felt a lot like Prince George soccer pic.twitter.com/oIzeqkfz56 — Chris Ship (@chrisshipitv) July 11, 2021
The England games were just another glimpse of the Cambridge children
, whose presence at royal engagements and appearances on social media
have increased in the last two years, particularly during the pandemic
, and is part of a new shift in Kate and William's social media presence, which includes them becoming YouTubers.
Because of the increased appearances, royal supporters heard the Cambridge children speak for the first time
in a video posted on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Instagram last October.
In the video, George, Princess Charlotte
, and Prince Louis all pose
questions to naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough
This post was shared by Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@dukeandduchessofcambridge) on Instagram.
Something tells us that there will be even more for the Cambridge children in the future, including possibly some YouTube appearances, especially as the Queen celebrates her Platinum Jubilee
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