Prince George turns five: Official birthday picture released

Prince George turned five on Sunday (22 July) – and a new picture has been released by Kensington Palace.

The eldest child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was photographed in the garden of Clarence House.

The statement on Kensington Palace’s Instagram account read: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share a new photograph of Prince George to mark his fifth birthday – thank you everyone for your lovely messages.”

The picture, showing the prince smiling was taken after the christening of Prince Louis.

The photographer, Matt Porteous, had also taken private pictures for William and Kate at the christening of two-month-old Louis earlier this month.

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George was last seen, alongside his parents and younger siblings, at the christening in The Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace. It was the first time the family-of-five had been seen together.

As a royal, each of Prince George’s birthdays are marked with a special set of photographs.

For his first birthday, pictures of him enjoying a day out in the Natural History Museum were shared.

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For his second, the Palace posted a snap of a grinning prince in his father’s arms, leaning forward into the camera as William laughed behind him.

On his third birthday, the royal family gave a glimpse behind Palace walls, showing George playing in the garden and with their dog Lupo.

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And on his fourth birthday, Getty Royal photographer Chris Jackson took a grown-up snap of George wearing a blue shirt and giving his trademark cheeky grin.

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