The world’s most famous toddler turns one on July 22.
George Alexander Louis aka His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge will be celebrating his first birthday on July 22. A big, lavish party at Kensington Palace is probably what everyone expects a prince like him to get, but rumour has it that the kid’s parents, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge are planning something more low-key and private.
So far, George’s “milestone” celebrations – first family portrait, christening – have been pretty much low key, except for his birth (of course) and his first official tour with mum and dad to Australia and New Zealand a few months back. It’s a conscious effort by William and Kate to make sure that their child grows up away from the limelight and prying eyes as much as he can.
It’s a good move, really, especially since George tends to steal the spotlight from everyone, everywhere he goes. We think it has a lot to do with his high level of cuteness (although his uncle Prince Harry recently said he looked like a young Winston Churchill) and his spiffy outfits.
Here are some of our favourite pictures of George, taken throughout his first year.
Clockwise from top left:
"Let's go, daddy! Our fans are waiting for us!" Prince William and Prince George arriving at the Defence Establishment Fairbairn in Canberra, Australia in April. -- AFP/Mark Graham
"Mother, tell this man to stop talking to me. I need to pose for the cameras." Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott with Catherine and Prince George in Caberra. -- AFP/Saeed Khan
"Hey father, guess what? I'm bored." William and George are about to board a Royal Australian Airforce Jet in in Wellington, New Zealand. -- EPA/Mark Coote
"Folks, look at the cameras! Sheesh, do I have to teach you everything?" Catherine and William watch as George reacts after they unveil a plaque to commemorate their visit to the enclosure for the Australian bilby in Sydney, Australia. -- AFP/Pool/David Gray
Prince George having the time of his life at a playdate at Government House in Wellington, New Zealand, organised by the New Zealand parenting organisation, Plunket. -- EPA/Pool/Marty Melville