Monday, 21 July 2014 | MYT 3:05 PM

Happy first birthday, Prince George of Cambridge!

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

"Mum, dad, CAN HE COME LIVE WITH US? C',mon! It's my birthday!" -- AFP/Pool/David Gray

"I'm in a frilly gown. I will never hear the end of this." A file picture dated Oct 23, 2013 shows Britain's Prince William holding his son Prince George at Chapel Royal in St James's Palace, ahead of his christening in London, Britain. -- EPA/John Stillwell

"Behold my super cuteness." Britain's royal family in Sydney, Australia. -- EPA/Paul Miller 

"Hey, you! Psst, you! Hey! Gimme your hat. I want to be a pilot when I grow up, just like Daddy and Uncle Harry." Britain's royal family arriving in Canberra, Australia. -- AFP/Mark Graham 


Left: "I love it when Mummy wears red because WHY NOT?" Catherine and George at Wellington Military Terminal, in Wellington, New Zealand. -- EPA/STR

Right: "Let's hang out when I am older, OK? Do come to Kensington if you can. We can play and hide and seek. Castles are great for playing hide and seek!" Prince George has a new friend in Theodore Leigh, the son of Australian minister Andrew Leigh. -- AFP/Mark Graham 

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