I still remember when Prince George was born three years ago today. Because I had a 12-day-old! Indeed, I enjoyed being pregnant at the same time as Princess Kate, though my maternity style was more yoga pants than bespoke skirt suits. I'd even hoped my daughter would share a birthday with William and Kate's baby; but alas, she arrived just shy of two weeks too early for us to claim that "fun fact."
A few weekends ago, we celebrated our daughter's third birthday, and now, it's Prince George's turn! And in honor of the future kind of England turning 3, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released four new photographs of him. Needless to say, he looks more adorable than ever—and increasingly like his father!
About the sweet images, which were captured by photographer Matt Porteous at the royal family's home in Norfolk in July, a rep from Kensington Palace said on Instagram, "The Duke and Duchess hope that people will enjoy seeing these new photographs. They would like to thank everyone for all the lovely messages they have received as Prince George celebrates his third birthday."
Um, by the way, if I had a son, he would dress exactly like this.
About taking the J Crew catalog-worthy shots, Porteous told People magazine, "I really enjoyed the opportunity to take these photographs of Prince George. It was a very relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. I'm honoured that they have decided to share these images with the public to mark his third birthday."
We even get to see George with Lupo, the dog lucky enough to call the royal family his own.
Other than sharing these adorable photographs with his admiring fans, Prince George plans to celebrate his birthday with a tea party at his home.
Happy Birthday, George!
Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and a mom. Follow her on Twitter (@Spitupnsuburbs), where she chronicles her love of exercising and drinking coffee, but never simultaneously.