For Prince George's birthday on Saturday, July 22, Kensington Palace released a seriously cute photo of the little heir to the throne.


Prince George is 4! The little heir to the throne celebrated his birthday yesterday, Saturday, July 22. To mark the special occasion, Kate Middleton and Prince William released an adorable new portrait of Prince George, taken by Chris Jackson, Getty Images' Royal Photographer, at Kensington Palace at the end of June.

Alongside the sweet shot, which was shared on Kensington Palace's official Instagram on Friday, July 21, reads the caption: "The Duke and Duchess are delighted to share a new official portrait of Prince George to mark His Royal Highness's fourth birthday tomorrow ?The photograph was taken at Kensington Palace at the end of June by Chris Jackson. The Duke and Duchess are very pleased to share this lovely picture as they celebrate Prince George's fourth birthday, and would like to thank everyone for all of the kind messages they have received."

Jackson shared his thoughts on the new photograph in a statement: "I'm thrilled and honored that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen to release this portrait to celebrate Prince George's fourth birthday. He is such a happy little boy and certainly injects some fun into a photo shoot!" Love it! Not all kids are game for a portrait shoot, obviously, but it sounds like the little prince, who will start pre-kindergarten in the fall, may not mind it so much!

A palace spokesperson told E! News that the royal family, having returned from their recent tour of Poland and Germany, would be spending the little heir's b-day at their home in Norfolk. Happy birthday, Prince George!