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Prince George at six: the young royal celebrates his sixth birthday

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have released new photos to celebrate

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have released new photographs to celebrate Prince George's sixth birthday. The Duchess of Cambridge via Getty Images
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have released new photographs to celebrate Prince George's sixth birthday. The Duchess of Cambridge via Getty Images

Britain's Prince George turns six today and to celebrate, Kensington Palace has released three new beaming portraits of the future king.

In two of the photos, the young royal is seen wearing an England football kit and sports a green polo shirt in the third.

"Happy birthday Prince George! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share new photographs of Prince George to mark His Royal Highness's sixth birthday," the family said in an Instagram caption as they released the new snaps.

"This photograph was taken recently in the garden of their home at Kensington Palace by The Duchess of Cambridge," the caption of the two photos of George in his football kit detailed. "Thank you everyone for all your lovely messages!"

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 21: (NO SALES. NEWS EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL USE. NO MERCHANDISING, ADVERTISING, SOUVENIRS, MEMORABILIA or COLOURABLY SIMILAR. NOT FOR USE AFTER 31 DECEMBER, 2019, WITHOUT PRIOR PERMISSION FROM KENSINGTON PALACE) In this undated handout photo released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge is photographed recently in the garden of their home at Kensington Palace by his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge to mark his sixth birthday on Monday, on July 21, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by The Duchess of Cambridge via Getty Images) This photograph is provided to you strictly on condition that you will make no charge for the supply, release or publication of it and that these conditions and restrictions will apply (and that you will pass these on) to any organisation to whom you supply it. There shall be no commercial use whatsoever of the photographs (including by way of example only) any use in merchandising, advertising or any other non-news editorial use. The photographs must not be digitally enhanced, manipulated or modified in any manner or form and must include all of the individuals in the photograph when published. All other requests for use should be directed to the Press Office at Kensington Palace in writing. MANDATORY CREDIT: The Duchess of Cambridge. NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
A laughing Prince George, showing his love for football, in a new photo released to celebrate his sixth birthday. The Duchess of Cambridge via Getty Images

The photos show a smiling and laughing young prince, with a notable gap in his happy, toothy smile.

The third photo, the couple said, was also taken by George's mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, but on a recent holiday.

UNSPECIFIED - JULY 21: (NO SALES. NEWS EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL USE. NO MERCHANDISING, ADVERTISING, SOUVENIRS, MEMORABILIA or COLOURABLY SIMILAR. NOT FOR USE AFTER 31 DECEMBER, 2019, WITHOUT PRIOR PERMISSION FROM KENSINGTON PALACE) In this undated handout photo released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge is photographed recently by his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge while on holiday with the family, (location not given) to mark his sixth birthday on Monday, on July 21, 2019. (Photo by The Duchess of Cambridge via Getty Images) This photograph is provided to you strictly on condition that you will make no charge for the supply, release or publication of it and that these conditions and restrictions will apply (and that you will pass these on) to any organisation to whom you supply it. There shall be no commercial use whatsoever of the photographs (including by way of example only) any use in merchandising, advertising or any other non-news editorial use. The photographs must not be digitally enhanced, manipulated or modified in any manner or form and must include all of the individuals in the photograph when published. All other requests for use should be directed to the Press Office at Kensington Palace in writing. MANDATORY CREDIT: The Duchess of Cambridge. NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
A photo of Prince George taken on a recent family holiday. The Duchess of Cambridge via Getty Images

The new candid photos show off George's happy personality.

British newspaper The Sun recently reported of the playful young royal: "Some people might be surprised to hear that George’s favourite things are spending time with his mum, cooking pizzas from scratch and pottering about in the garden.”

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have released new photographs to celebrate Prince George's sixth birthday. The Duchess of Cambridge via Getty Images
Prince George is happiest outdoors, according to royal sources. The Duchess of Cambridge via Getty Images

The newspaper's source added: “The Prince of Wales, his grandad, has been particularly delighted to see how George has taken to nature and the great outdoors.”

Prince George is the eldest child of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, who welcomed Princess Charlotte in 2015 and Prince Louis in 2018.

Updated: July 22, 2019 09:15 AM

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