Prince George is officially 5-years-old! The third in line for the crown celebrated his fifth birthday on July 22nd and to mark the occasion Kensington Palace released a new photo of the Prince.
The Palace released the photo on behalf of William, 36, and Kate, 36, on the Royals official Instagram. The picture captures the essence of the Prince, a happy and cheeky young boy and it’s astonishing how fast he is growing into a young man. The photo was taken the same day as his little brother Prince Louis’ christening. George is leaning against a brick wall in the shot and has a grin ear to ear.
The Palace wrote a note alongside the post that read, “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share a new photograph of Prince George to mark his fifth birthday – thank you everyone for your lovely messages.”
And what a year the little Prince has had! Looking back on his fourth year, George has had a lot of firsts and exciting changes. In the fall of 2017, Prince George started a new school and now attends Thomas’s Battersea.
George became a big brother for the second time when he and his sister Charlotte, 3, welcomed their new sibling Louis in April. The Prince also got to wear pants publicly for the first time when he was a page boy in his Uncle Harry’s wedding. Perhaps his most memorable moments was during the Trooping the Colour. George couldn’t help his cheeky self and his cousin Savannah graciously put him in his place by covering his mouth and shushed him.
So you might be wondering what a 5-year-old Prince enjoys doing? Well over the course of the year, we have learned about the Prince’s interest through his father Prince William and mother Duchess Kate. According to Kate, George is a fan of spaghetti. While attending a youth project in Luton earlier this year she divulged to a group of teens that George’s favorite meal is pasta!
The Duchess also revealed while on an official visit to the Natural History Museum that her son adores dinosaurs and his favorite is the T-Rex because they are “the noisiest and scariest.”
Prince William revealed during the year that George loves to play with stickers and his favorite TV show is Fireman Sam. While doing a radio show interview, William said of his son that he takes the show very seriously and expects his parents to do the same.
What has been most apparent this past year is the bond that George has with his sister Charlotte. The two have been by each other’s side since the beginning but as they grow older the special relationship the two share is undeniable. The sister/brother friendship has flourished before the public eye. Kate gushed at a royal engagement about how her children are becoming “very good friends.”
Happy Birthday, Prince George!