The future king of the United Kingdom has turned a year older. Prince George, who is third in line to the British throne, marks his 7th birthday today (July 22). And to celebrate, his proud mother Kate Middleton took not one but two fresh portraits of the cherubic tot which were later shared on Instagram.
In the first photo that was posted yesterday on Kensington Palace's official Instagram page, Prince George shows off a wide toothy grin for the camera, dressed in a dark green polo T-shirt. The picture has garnered over one million likes, at the time of writing.
In the second photograph, which was also taken by the Duchess, the young prince is seen outdoors enjoying nature as he smiles at the camera. The newly released images were taken earlier this month and it's easy to see how Prince George is growing up to look just like his father, Prince William.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were said to be "delighted" to share the new photographs of Prince George, according to a statement by Kensington Palace.