Jul 192014
 

With Prince George’s first birthday just days away, 3 new photos of the future monarch are being released to the public. Here is the first of three.

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Who do you think George looks like, his mother or father?

John Stillwell/PA Wire

John Stillwell/PA Wire

(All the details on what Prince George wore can be found toward the end of the post.)

As suggested by those commenting on this What Kate Wore post, the photographs were taken at the Natural History Museum exhibit Sensational Butterflies

 

Courtesy Emily Rickard

Courtesy Emily Rickard

The other pictures will be released Monday, July 21st.

Who could forget these first images of the newborn as he was introduced to the world?

PA Wire/PA Wire

PA Wire/PA Wire

Our next look at the young Prince came via photographs taken by his grandfather, Michael Middleton.

©Michael Middleton/Duke & Duchess of Cambridge via PA Wire

©Michael Middleton via Kensington Palace/PA Wire

Released mid-August 2013, the photographs show Kate, William and George (as well as Lupo and Tilly, the Middleton’s golden) at the Middleton’s Bucklebury estate.

©Michael Middleton/Duke & Duchess of Cambridge via PA Wire

©Michael Middleton/Duke & Duchess of Cambridge via PA Wire

Two months passed before George was seen again; the occasion was his christening.

John Stillwell/PA Wire/Abaca Press/Polaris Images

John Stillwell/PA Wire/Abaca Press/Polaris Images

It’s fascinating to note how much more expressive his face became in those short two months.

The Prince was not seen again publicly until February of this year, when he was part of the annual Middleton vacation on Mustique.

Hello! February 10, 2014

Hello! February 10, 2014

The photographer who took the official christening photos, Jason Bell, was hired again by the Duke and Duchess for a family picture released to coincide with Mother’s Day/Mothering Sunday (observed March 29, 2014 in the UK).  George was just about 8 months old in this photograph.

Jason Bell via The Daily Mail

Jason Bell via The Daily Mail

It wasn’t long after that the young family departed for their royal tour of New Zealand and Australia; we were treated to many pictures of the Prince. Below you see Kate carrying him when changing planes at the Sydney airport.

Sunrise Australia

Sunrise Australia

On the tarmac at the airport.

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9News Australia Facebook

And then it was the official arrival in Wellington, New Zealand.

©Andrew Parsons / i-Images

©Andrew Parsons / i-Images / www.i-Images.co

It was the first good look at Prince George for millions.

Georgina Brewer ITV

Georgina Brewer ITV

For his part, George looked… bemused.

Photography by Woolf/Crown Copyright

Photography by Woolf/Crown Copyright

Most likely he was simply exhausted, dealing with the travel impact and schedule changes.

i-Images

i-Images

The love affair with the Prince really took off when photos and video were released of his playdate with other children his age.  The event was organized by the Royal New Zealand Plunket Society, simply called Plunket by most, an organization that is the “….largest provider of support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under 5….” in the country. Kate-George-William-Royal-Tour-2014-Plunket-George-Gets-Teddy-Bear-Credit-Gov-General-

Prince George wasn’t sure what to make of his very own Plunket bear…it looked very large.

Photography by Woolf/Crown Copyright

Photography by Woolf/Crown Copyright

He took to the other toys with zeal.

Photography by Woolf/Crown Copyright

Photography by Woolf/Crown Copyright

We next saw His Highness as the family bade goodbye to New Zealand.

i-Images / Polaris

i-Images / Polaris

Once again, the wee Prince was very well-behaved.

Stephen Lock/i-Images/www.i-Images.co

Stephen Lock/i-Images/www.i-Images.co

He was equally even-tempered for the family’s arrival in Australia.

Andrew Parsons / i-Images / Polaris

Andrew Parsons / i-Images / Polaris

Pensive? Perhaps.

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Andrew Parsons/i-Images/www.i-Images.co

But not when it came to his giant wombat: he appeared intrigued by the furry creature.

The Today Show (Australia) Instagram

The Today Show (Australia) Instagram

George next ‘made the scene’ on Easter Sunday. He was part of a brief ceremony naming the Prince George Bilby Exhibit at the world-famous Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia.

Nunn Syndicaton/Polaris

Nunn Syndicaton/Polaris

He found the live bilbys fascinating.

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NUNNROTA/Nunn Syndicaton/Polaris Images

If given half a chance he would have been inside the enclosure introducing himself to the little creatures in person, I’m convinced of it.

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9News Australia

When Kate, William and George arrived in Australia’s capital city, Canberra, George maintained his sartorial elegance. (Written with tongue planted firmly in cheek.)  He coordinated perfectly with both parents in a bright blue and navy ensemble.

i-Images

i-Images

As the Cambridges waved goodbye to Australia, wrapping up the royal tour, George was dashing in his red cardigan and dungaree overalls.

Andrew Parsons / i-Images / www.i-Images.co

Andrew Parsons / i-Images / www.i-Images.co

With a baleful glance at the jet engines making quite the ruckus, George was headed home.

Andrew Parsons/i-Images/www.i-Images.co

Andrew Parsons/i-Images/www.i-Images.co

It wasn’t long before we saw those snappy red and white stripes again.

Splash News

Splash News

The occasion? Prince George joined his mother as they watched both Princes William and Harry play polo in June. In the photo released today George is wearing striped short overalls from Petit Bateau, the official name for the item on most sites seems to be ‘Forcing Stripe’.

Petit Bateau

Petit Bateau

The dungarees have a kangaroo pocket on the top front, two front pockets and two back pockets; heavy duty snaps and fasteners stamped with the brand’s sailboat logo. You can also see that logo on the lining of the piece, George seems to be wearing his with the strap turned inside out.

PA Wire/Petit Bateau

PA Wire/Petit Bateau

While the overalls sold out quickly on most sites, a few remain in limited sizes on the US Petit Bateau site, as well as at Diapers.com (available here), from CloudoKids.com, from Look via the Sears Marketplace site (at what appear to be higher prices) and at House of Fraser in the UK.  The red striped version remains available in limited sizes as well, we show it at Melijoe ($33.60) and at Child’s Play (on sale for £19) in the UK.

Petit Bateau

Petit Bateau

It is possible George is wearing a coordinating piece from Petit Bateau, the brand’s Bodysuit with Polo Neck.

Petit Bateau

Petit Bateau

But it’s just as possible he is in a top from any number of other brands. We’ll look more closely at the hi-res photo later this evening to see if it provides any clues.

George was also wearing a pair of his ‘go-to shoes (also said with tongue in cheek), the Early Days Alex Pre-Walkers, we show them at Trotters.

John Stillwell - PA WIre/ChildrenSalon

John Stillwell – PA WIre/ChildrenSalon

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As mentioned above, the other two photos will be released Monday; our post showcasing those images will also contain a host of links we think you will enjoy. One such link is seen in the three-shot below: Hello! magazine has edited together a 2-minute video of photos and video from George’s first year.

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People magazine has also put together a 2-minute video. with highlights of the heir’s first year.

People Magazine

People Magazine

We’ll see you again on Monday when we share the additional photos being released.

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