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Happy Birthday George! A Look at Some Mother-Son Moments From The Last Two Years

In honor of Prince George’s birthday today we have a simple post offering pictures of HRH with his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge. In some cases we’ll also see Prince William, but the focus is Kate and George.

We begin with this trio of images taken at the Lindo Wing two years ago today.  Kate wore a bespoke Jenny Packham dress.

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Splash News/Georgina Brewer ITV/PA Wire

We next saw George in family photos taken by Kate’s father, Michael Middleton. Kate wore Séraphine Maternity, the brand’s Knot Front Dress.

Michael Middleton via PA Wire

Michael Middleton via PA Wire

Kate was beaming at George’s christening in October, wearing Alexander McQueen.

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PA Wire/Splash News

It was the end of March in 2014 before we saw Prince George again. Kate was in a Temperley London blouse we had seen previously.

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The Daily Mail/MailOnline

In April of last year the fun really got underway with the Cambridge’s tour of New Zealand and Australia. Prince George looked somewhat perplexed by what had to be a very noisy and windy airport arrival in Wellington, New Zealand. The Duchess was in a customized version of Catherine Walker’s Russian Greatcoat, topped off with Gina Foster’s “Seaford” hat.

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James Whatling/Splash News

A playdate with other babies was one of the highlights of the tour. It was a Tory Burch dress for Kate, while George wore Rachel Riley.

Photography by Woolf/Crown Copyright

Photography by Woolf/Crown Copyright 2014

The Duchess was said to be very fond of this picture from that event.

NZ Governor General

Photography by Woolf/Crown Copyright

This picture was a close second in my book, Kate seemed utterly delighted to be playing on the floor with her son.

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James Whatling/SplashNews.com

For the family’s arrival in Sydney, Australia Kate went with a bright yellow Roksanda Ilincic, telling people that William said she ‘looked like a banana’ in the piece.

James Whatling/Splash News

James Whatling/Splash News

Another tour event enjoyed by many: a visit to the Taronga Zoo. Kate was in the yellow eyelet frock by an ‘independent dressmaker.’

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NUNNROTA/Nunn Syndicaton/Polaris

This one was so much fun it merits another photo.

James Whatling / Splash News

James Whatling / Splash News

When arriving in Australia’s capital Kate wore a Stella McCartney dress we had seen previously, the ‘Ridley Stretch Cady.’

Stephen Lock/i-Images

Stephen Lock/i-Images

The Duchess wore a Michael Kors coat when it was time for the Cambridges to head back home. I remember Prince George being a little wiggleworm at this point in the trip.

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©Stephen Lock/i-Images

Kate and George celebrated Father’s Day 2014 by watching Prince William play polo.

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Splash News

The Duchess wore ME + EM’s Breton Stripe Top, skinny jeans and Sebago Bala boat shoes.

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Splash News and Pictures

Just before Prince George’s 1st birthday new photos were released of the family at a butterfly exhibit. Kate wore the Budding Hearts silk dress from Suzannah.

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John Stillwell/PA Wire

Following this occasion there was a dearth of George pictures. The Palace released individual pictures of the young Prince before Christmas, but we did not see George again until Charlotte’s arrival. (There were some paparazzi pix in a variety of magazines, but no other appearances.) Photographs that Kate took of George and Charlotte together were released in June. The next time Kate and George appeared together was at Trooping the Colour in June.

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Paul Marriott Photography/SplashNews.com

There weren’t loads of great photographs of the family; Kate was positioned behind HM for much of the event. At any rate, it was another Catherine Walker look for the Duchess, the ‘Astrid’ coatdress. One more look.

Stephen Lock / i-Images / Polaris

Stephen Lock / i-Images / Polaris

The very next day we saw Kate and George spending an afternoon watching William play polo.

James Whatlng/Splash News

James Whatlng/Splash News

Kate was in another top from British retailer ME + EM.

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©i-Images.co

She also wore her Leigh skinny maternity jeans by Topshop.

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©James Whatling/Splash News

June 19th Kate and George spent some time at Snettisham Park, a park and working farm and recreation spot near the Cambridge’s country home. PopSugar has all of the photos here. Kate was in a Zara top, skinny jeans and her Le Chameau boots, the Ladies Vierzonord style.

In early July we had a treat: an abundance of wonderful images taken at Princess Charlotte’s christening.

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Splash News

It was the first time we saw the family of four together.

Chris Jackson/WPA Rota/Nunn Syndication/Polaris

Chris Jackson/WPA Rota/Nunn Syndication/Polaris

We leave you with one more look, a group shot of Kate, William and George together.

Matt Dunham/WPA Rota/Nunn Syndication/Polaris

Matt Dunham/WPA Rota/Nunn Syndication/Polaris

And with that we say Happy Birthday George!

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Lili

Thursday 23rd of July 2015

It's fun to see this "Dressing with George" review, on the occasion of his birthday. I think we'll be presented with even more interesting material in the future, though, as we'll be observing not only the Duchess's wardrobe but also Princess Charlotte's. I, for one, am looking forward with much anticipation to the pleasures of little girls' clothes. When was the last time there was a small British princess to dress? Princess Anne, I suppose. Would that be correct?

I'm reminded that I loved that Michael Kors coat worn Down Under and that I intended to look up a dressmaker/tailor who could make one like it. I need to get on that. I realized today that July is nearly over, so the new season will be upon us in no time. I need to start making my autumn shopping list and to check my boots and coats for repair/refurbishing requirements.

It's my favorite season, not simply because September 1 is for me, as for every academic, the true New Year's Day. It's also because the clothes are always so delicious. Somehow, I never feel quite as well-dressed at any other time of the year, and I find whatever our Duchess wears more interesting in the cool of the autumn than in the heat of summer.

Bring it on.

ElizaMo

Friday 24th of July 2015

Love what you say about autumn. It really is the 'spring' of the fashion season, the first season of the style year! For me it's that 'back-to-school' feeling with shiny new shoes to break in, though that's a very European view as other parts of our planet are heading into the real spring at the same time.

hrhdhd

Friday 24th of July 2015

Well, Prince Andrew's daughters are princesses (Beatrice and Eugenie), although I don't remember seeing a lot of pictures of them when they were young. We will certainly see more of Princess Charlotte.

Marie

Friday 24th of July 2015

How about Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie?

Bonne

Friday 24th of July 2015

I wouldn't say that Princess Anne was the last princess. Did you forget that the Queen's second son, Andrew, has two daughters Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie. Edward and Sophie also have a daughter, although I don't think she has taken the title of princess.

ElizaMo

Thursday 23rd of July 2015

Thanks so much for a delightful post on mother-son moments, this is a lovely selection of photos. It's fun to review Kate's outfits which for me points up the awkwardness of trying to be a smart royal on parade while touting a squirming tot. In short, her outfits work best when Mum feels free to step back from couture tailoring!

I'm particularly struck by that lovely shot of Kate in the bright blue stretch Stella McCartney. It's taken from an angle I hadn't seen before which is flattering to the fluid simplicity of the garment while illustrating its practicality in the handling of an nine-month-old son. It's one of those photos which shows a garment in a whole new light and lets me appreciate it more. I saw somewhere some shots of Kate in an Amanda Wakeley evening gown which hadn't struck me much at the time but seen in afresh struck me as much more elegant and chic.

And, praise be, we're only days away from a fresh outing and another selection to ponder over!

ElizaMo

Thursday 23rd of July 2015

I had meant to add that of the links provided I most enjoyed the Best Sock Moments from People -- pure class!! :-)

AshleyOlivia

Thursday 23rd of July 2015

I just love that photo of George cuddling Kate in the photo from the playdate. It is such an honest, clear expression of how much he adores her. Wasn't there another photo from this even where he is munching on her hair? I liked that one as well... another true-to-life snap of the joys of motherhood! ;-)

ElizaMo

Friday 24th of July 2015

I think it's wonderful to see how much they enjoy each other's company. It's not every mother I see who seems to like the company of children -- even ones as privileged as Kate --and she is clearly completely into all of it!

It interests me too to see how much her focus is on her husband and family which is maybe reflected in those wardrobe choices which some find too safe or repetitive. It helps me appreciate how she sticks to what she knows to solve the wardrobe questions and leave her free to enjoy what she really loves while it's still young enough to muck around with. And also before those Royal duties begin to impinge more heavily.

When she first started out as an official royal I sometimes thought she looked a bit like the type who don't want to hug children too close in case they spoil some smart clothes. It was partly to do with her being so slim and in my mind at least possibly referencing the look of some of the more vain celebrity types.

Maybe it's that kind of reference which leaves others frustrated that she doesn't experiment more in the fashion department. I've come to think it amazing that she should be so like the Queen in some ways -- starting out with what she likes and sticking to it regardless which in the end perfectly reflects the tradition of the centuries-old monarchy she represents. There are quite enough style-conscious posers out there already!

Sorry. I only came here to leave a single line, and seem to have gone off on one! :-)

Megan

Thursday 23rd of July 2015

Thank you for keeping this blog about what Kate wore, not just a generic Royal family blog. We have the British press for that (and they don't half cover it) so I really hope that this blog continues to focus on the fashion of the Duchess and not just a repeat of what already exists. So far it hasn't let me down! Thank you.

intelligently-fashionable

Thursday 23rd of July 2015

happy birthday , so cute !!http://intelligently-fashionable.blogspot.com