Happy Birthday, Prince George Alexander Louis!
The Prince turns nine today, and a new photo taken by the Duchess of Cambridge has been released to mark the occasion.
The Duchess took the photo earlier this month while the Cambridges were on vacation in the UK. A statement accompanying the photo notes, “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to share a new photograph of Prince George ahead of his ninth birthday tomorrow.” Below, a side-by-side with last year’s birthday photo and the new picture.
And headshots from all of the Prince’s birthdays.
On the Buckingham Palace Twitter page, a post marked the occasion with an image from the Platinum Jubilee.
The Clarence House account reposted a Kensington Palace tweet.
The event was also celebrated musically.
????♀️Thank you to the @IrishGuardsBand for playing Happy Birthday to mark Prince George’s birthday today!
The Duke of Cambridge is the Colonel of the @irish_guards.
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) July 22, 2022
Many found a strong resemblance to Prince William in the new image.
Prince George channels Prince William in 9th birthday portrait. pic.twitter.com/eaHhOozDjK
— Access Hollywood (@accesshollywood) July 22, 2022
It has been a delight seeing the Prince attending more engagements this past year. Below you see him with his parents at a February rugby match.
At Prince Philip’s Service of Thanksgiving in March, with his parents and sister, Princess Charlotte.
Walking to Easter church services in April.
At a special Platinum Jubilee Trooping the Colour in June, we saw the Cambridge children riding in the carriage procession for the first time.
The Prince having some fun at Trooping the Colour.
One more photo from the Queen’s Birthday Parade.
Also during the Jubilee weekend, a visit to Wales.
Photos were released during the Jubilee weekend showing the Cambridge children baking with their mother.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte attended the Platinum Jubilee Party at the Palace concert.
Another image from the concert.
The next day, the Platinum Jubilee Pageant.
After the Pageant, an appearance on the Buckingham Palace balcony.
Another first for the Prince this year, Wimbledon.
The Prince reacts to play during the Gentlemen’s Finals Match.
Sharing a laugh with his mother.
I bet most readers remember precisely where they were nine years ago when the Prince was born.
Happy Birthday, Prince George!
The family has a busy autumn ahead with a move to Windsor and all three children starting at a new school. More from this Evening Standard story.
After months of speculation, it’s been confirmed that the Cambridges will be moving to the Windsor Estate this summer, taking up residence in the modest four-bedroom Adelaide Cottage, just a 10-minute walk from the Queen’s private apartments. The big move is said to have been triggered by William’s milestone birthday, as well as the fact that the Cambridges are keen to have more space for the kids — the family has been spotted happily frolicking in the bucolic Windsor grounds on weekends recently, with their pet Spaniel Orla in tow.
Another photo from the Jubilee Pageant.
More from this Telegraph story.
The move will take them closer to the Duchess’s family in Bucklebury, Berkshire, as well as being within walking distance of the Queen, 96. The vast Windsor estate will give the children more scope to play, ride horses and walk their dog in privacy.
The young royal and future king turns nine on Friday and, according to reports, will start at Lambrook School, in Ascot, near Windsor Castle, later this year. For the first time, Prince Louis, four, will join Prince George, nine and Princess Charlotte, seven, as they don their uniforms ready to embark on a new school year.
Also today, some updates to Kate’s Calendar.
- Sunday, July 31: In her role as patron of the 1851 Trust, the Duchess will be in Plymouth for Sail GP. She will meet with young people participating in the Trust’s activities to promote sustainability. She will also join the British team aboard their F50 foiling catamaran in a friendly ‘Commonwealth Race’ against their New Zealand rivals. “With Sir Ben Ainslie at the helm, The Duchess will become a member of the British crew, working with the rest of the team to race the boat at speeds of up to 50 knots (more than 55 mph) against a skilled New Zealand team.”
- Tuesday, August 2: The Duke and Duchess, together with The Earl and Countess of Wessex, will attend the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.
Monday 1st of August 2022
I am sadly late to this party but nonetheless offer warmest congratulations to Prince George in reaching his ninth birthday. Catherine has provided another wonderful picture of her grinning son which has been heartwarming to see. Thanks so much for the review of George's increased appearances as he steps cautiously into a more public role.
Wednesday 27th of July 2022
The Duchess really caught Prince George's beautiful smile in the official photo and the resemblance to his father this year is profound. In past years, I felt he was the image of his maternal grandfather, Michael Middleton.
I am a little late to this post because I was doing a bit of birthday celebrating myself last weekend as Prince George and I share a birthdate. So yes, I definetly remember where I was when i heard the news that Kate had been delivered of a little prince. I was at a poolside bar in Napa Ca. when the news came over the television. When I told the bartender that I am birthday buddies with the future king of England, he poured me two glasses of champaign, one for me, he said, and one for the newborn prince!
I am glad I stopped by because I had not seen these great candid shots of George. He seems like a pretty sophisticated but very good-natured 9-year-old. I am Looking forward to seeing his progress through the years. I wish him all the best and a very happy belated birthday.
Thanks for a great post!
Thursday 28th of July 2022
Belated Happy Birthday wishes to you, Donna! ????????
Sunday 24th of July 2022
The children change so much and as they get older I think their 'resemblances' change somewhat. To me, Louis is still showing strong Middleton genes, Charlotte looks a lot like HM but George seems to have 50/50 off each parent with some distinctive touches: eyebrows just like Louis [Grandpa Middleton] the cowslick quite reminiscent of Earl Spencer, the natural smile on the birthday photo reminds me of both his parents, the whole combining to a handsome young man.
The combination of Catherin and William has produced some pretty good looking children!!
Tuesday 26th of July 2022
@DuchFan, for me, it's in the eyes - Charlotte has eyes very much like Queen Elizabeth's.
Sunday 24th of July 2022
@Sue V, handsome children indeed! I agree that Charlotte resembles HM...I can't quite put my finger on what it is. A confident and self-possessed quality, maybe. It will be a treat to follow their growth and adventures.
Saturday 23rd of July 2022
Beautiful photos! Prince George has always reminded me of Diana, Princess of Wales, and I think he looks the most like her. Of course, Prince William always favored his mother in looks, as well, so saying that father and son look similar is just another way of saying they both bear a strong resemblance to Diana. Speaking of Diana, I love how the Duchess of Cambridge wore a dress so much like Diana's when George was born. It was like the green dress with white polka-dots that Diana wore when William was born. However, Kate's blue dress with white dots also looked like another beautiful dress Diana wore during her pregnancy with William, one of soft blue with white dots and a lovely ruffle at the neck. While Kate has her own sense of style, she isn't afraid to take style elements from her Mother-in-law in Heaven, which I think is really lovely of Kate. She always puts her own spin on things, but those of us who love Diana really enjoy seeing when Kate seems to be inspired by how Diana dressed. Both Kate and Diana have and had impeccable style, with wonderful flare.
Saturday 23rd of July 2022
I increasingly see a resemblance to King George VI in Prince George. Strong Windsor genes!