Today is the third birthday of Prince George of Cambridge. Three years ago today, the world’s media was camped outside of the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s in London, eagerly awaiting the announcement that the Duchess of Cambridge had given birth to a healthy baby boy. By most accounts, Kate’s first pregnancy and first birth was the most difficult. Her second pregnancy, with Charlotte, was much easier, and the birth was quicker too. I’ve always thought that George was “the difficult baby” and Charlotte was “the easy baby” as far as temperament went too. George is the future king and he knows it!
Anyway, to celebrate George’s third birthday, the Cambridges released four new photos of George in Norfolk. Shockingly, these shots were not taken by Kate, who considers herself a keen amateur photographer. These photos were taken by professional photographer Matt Porteous, and he knew what he was doing because YAY no backlighting. The setting for all of the pics is Anmer Hall, or the grounds of Anmer Hall. The swing reading “William & Catherine” was a wedding gift. There’s also bonus Lupo in one of the shots! Reportedly, Will and Kate have gotten or plan to get George a new puppy for his birthday. We already heard that they were in the market for a Bolonka Zwetna puppy, bred at the cost of £1,800.
The Daily Mail says that George had or will have a small birthday party in Norfolk today. His grandparents Carole and Michael Middleton were there, but Prince Charles was not. George also had some nursery school friends over.
Those brown eyes! He’s going to be so much trouble when he grows up.
Photos courtesy of Matt Porteous/Kensington Palace.