Prince George is celebrating his 2nd birthday today. We might have heard a lot of fuss about Princess Charlotte recently, what with her Royal Christening and all, but today is George’s day. Yesss, finally it’s my turn for presents!
To celebrate the third in line to the throne’s birthday, Kensington Palace tweeted a never-before-seen shot of George from his sister’s christening, taken by fashion photographer Mario Testino.
Squirming in his dad Prince William’s arms, it looks like the toddler can hardly stay still. But just look at that wide toothy grin – it’s just like his dad’s.
“This photograph captures a very happy moment on what was a special day for The Duke and Duchess and their family. They are very pleased to share this picture as they celebrate Prince George’s second birthday,” a spokesman for Kensington Palace said.
Kate has arranged a “low-key” birthday party at home – Anmer Hall in Norfolk – according to the Telegraph. His grandparents Carole and Michael Middleton will attend along with Aunt Pippa and at least some of his 7 godparents. Prince Charles and Camilla are unable to make it as they’re on a tour of Cornwall and the West Country. It’s also unknown whether his dad will be attending as he’s just started work as a pilot with East Anglian Air Ambulance and works a 4 days on, 4 days off shift pattern.
Last year, for his 1st birthday, the royals released pictures of George playing with butterflies at London’s Natural History Museum. They celebrated with a family party at Kensington Palace attended by the Queen and the Band of the Irish Guards played Happy Birthday. Well, everyone makes more of a fuss for 1st birthdays don’t they?