With his gap-toothed grin and cheeky expression, it is clear that Prince George is growing up fast.
Two pictures of the future king have been released by Kensington Palace to mark his seventh birthday tomorrow.
Gone are his chubby cheeks and the frilled Peter Pan-collar shirts that his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, so loved to dress him in as a toddler and beyond.
Instead we see a little boy, tousled blond hair swept aside and grinning, wearing a camouflage green T-shirt.
An appropriate choice given he will one day inherit his great-grandmother’s mantle as Head of the Armed Forces. George is already said to be obsessed with helicopters like his father.
In another picture he is wearing a favourite olive green polo shirt and shorts.
The pictures were taken by his mother Kate at the family’s Norfolk home, Anmer Hall, where George and his siblings, Princess Charlotte, five, and two-year-old Prince Louis, have spent lockdown.
Kate and Prince William are planning a party for George at home tomorrow.
Prince George, who is celebrating his seventh birthday tomorrow, showcases a toothy grin and windswept blonde locks in his new birthday photographs, which were snapped by Kate Middleton, 38, at Anmer Hall earlier this month
Young George looks eerily like his uncle James, whom he adores, although hasn’t been able to see much this year due to lockdown.
And like James, 33, he is a sporty, outdoors type (his grandfather, Prince Charles, is particularly proud that his eldest grandson has inherited his love of the countryside).
The lockdown period has been bliss for George and his younger siblings, Princess Charlotte, five, and two-year-old Prince Louis, as they have been able to spent so much time outside in the fresh air at the family’s Norfolk home, Anmer Hall.
That’s where the pictures were taken earlier this month by his doting mother, Kate, a keen amateur photographer who always seems to get the best out of her children.
She and her husband, Prince William, have been doing their best to home school the three youngsters, although they admit its been tough at times.
In another image, the heir-to-the-throne can be seen beaming at his mother the Duchess of Cambridge behind the camera as she snaps a shot
George, apparently has been very jealous of Charlotte’s homework from their school, Thomas’s Battersea, which is much more fun and less challenging than his.
‘George gets very upset because he wants to do Charlotte’s projects,’ Kate recently disclosed. ‘Because making things like spider sandwiches is far cooler than doing literacy work!’
Kate and William have done their best to shelter George from the future that awaits him, gently introducing him to the idea that his might be slightly more mapped out than his classmates.
‘It’s a delicate balance but they want to protect him as much as they can,’ said a…