Adorable Prince George is all smiles in his fourth birthday portrait

Happy Birthday Prince George! In celebration of the little royal's fourth birthday on Saturday (July 22), Prince William and Kate have released this adorable new portrait of George, taken in June by Getty Images Royal Photographer Chris Jackson.

Photo: Chris Jackson / Getty Images

"The Duke and Duchess are very pleased to share this lovely picture as they celebrate Prince George's fourth birthday, and would like to thank everyone for all of the kind messages they have received," reads a statement by the couple.

Unlike years past that saw Kate act as shutterbug for George's official birthday portrait, Prince William and his wife turned to their friend Chris, who was just on tour with the family in Poland and Germany. He also recently married Kate's stylist Natasha Archer.


George had a busy week leading up to his special day as he travelled with his parents and sister Princess Charlotte. The family-of-four touched down in Warsaw on July 17 before making stops in Berlin and Hamburg, Germany, before heading home on Friday (July 21).

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