WATCH: The boy the British press has dubbed “Gorgeous George” turned one today. And though the prince’s party was a private affair, the royal family has released some new photos of the boy who will be king. Mandy Clark reports.
Photographs of British royal Prince George with his parents have been released .
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The official photographs were taken earlier this month when his parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, took him to a butterfly exhibition at London’s Natural History Museum.
This photo dated Wednesday July 2, 2014, was taken to mark Prince George’s first birthday and shows the Prince during a visit to the Sensational Butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London.
One image shows George fascinated by a blue morpho butterfly.
This photo taken Wednesday, July 2, 2014, and released Monday, July 21, 2014, to mark Prince George\’s first birthday, shows Britain\’s Prince William and Kate Duchess of Cambridge and the Prince during a visit to the Sensational Butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum, London.
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The royals are expected to celebrate their son’s first birthday with close family and friends at Kensington Palace.
Prince George is third in line to the throne, behind his grandfather Prince Charles and his father, Prince William.
Here’s a look at Prince George’s first year:
The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge attend the Royal Charity Polo during the Maserati Jerudong Trophy at Cirencester Park Polo Club on June 15, 2014 in Cirencester, England.
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FILE – This is a Sunday, April 20, 2014 file photo of Britain\’s Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, and her husband Prince William as they give their son Prince George a stuffed toy of Australian animal called a Bilby, which has been named after the young prince, during a visit to Sydney\’s Taronga Zoo, Australia. Prince George turns 1 on Tuesday.
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Britain\’s Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, and her husband Britain\’s Prince William, watch as their son Prince George looks at an Australian animal called a Bilby, which has been named after the young prince, during a visit to Sydney\’s Taronga Zoo, Australia Sunday, April 20, 2014.
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In this handout photo provided by Government House NZ, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge attend Plunkett’s Parent’s Group at Government House on April 9, 2014 in Wellington, New Zealand.
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Prince George of Cambridge attends Plunkett’s Parent’s Group at Government House on April 9, 2014 in Wellington, New Zealand.
Britain ‘s Prince William carries his son Prince George as they depart for Sydney, Australia, from Wellington, New Zealand, Wednesday, April 16, 2014.
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge release new family photo with Prince George ahead of their Australian and New Zealand tour.
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This image made available by Camera Press shows the official christening photo of Britain’s Prince George photographed in the Morning Room at Clarence House in London on Wednesday Oct. 23, 2013.
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Britain\’s Queen Elizabeth II, right, speaks with Prince William and Kate Duchess of Cambridge as they arrive with their son Prince George at the Chapel Royal in St James\’s Palace, Wednesday Oct. 23, 2013.
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In this handout image provided by Kensington Palace, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge pose for a photograph with their son, Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge, surrounded by Lupo, the couple’s cocker spaniel, and Tilly the retriever (a Middleton family pet) in the garden of the Middleton family home in August 2013 in Bucklebury, Berkshire.
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Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge show Prince George to the world’s media in London. (Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)
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In this Tuesday, July 23, 2013 file photo, Britain\’s Prince William carries his new born son, the Prince of Cambridge into public view for the first time. outside the Lindo Wing of St. Mary\’s Hospital, in London.
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