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More adorable Prince George photos released to mark his 3rd birthday

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LONDON – Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton have released new photos of their son, Prince George, to mark his 3rd birthday.

The photos distributed by the Kensington Palace Friday show George, who is third in line to the throne, playing on a swing and sitting with the family pet, a dog named Lupo.

The four photos were taken earlier this month at the family’s country home.

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A palace statement said William and Kate hope people will enjoy the new photographs taken by Matt Porteous.

George is behind his grandfather, Prince Charles, and his father William in the line of succession.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Here are some more cute photos of Prince George from the past three years:

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In this Tuesday, July 23, 2013 file photo, Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge hold their new born son George, as they pose for photographers outside St. Mary's Hospital in London. AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis
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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. Jason Bell/Camera Press via Getty Images
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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. Government House NZ via Getty Images
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II speaks to Prince George, centre as his father Prince William looks on. AP Photo/Matt Dunham
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Prince George looks at his sister Princess Charlotte of Cambridge in her pram as he leaves The Christening of Princess Charlotteat St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Britain. (REX Shutterstock/ AP Photo)
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This image made available by Kensington Palace Saturday, June 6, 2015, taken by Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, at Amner Hall, eastern England in mid-May 2015 shows Britain's Princess Charlotte, right, being held by her brother, 2-year-old, Prince George. Duchess of Cambridge via AP
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Prince William and his son, Prince George, after the christening of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge at Sandringham on Sunday July 5, 2015. Mario Testino /Art Partner
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In this handout image supplied by Mario Testino/ Art Partner, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and their children Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge pose for a photo after the christening of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge at the Sandringham Estate on July 5, 2015 in King's Lynn, England. Copyright Mario Testino /Art Partner
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In this photo provided by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and taken in late Nov. 2014, Britain's Prince George poses for a photograph in a courtyard at Kensington Palace, London. AP Photo/TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
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In this photo provided by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and taken in late Nov. 2014, Britain's Prince George poses for a photograph in a courtyard at Kensington Palace, London. AP Photo/TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
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Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince George and Prince William pose during a Royal Mail photoshoot for a stamp sheet to mark the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in the summer of 2015 in London, England. Ranald Mackechnie/Royal Mail/Getty Images
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Britain's Prince George, centre, talks to Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge after meeting US President Barack Obama, second right, and first lady Michelle Obama, at Kensington Palace, London, Friday April 22, 2016. Prince William is at right. Pete Souza/Kensington Palace via AP
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LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 22: In this handout provided by The White House, President Barack Obama talks with the Prince William, Duke of Cambridge as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge plays with Prince George as First Lady Michelle Obama talks with Prince Henry at Kensington Palace on April 22, 2016 in London, England. The President and his wife are currently on a brief visit to the UK where they attended lunch with HM Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle and later dinner with Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at Kensington Palace. Mr Obama visited 10 Downing Street this afternoon and held a joint press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron where he stated his case for the UK to remain inside the European Union.(Photo by Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images).
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Prince William, wife Kate Middleton and their two children, Princess Charlotte and Prince George. Press Association photographer John Stillwell
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In this handout photograph provided by Kensington Palace on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, taken by Kate, The Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George poses on his first day at the Westacre Montessori nursery school near Sandringham in Norfolk, England. The Duchess of Cambridge/Kensington Palace

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