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  • 20 July 2014, 10:14

Photo To Mark Prince George's First Birthday

An official photograph has been released to mark the first birthday of Prince George on Tuesday.

It was taken during a visit with his parents to the Sensational Butterflies outdoor exhibition at London's Natural History Museum.

With his arms outstretched and eyes fixed on where he is going, the photo depicts a happy and confident child.

He is wearing a pair of dungaree shorts from French label Petit Bateau over a polo shirt-style top, shoes and socks.

The picture was taken by Press Association photographer John Stillwell who has also snapped other key moments in the Prince's life.

These include his first public appearance the day after he was born and his christening last October.

Mr Stillwell said: "Prince George was very lively and very sure of himself and confident - a very determined young boy.

"When you have children yourself you don't realise they grow up in such a short space of time, it's always other people saying how big they've grown.

"So having seen him soon after he was born and at his christening three months later, he's now gone from a baby at his christening to a toddler, that's the biggest change.

"And who does he look like? I'd have to say his dad, William."

The birth of George Alexander Louis, known as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge, saw the world's media camped for days outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in central London.

Kate gave birth to a son weighing 8lb 6oz at 4.24pm on July 22, but the news was not announced until four hours later when members of the Royal Family spoke of their joy at the newest addition to their ranks.

The proud parents could not contain their happiness when they walked from the Lindo Wing and presented their son to the world the following day.

Commenting on George's birthday, a Kensington Palace spokeswoman said: "The family are going to be marking it privately with close family and friends at Kensington Palace."

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