New Photos: Prince George Is 3!

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LONDON — Happy birthday, Prince George! Prince William & Kate Middleton’s firstborn is being celebrated as Kensington Palace releases adorable new photos of Britain’s future king to mark the occasion.

The photos, posted on Twitter, show the barefoot toddler playing on a swing and sitting on a picnic blanket while feeding Lupo, the family dog.

George Alexander Louis’ proud parents said they were delighted to share the photos.

A spokesperson for Kensington Palace said: “The Duke and Duchess hope that people will enjoy seeing these new photographs. They would like to thank everyone for all the lovely messages they have received as Prince George celebrates his third birthday.”

The photos were taken at the Duke and Duchess’ country home in Norfolk in England’s east.

The photographer, Matt Porteous, said in a statement that he was honored to be part of the occasion: “I really enjoyed the opportunity to take these photographs of Prince George. It was a very relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.”