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A new photo of Prince George was released for his 4th birthday



A new photo of British Prince George was released Friday in honor of the royal’s fourth birthday, according to ABC News.

ABC News reported that Chris Jackson, Getty Images’ royal photographer, snapped the image of the prince at Kensington Palace in London at the end of June.

“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,” Kensington Palace said in a statement Friday.

George is third-in-line for Great Britain’s throne after his father, Prince William, the 35-year-old duke of Cambridge.

Princess Kate, who is also 35, is the duchess of Cambridge and Prince George’s mother, making her Great Britain’s potential queen consort in the future.

Some Twitter users on Friday reacted with glee to the portrait of George, which was issued the day before his latest birthday.

ABC News reported that George will celebrate his birthday Saturday in the U.K. after spending the last five days on a royal tour of Germany and Poland with his family.

William told a group of students in Hamburg Friday that George was looking forward to marking his birthday with some cake.

“George has got a big tummy,” he joked. “He’ll probably end eating all his cake himself.”

George’s trip to Germany and Poland this week was reportedly his third royal tour, and it also included his sister Princess Charlotte, who is 2 years old.

William and Kate purportedly brought their children to Canada last fall, and George also joined his parents for a trip through Australia and New Zealand in 2014.

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