With Prince George celebrating his 10th birthday, we celebrate the past decade in pictures, covering the joyous, and sad times, along the way.
From his birth in London’s Lindo Wing maternity hospital to stealing the show with his much-memed facial expressions at the Platinum Jubilee – and to the deep sadness of The Queen’s passing in September last year, join us for a look back over the young prince’s first decade.
Prince George’s many many moments captured on camera over the past ten years…
Prince George weighed 8lb 6oz at birthCredit: Samir Hussein/WireImage
The press were camped outside the Lindo Wing at London’s St Mary’s Hospital for the emergence of Wills, Kate and their new baby son, George Alexander Louis Mountbatten-Windsor on July 23, 2013.
He weighed 8lb 6oz and had Daddy’s hair – or lack thereof.
George’s frilly dress is a replica of the christening gown worn by every royal baby since Queen Victoria’s daughter in 1841Credit: PA
Baby George got the customary head-dunking in an intimate christening at the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace on October 23, 2013.
The frilly dress is actually a replica of the christening gown worn by every royal baby since Queen Victoria’s daughter in 1841.
George was only 8 months old when he went on his first royal tourCredit: Shutterstock
The future King George VII was only eight months old when he went on his first royal tour to Australia and New Zealand in April 2014.
He came home with a plane-load of stuffed toys in the shape of koalas and kangaroos — and a whole army of newly infatuated fans.
George was only 16 months old in the photo above, but despite this was very much a style iconCredit: Duke Duchess Of Cambridge
Debuting what would become his signature style of shorts, knee socks and a patterned jumper, George was only 16 months old here in December 2014, but very much a style icon.
And with his side parting and chubby cheeks, he was looking very regal already.
George was introduced to his sister Charlotte in May 2015Credit: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
George showing off his baby sister, Princess Charlotte, in May 2015 was all kinds of sweet.
No doubt he taught her the basics of being a royal baby — look cute, wear knickerbockers and give the people a wave occasionally.
George couldn’t help but check up on Charlotte at her 2015 christeningCredit: gETTY IMAGES
George couldn’t resist checking up on his little sister Charlotte at her 2015 christening at Sandringham.
He had to stand on his tiptoes to get a proper look into her Silver Cross, which has been the Royal Family’s pram of choice for a century.
After the death of Prince Philip in April 2021, William released this snap of George and the late DukeCredit: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
After the death of Prince Philip in April 2021, William released this snap of George and the Duke of Edinburgh taken in 2015.
“I will never take for granted the special memories my children will always have of their great-grandpa coming to collect them in his carriage,” said William.
When greeting other youngsters at a party in Canada, George asked that they ‘play bubbles’ with himCredit: Shutterstock
Like most young kids, George couldn’t resist dancing among the bubbles at a party in Canada in September 2016.
When greeting other youngsters, he asked that they “play bubbles” with him.
William later revealed George was becoming a little Billy Elliot, saying: “He is doing dancing as well, he loves it. And my mother always used to dance, she loved dancing.”
The future monarch started school in September 2017Credit: AP
Like any kid, George was nervous starting school in September 2017.
Just two years later, it was Charlotte feeling the nerves on her first day there.
The Prince met US President Barack Obama in 2016Credit: Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images
A two-year-old George showed who the real boss was when, in April 2016, he stayed up past his bedtime to meet Barack and Michelle Obama, suitably attired in a dressing gown and slippers.
Obama might have been the US President at the time, but it’s pretty clear who rules the palace.
William and Kate have prided themselves on being affectionate and hands-on parentsCredit: Getty ImageS
Wills and George shared a cuddle on a royal tour of Canada in September 2016.
Unlike previous generations of royals, William and Kate have prided themselves on being affectionate and hands-on parents, regularly seen hugging their children.
George and Charlotte were spotted frolicking together at a polo match in Gloucester in 2018Credit: Getty Images
George and Charlotte were spotted frolicking in the grass at a polo match in Gloucester on June 10, 2018.
Kate has spoken about how important she thinks it is for kids to spend time outdoors, and her and William apparently enforce a strict no-gadget rule at home.
George was a page boy at Princess Eugenie’s 2018 weddingCredit: pa
George was a page boy at Princess Eugenie’s wedding to Jack Brooksbank on October 12, 2018.
Meanwhile, sister Charlotte was a bridesmaid, alongside Robbie Williams’ daughter Theodora (bottom right).
Talk about a star-studded bridal party!
George showed off his cooking skills when baking sweet treats for 2022’s Platinum JubileeCredit: KensingtonRoyal/Twitter
Taking after his mum Kate, who is an avid baker, George showed off his cooking skills with sister Charlotte as they made cakes at home.
The sweet treats were for a street party in Cardiff to celebrate the 2022 Platinum Jubilee.
In December 2022 Wills released this smiley Christmas card, showing the family on a walk in NorfolkCredit: Matt Porteous
While the world reeled from the revelations in Harry and Meghan’s Netflix documentary, in December 2022 the newly-titled Prince and Princess of Wales released this sunny, smiley Christmas card, showing the family on a walk in Norfolk from earlier in the year.
Prince George looks every inch a king-in-waiting, sweetly holding the hands of his sister and dad.
In the height of the pandemic, George and the then-Cambridge’s paid tribute to the NHSCredit: Getty Images
In April 2020, mid-pandemic, the then-Cambridges paid tribute to the NHS by dressing in blue and joining the nation in the weekly “clap for carers” tribute.
William also appeared in a sketch for Comic Relief, where he said homeschooling had been: “A bit of a nightmare.”
George thoroughly enjoyed the four-day celebrations for the Platinum JubileeCredit: Getty Images
Although Prince Louis may have stolen the show with his much-memed facial expressions at the Platinum Jubilee in June 2022, George thoroughly enjoyed the four-day celebrations.
Apparently, he went crazy for Craig David’s blue sequin outfit.
Who knew he was a fan of UK garage?
George posed with his dad and siblings in June 2020 on a swing given as a wedding giftCredit: Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge via AP
George posed with his dad and siblings in June 2020 on a swing reportedly given to Wills and Kate by his dad as a wedding gift.
George also took to the swing solo for his third-birthday pictures.
In April 2023, the family released this snap in memory of the QueenCredit: The Duchess of Cambridge
In April 2023, the family released this snap in memory of the Queen, featuring some of her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren at Balmoral Palace.
A grinning George looks to be a very proud member of the family.
A sombre-looking George attended the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in September 2022Credit: Karwai Tang/WireImage
A sombre-looking George and Charlotte attended the State Funeral of their great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022.
As the eldest, he proved to be a calm, mature influence on his younger siblings on what was no doubt a day that will stay with him forever.
Prince George and Louis showed off their mischievous side as the pair stuck out their tongues at Trooping the Colour in June 2023Credit: London News Pictures
Prince George showed off his mischievous side with little brother Louis as the pair stuck out their tongues at Trooping the Colour last month.
Sister Charlotte looked decidedly unimpressed.
The Windsor Estate released this pic for Father’s Day this year
To mark Father’s Day, this cute-as family snap from the Windsor Estate was released last month.
Despite being second-in-line, William wants his eldest to have a normal childhood.
“There’ll be a time for George to understand how he fits [into the world], but now it’s about keeping a stable environment around him and showing as much love as I can,” he said. Aww.
George was spotted with his father at the Ashes earlier this monthCredit: pa
He may have a bit of a wait ahead of him, but George’s head is clearly ready for a crown.
The sports fan looked like he was wearing one while watching the Ashes cricket match with his dad at Lord’s in London earlier this month – in reality, it was just the design printed on the back of his seat!
George was Page of Honour at King Charles’ Coronation on May 6Credit: Getty Images
George was Page of Honour at King Charles’ Coronation on May 6, 2023 — the first time in modern royal history a future monarch was officially involved in the service.
Apparently, he convinced his grandad to change the rules so he didn’t have to wear white breeches.
Imagine the mocking at school.