As Prince George, third in line to the British throne, turns eight today, his mother, Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, who is a keen photographer, shared a cute snap of the little Royal on his birthday on their Instagram account.
As is royal tradition, a new picture of the future monarch released today shows him wearing a blue and orange striped polo top and grinning at the camera as he sits atop a Land Rover Defender. The picture was accompanied by a simple caption that read: “Turning eight(!) tomorrow (sic).”
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A lot of commenters on Instagram noted the resemblance of the eight-year-old royal to his father, Prince William, was striking. Many also said how he seemed to have grown up really fast and they remembered him as a cute baby waving at the crowds during his many public appearances just a few years ago.
This year’s birthday also means that Prince George will be admitted to a boarding school just like his father, grandfather and great-grandfather did at his age. There is a lot of speculation whether he will be leaving his current school, St Thomas’s in Battersea. But that decision will be taken by his parents on whether to follow the tradition or depart from it.