New photos of Prince George were released today commemorating his third birthday.
Above you see George with Lupo, the family dog. (If rumors are accurate George may also be getting a new pooch as a gift, but we’ll wait and see on that one.) Taken by photographer Matt Porteous, the new images show George outdoors at the family’s country home, Anmer Hall.
Here is the reaction Mr. Porteous had to being selected to take the images, as shared on his website.
“I really enjoyed the opportunity to take these photographs of Prince George. It was a very relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. I’m honoured that they have decided to share these images with the public to mark his third birthday.”
Both outfits seen in the new pictures have a distinct nautical flair.
The sweater is 100% cotton with a round neck, long sleeves, a plain striped back and 4 mother-of-pearl buttons placed diagonally at the left shoulder. It originally retailed at £42 (about $55) but most recently was selling at £29.40. Of course, George’s mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, has quite a collection of Breton stripe tops. The pieces are a key component of Kate’s more casual ensembles.
George’s shorts are also from Pepa and Company. HRH wore the Baby Shorts – Taupe, crafted of a cotton/linen blend, an ideal fabric for this time of year. They have an elastic waist, two front pockets and cuffed hems. Like the sweater, the shorts can be machine washed. They remain available in smaller sizes, they are £36, roughly $47.
We don’t see enough of the collar underneath the sweater to ID the polo shirt. If guessing I would suggest it’s the white polo seen at the Air Tattoo that remains a UFO.
Here is the fourth photo of George released today, standing on a swing inscribed with his parents’ names. (The swing is actually available at Not on the High Street, it comes in a number of sizes.)
George wears a tee by Sunuva, a British based company specializing in children’s clothing and swimwear made with UV-protective textiles. George’s top is the Boy’s Blue & White Striped Tee. It is 100% cotton in a very light weight; it retails at £28. (Our thanks to ‘Little’ for letting us know the tee is no longer on sale and back to full price.)
UPDATE JULY 28: Sunuva has told People magazine they will honor the £9 sale price for the tee. More from Monique Jessen’s story:
The company has also chosen to honor the sale price, not only on that exact color option, but for all colors of the striped top. “There has been so much interest and we felt the right thing to do is to make sure that our customers could buy the T-shirt, at the outlet price, whatever the color,” Stokes explains, adding that although sales are doing very well in all colors, “Everyone wants the exact T-shirt George wore.”
The quote seen above is from Bunty Stokes, the Sunuva marketing director. The story notes delivery of the short is expected to be in 4 – 6 weeks. Shipping to the US is an additional $26.
UPDATE JULY 24: Sunuva has updated its website to reflect they are taking preorders for George’s tee.
Our thanks to Emily Nash of Hello! and Sarah-Jane on the WKKW Facebook page for the ID assistance on the tee. Readers will recognize George’s shoes: the Nantucket style (£15) from the Trotters Hampton Cotton Canvas collection. The shoe is currently sold out, but will be back in stock at the end of August. The retailer suggests emailing email@example.com if you would like to be notified when the shoe comes in.
UPDATE JULY 28: Pepa & Co have been in touch, they say that George *was* wearing their shorts in his photos.
UPDATE JULY 25: There is a possibility George is also wearing Pepa & Co. shorts in the photos. The company tells me they cannot “100% confirm” they’re the Pepa Boys Cotton Short in Blue, but they do look very similar. They are a midweight cotton with an adjustable waistband, belt loops, front button above the zipper and slanted front pockets.
Some insight on George’s overall look in the new photos via Emma Spedding’s story in The Telegraph:
Instead of wearing stiff shorts, frilly old-fashioned rompers and traditional socks, he is dressed in a modern, low-key style wearing a number of striped pieces paired with shorts designed for playing. Estelle Lee, editor of Smallish magazine- the arbiter of taste among stylish Mums- says that Prince George’s clothes in these third birthday pictures reflect his transition from baby to boy. “When they’re babies it’s tempting to go to town with beautiful outfits,” she explains, “but by 3 it’s all about making life easier for yourself. They’re wearable, washable and classic in style – perfect for romping about the gardens of Amner Hall with Lupo in tow.”
A quick note about the swing, it is available via Not on the High Street. We also had a comment about the blanket seen in the picture with Lupo, I know that Carly of Kate Middleton Style is looking for that piece as well, and we’ll update as soon as we have it identified. A quick video of the Westminster Abbey bells ringing in honor of Prince George.
The Abbey Bells have begun to ring for the birthday of Prince George of Cambridge pic.twitter.com/iGmAnO1OLq
— Westminster Abbey (@wabbey) July 22, 2016
Our Birthday Photo Gallery showcases George over the past year; we begin with the formal images from Charlotte’s christening, released shortly after his 2nd birthday.
The occasion offered another opportunity to see a range of emotions on his expressive face.
Following July’s release of the christening photos we didn’t see George again until the annual Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace. He arrived for the big do with his Uncle Harry.
He appeared contemplative. Pensive. (Perhaps pondering his wish to be home with his toys…?)
Also in December, a new family photo with all 4 Cambridges, a picture Kate and William were said to be using for their Christmas cards.
George’s first day at nursery school in January was immortalized in two images taken by his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge.
March brought an entire collection of family photos, all taken during a family ski trip in the French Alps.
Charlotte and George looked just darling.
In April we had a treat: we saw the young Prince posing for a commemorative stamp set celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday. The historic image was never intended to be released, but the Royal Mail thought people would enjoy seeing it, and we did.
The very next day we were surprised with another delightful photo in honor of the Queen’s 90th milestone, this one taken by renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz.
Perhaps my favorite event with George in the last year is this one in April.
That is when George was allowed to stay up past his bedtime so he could meet President Obama and Michelle Obama.
This year George was an old hand when Trooping the Colour rolled around in June.
Once again the toddler was in an outfit that his father had also worn.
It was a treat to see both Cambridge children on the Buckingham Palace balcony.
It seems George’s fascination with aircraft continues. Our most recent chance to see George was just 10 days ago, when we reveled in all of the photos of him at an air show.
The toddler was a bit overwhelmed initially by all the noise and activity.
His trusty earphones were a big help.
Look at how he’s grown in just the last year.
Going back to 2014 you can really see the changes.
From the Prince’s 1st birthday photos.
And his 2nd birthday.
And now his 3rd.
Here is one of the official photos from his 1st birthday.
This is the official photo for George’s 2nd birthday, taken by Mario Testino at Charlotte’s christening.
That face – at times he looks almost angelic.
At others he looks like he could be a little scamp.
The Prince continues to work on perfecting his royal wave.
But seems to have his “move out of the way and nobody gets hurt” mien down quite well.
It’s a delight to watch him growing up, I’m sure the coming year will be filled with more terrific photos of HRH Prince George. LINKAGE:
- If you would like to see our post on HRH’s 1st birthday, click here (you will be visiting What Prince George Wore site, it predated What Kate’s Kids Wore.)
- If you want to enjoy our photo-laden post on George’s 2nd birthday, click here.
- You can learn more about photographer Matt Porteous in this Hello! piece
- Victoria Murphy’s story on the photos for The Mirror is here; Rebecca English’s story for The Daily Mail is here
- Patrica Treble’s story for Maclean’s Canada is here; People magazine’s story is here
- Click here for The Toronto Sun’s gallery “Prince George: All the times he stole our hearts”
- An Express piece offers a profile of George;