Royal fans are counting down the days to Prince George's first birthday, which falls on on 22 July. Not least because the tot's special day is expected to be marked with the release of new official family photographs featuring the little future King with his parents Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, neé Kate Middleton.
If the first birthday snaps shared by other European royals are anything to go by, the images will be full of fun and laughter – and may even feature a cake with that all-important single candle. Check them out in this special report, compiled by HELLO! Online to provide a taster of what we might expect on George's big day.
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William and Kate are expected to host an intimate affair to celebrate their son's milestone birthday. Invitees will likely be just the couple's closest family and friends, some of whom have children around George's age. Possible little ones on the guest list could include Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall's daughter Mia, who was born in January this year, and Peter Phillip's daughters: Savannah, three and Isla, two.
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