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In Pictures: Prince George’s best moments as he turns five

He was born at the private maternity wing of St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, the Lindo Wing, at 4.24pm on July 22, 2013.

Prince George is celebrating his fifth birthday on Sunday.

Here are some of the highlights so far for the young prince who is third in line to the throne.

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The safe hands of the Duchess of Cambridge with her son Prince George of Cambridge who was born yesterday, leave the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in west London (John Stillwell/PA)
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in London, with their newborn son, Prince George of Cambridge (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
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Less than a year later, Prince George was on international royal duties – joining his parents on their official tour to New Zealand and Australia (Anthony Devlin/PA)
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George had a chance to play with some Kiwi kids when he attended a children’s play group in Wellington (Anthony Devlin/PA)
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George was rather taken with a bilby, also called George, at Taronga Zoo in Sydney (Chris Jackson/PA)
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The Duchess of Cornwall, the Prince of Wales, Prince George, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Harry, James Viscount Severn, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of York on the balcony at Buckingham Palace following Trooping the Colour at Horse Guards Parade, London, in 2015 (Jonathan Brady/PA)
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The Duke of Cambridge with his son Prince George as he arrives at the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in London, after the birth of his newborn daughter (Anthony Devlin/PA)
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Prince George with Princess Charlotte (Duchess of Cambridge/PA)
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Prince George leaves the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham, Norfolk, as Princess Charlotte will be christened in front of the Queen and close family (Chris Jackson/PA)
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, visit Airbus in Hamburg, Germany (Jane Barlow/PA)
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Prince George stands in a rescue helicopter as his father the Duke of Cambridge adjusts a helmet for him to wear, during a visit to Airbus in Hamburg, Germany with the Duchess of Cambridge and sister Princess Charlotte (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
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Prince George sits in a Squirrel helicopter with his parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford – the world’s largest military airshow (Richard Pohle/The Times/PA)
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Pyjamas were the dress code when George met US President Barack Obama during his visit ti the UK in 2016 (Kensington Palace/Pete Souza/PA)
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George shakes hands with Helen Haslem, head of the lower school on his first day at Thomas’s Battersea (Richard Pohle/The Times/PA)
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte wave to the crowd before departing by sea plane from Victoria Harbour Airport in Victoria, Canada, on the eighth day of the Royal Tour to Canada (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
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The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George after a ceremony to mark their departure at Victoria Harbour seaplane terminal in Victoria during the Royal Tour of Canada (Mark Large/Daily Mail/PA)
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The Duchess of Cambridge (sitting) with Prince George and Autumn Phillips and her children, Savannah and Isla, as her husband the Duke of Cambridge takes part in the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at the Beaufort Polo Club, Downfarm House, Westonbirt, Tetbury (Steve Parsons/PA)
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Prince George plays with a toy gun as he sits with his mother the Duchess of Cambridge (left), whilst his father the Duke of Cambridge takes part in the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at the Beaufort Polo Club, Downfarm House, Westonbirt, Tetbury (Steve Parsons/PA)
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And like any young child, he seemed fascinated by bubbles (Chris Jackson/PA)
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Prince George with his sister were attendants for their Auntie Pippa’s wedding in May last year (Justin Tallis/PA)
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The Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte with other bridesmaids and members of the wedding party arrive at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (Jane Barlow/PA)
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The Duke of Cambridge with Prince George leaving St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle after the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (Jane Barlow/PA)
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George looked less certain than his sister at the crowds who watched them arrive at the hospital after the birth of their brother Louis earlier this year (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
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Princess Charlotte and Prince George hold the hands of their father, the Duke of Cambridge, as they arrive at the Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace, London for the christening of their brother, Prince Louis, who is being carried by their mother, the Duchess of Cambridge (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have issued this new photograph of Prince George as he marks his fifth birthday (Matt Porteous/PA)

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