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

The prince , who is third in line to the throne, was snapped by his mother the Duchess of Cambridge.

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Prince George (Duchess of Cambridge/PA)

Prince George (Duchess of Cambridge/PA)

Prince George (Duchess of Cambridge/PA)

Prince George is growing up fast in pictures taken by his mother the Duchess of Cambridge and released to mark his seventh birthday.

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)

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 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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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)

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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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 children when he attended a play group in Wellington (Anthony Devlin/PA)

George had a chance to play with some Kiwi children when he attended a play group in Wellington (Anthony Devlin/PA)

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George had a chance to play with some Kiwi children when he attended a play group in Wellington (Anthony Devlin/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)

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 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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Prince George with Princess Charlotte (Duchess of Cambridge/PA)

Prince George with Princess Charlotte (Duchess of Cambridge/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)

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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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)

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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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 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)

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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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 to the UK in 2016 (Kensington Palace/Pete Souza/PA)

Pyjamas were the dress code when George met US President Barack Obama during his visit to the UK in 2016 (Kensington Palace/Pete Souza/PA)

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Pyjamas were the dress code when George met US President Barack Obama during his visit to 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)

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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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)

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 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 (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)

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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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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And like any young child, he seemed fascinated by bubbles (Chris Jackson/PA)

And like any young child, he seemed fascinated by bubbles (Chris Jackson/PA)

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And like any young child, he seemed fascinated by bubbles (Chris Jackson/PA)

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George and his sister were attendants for Auntie Pippa’s wedding (Justin Tallis/PA)

George and his sister were attendants for Auntie Pippa’s wedding (Justin Tallis/PA)

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George and his sister were attendants for Auntie Pippa’s wedding (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)

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 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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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)

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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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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George marks his fifth birthday (Matt Porteous/PA)

George marks his fifth birthday (Matt Porteous/PA)

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George marks his fifth birthday (Matt Porteous/PA)

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George joins the bridesmaids at the wedding of Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank (Toby Melville/PA)

George joins the bridesmaids at the wedding of Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank (Toby Melville/PA)

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George joins the bridesmaids at the wedding of Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank (Toby Melville/PA)

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George the England football fan in the garden of his home at Kensington Palace in a picture marking his sixth birthday (Duchess of Cambridge/PA)

George the England football fan in the garden of his home at Kensington Palace in a picture marking his sixth birthday (Duchess of Cambridge/PA)

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George the England football fan in the garden of his home at Kensington Palace in a picture marking his sixth birthday (Duchess of Cambridge/PA)

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George arrives with William and Charlotte at the Christmas Day church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham (Joe Giddens/PA)

George arrives with William and Charlotte at the Christmas Day church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham (Joe Giddens/PA)

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George arrives with William and Charlotte at the Christmas Day church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham (Joe Giddens/PA)

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A picture released in December to mark the start of a new decade (Ranald Mackechnie/PA)

A picture released in December to mark the start of a new decade (Ranald Mackechnie/PA)

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A picture released in December to mark the start of a new decade (Ranald Mackechnie/PA)

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George is joined by Charlotte and Louis for the weekly Clap for Carers tribute (Duke and Duchess of Cambridge/PA)

George is joined by Charlotte and Louis for the weekly Clap for Carers tribute (Duke and Duchess of Cambridge/PA)

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George is joined by Charlotte and Louis for the weekly Clap for Carers tribute (Duke and Duchess of Cambridge/PA)

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Pictures marking William’s 38th birthday and also Father’s Day (Duchess of Cambridge/PA)

Pictures marking William’s 38th birthday and also Father’s Day (Duchess of Cambridge/PA)

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Pictures marking William’s 38th birthday and also Father’s Day (Duchess of Cambridge/PA)

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