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Photos of Prince George taken by the Duchess of Cambridge in the garden of their Kensington Palace home to mark his sixth birthday
Photos of Prince George taken by the Duchess of Cambridge in the garden of their Kensington Palace home to mark his sixth birthday
Photos of Prince George taken by the Duchess of Cambridge in the garden of their Kensington Palace home to mark his sixth birthday
Photos of Prince George taken by the Duchess of Cambridge in the garden of their Kensington Palace home to mark his sixth birthday

By Lewis Pennock

Prince George is photographed beaming in an England football shirt in new pictures released to celebrate his sixth birthday.

Kensington Palace has shared three photographs to mark the occasion today, all taken recently by his mother Kate, Duchess of Cambridge.

In one snap, the future king laughs as he lies playfully in the garden of their home at Kensington Palace - clad in the white England football home shirt.

A second photograph again shows George in the shirt, grinning gleefully at the camera.

The third picture shows the young prince, third in line to the throne, on a family holiday.

Wearing a green polo shirt and striped blue and white shorts, the prince is stood outdoors in front of a leafy backdrop.

Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge was born in the private Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, Paddington on July 22, 2013, weighing 8lb 6oz.

He made his public debut on the hospital steps one day later, wrapped in a white Merino wool shawl, cradled in his proud parents' arms.

A great-grandchild to the Queen, he would be the 43rd monarch since William the Conqueror obtained the crown of England if, as expected, he follows the reigns of his grandfather, the Prince of Wales, and then his father William.

Prince William's eldest child has appeared on the Buckingham Palace balcony over the past year and explored Kate's Chelsea Flower Show garden.

George and younger siblings Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis enjoy an outdoorsy life, with Kate promoting the health benefits of spending time in the fresh air.

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