Prince George (opens in new tab) is turning seven on July 22, and the future King of England is getting cuter by the day. When he's not a big brother to his sister, Charlotte, and brother, Louis, he's also a friend to his cousin, Archie (opens in new tab). Since the young royal entered the scene, he's made waves with his youthful charm. He's been taking private tennis lessons (opens in new tab) with Roger Federer, rocking plaid pants (opens in new tab), and getting a little jealous (opens in new tab) when his siblings get some extra attention. It's no wonder his father Prince William has said (opens in new tab) "George rules the roost" and that, "He's a little monkey."
So, it's easy to say the soon-to-be seven-year-old is unforgettable. He's set to be the subject of a new animated comedy show on HBO Max (opens in new tab), after all. While it might be a while before we see George take his place on the throne, we can expect more memorable moments from the future king. In honor of his birthday (and how adorable he is), we've rounded up the sweetest pics of George, ahead, so you can see just how much he's changed over the years. Get ready to say, "Aww" a lot.
Three months after his birth, Prince George arrived at Chapel Royal in St. Jame's Palace for his royal christening. Prince William (opens in new tab) held the little prince, who was decked out in the historic Honiton lace christening robe. (Princess Charlotte wore it two years later, and Prince Louis wore it for his as well.)
At nine months old, George played with the Duchess of Cambridge's hair (opens in new tab) oh-so-lovingly during their official visit to New Zealand. The trip marked Kate and William's first journey overseas with their baby boy.
On the same trip, Kate accessorized (opens in new tab) her all-red outfit with a super-chubby (and ridiculously cute) George. Needless to say, George's first international tour was a success.
At 11 months old, George was busy becoming the little rascal we know and love today. Here, the prince is pictured scurrying away from Kate during the Jerudong Trophy charity polo match in Cirencester.
Excuse me, but who gave Prince George permission to look this cute in his first official Christmas picture?! The chubby-cheeked royal posed in a courtyard at Kensington Palace in a sweater vest and high socks (because, of course).
Apparently Princess Charlotte isn't the only Windsor who sticks her tongue out at paparazzi (remember her entrance to Meghan and Harry's wedding (opens in new tab)?). George cheekily posed with royal nanny Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo during Trooping the Colour (opens in new tab) in 2015.
At the Gigaset Charity Polo Match in Tetbury, Prince George triumphantly ran through the field with Kate following closely behind. Look at that little fist!
Later that day, the little prince took a brief tumble in the grass, but remained all smiles.
Sure, July 5 was Princess Charlotte (opens in new tab)'s christening, but George arguably stole the show in a pair of bright-red shorts and an embroidered top. Here, the little guy puts on a grumpy face for the cameras.
Later, George went on his tippy toes to get a glimpse of Charlotte in her baby carriage.
Charlotte's christening was topped off with a seemingly adorable conversation between the Queen (opens in new tab) and her great-grandson. Here's hoping they were exchanging tips on ruling a kingdom!
In 2016, George cheesed for the ultimate family photo during a quick ski trip to the French Alps. Can you just with his (and Charlotte's!) little beanie?!
In quite possibly the most iconic Prince George photo of all time, a robe-clad George sweetly shakes hands with President Obama. Not sure how the Obamas left Kensington Palace without sneaking George in their suitcase, tbh.
"All clear for takeoff," Prince George probably said during The Royal International Air Tattoo in Fairford. The little dude dressed for the occasion in color-coordinating navy shorts and shoes.
A smiling Prince George scratched his leg after arriving in Victoria, Canada, in the fall of 2016. George and Charlotte accompanied their parents on their Royal Tour of Canada.
While on an eight-day trip to Canada, Prince George managed to get a bear hug in with his father while at a children's party for military families. We've never seen a cuter embrace.
Everyone knows mastering the art of the royal wave takes practice. In 2016, Prince George proved he had it down when he debuted this epic double wave.
While leaving a royal tour of Canada, we got to see how much his-soon-to-be royal highness prefers the window seat to the aisle seat. A forever mood.
Church was made fun with the help of a candy cane during the royal family's Christmas Day service in Bucklebury, Berkshire. Am I the only one seriously considering copping this outfit? Don't answer that.
Prince George waved from the car as he arrived at his aunt Pippa Middleton's wedding (opens in new tab) in Englefield Green, England.
Later that day, George starred as quite possibly the cutest page boy of all time during Pippa (opens in new tab)'s ceremony. I'm not quite sure what's cuter—the olive pants or that tiny basket.
Prince George's face gave me all the feels during Trooping the Colour 2017. What not-quite-four-year-old can watch an hours-long celebration WITHOUT looking bored as heck?
George adorably pouted as the family set off on their official visit to Poland and Germany. I'm not a parent, but how could you be mad at that face?
If I had to sum up how I feel every Monday morning, Prince George's face at the Berlin airport in 2017 is a great start. The little guy looked so over it as the royal family embarked on a three-day visit to Germany.
The prince perked up on his last day of the family's Poland and Germany visit, courtesy of a few helicopters (opens in new tab) at the Hamburg airport. The joy! The happiness! The short shorts!
Prince George was ready to seize the day as Prince William accompanied him to his first day of school (opens in new tab) at Thomas's Battersea. The duo looked cheery as they posed for a quick photo at Kensington Palace before heading off...
...but things got real when Will handed George off to his teacher. The little prince looked like a sad puppy as he walked into the school (which, been there).
He spent most of the morning hiding behind Prince William, while Charlotte put on a show for the cameras (opens in new tab). Poor guy!
George had an actual ball at his dad's polo match in Gloucestershire (opens in new tab). The little prince ran around with a slinky and played with Charlotte for the entire day.
Prince George channeled the exact expression I make when my friends tell me what I did after a night out. In this photo, though, we can hope it's because he caught a glimpse of Princess Eugenie (opens in new tab) 's wedding dress.
Let's be honest, the Trooping of the Colour is a fun celebration, and who doesn't love celebrating one of the Queen's two birth dates (opens in new tab)? But this is really all about the kids. Seeing George, Charlotte, and now Louis' (opens in new tab)reactions are usually the best part. This year, George was focused on more important things, like his hair (opens in new tab), so the planes weren't as impressive, clearly.
At the inaugural King's Cup regatta in 2019, Prince George sported the cutest sailor get-up, while letting us know he's had a recent visit (or two) from the tooth fairy. Cute!
At the same event, the young royal grabbed on for dear life to one part of the boat, reminding us that even royals can get seasick. I've never felt more seen.
This time around, George had company—his younger sister Charlotte—for his first-day-of-school walk. He practically strutted into the place!
Like I said...STRUT!
Nothing says bonding than a family outing at a soccer game. The royals made an appearance at a Premier League match between Norwich City and Aston Villa. I wonder who Prince George was cheering for?!
Was the young royal trying to get the concession stand guys' attention for a quick snack or a quick stretch in? The world may never know.
While waiting to go to the royal Christmas Day Church service at the Church of St Mary Magdalene, the young royal let us know how early he got up for presents. (From those eyes, it seems like the crack of dawn.) Hopefully, he got in a power nap later.
Showing off his clapping skills from the soccer match, Prince George, along with his immediate family, gave a round of applause to those on the frontlines fighting COVID-19.
I feel as if I am looking at a J.Crew ad here, but no, it's the official photo released by the palace to simultaneously mark Prince William's 38th birthday and Father's Day! The handmade swing was given (opens in new tab) to William and Kate by Prince Charles as a wedding present.
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