Prince George at 2 – his life in pictures

Today is Prince George’s 2nd birthday.

Yes, the 3rd-in-line is already two! We can’t believe it either, but to help remind you of the time that flew by, The Crown Chronicles has compiled a gallery of sorts for you to browse – George’s life in pictures so far.

His birth: 22nd July 2013, at 4:24pm. The unnamed Prince of Cambridge weighed 8lb 6oz and was proudly presented to the world at around 7:15pm.

His father declared his firstborn had more hair than he did, looked like his mother, and had a good pair of lungs on him to journalists.

The newborn was then whisked off home to Kensington Palace for his first night in the world.

The birth was announced in the traditional fashion, with an easel at Buckingham Palace – but not before the Palace released the information electronically!

The next time we saw Prince George (he was named the day after his birth) was at his christening, which was held at St James’s Chapel. The young Prince was reportedly vocal throughout the ceremony, though remained calm outside in front of the cameras!

It took six months for the Prince to make an official appearance, and it wasn’t even in the UK! Landing at Wellington airport with his parents, George began his first ever tour, and became renowned for the unamused faces he pulled.

Throughout the tour, we saw him grimace at guests, turn his nose up at dignitaries, and made sure the attention was focused on him. He clearly enjoyed himself at his Plunkett play-date, with the toys and other children, even taking a step or two, supported by mum, Catherine.

Before the plane journey over to Australia, the Prince was still unimpressed.

Having to deal with guests, George wasn’t happy…

Though he was more than enthralled with a large, cuddly wombat gifted to him!

By Auspic/Commonwealth of Australia [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

For George’s first official engagement (opening the Bilby enclosure at Taronga Zoo), he appeared more excited. William warned if George got hold of the Bilby, he wouldn’t let go!

The Prince however rather liked this young chap!

But seemed distracted as the Cambridges left Australia…

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their son Prince George leave Canberra airport, Australia, as they head back to the UK on the final day of their 19 day tour of New Zealand and Australia, Friday, 25th April 2014. Picture by Andrew Parsons / i-Images

Andrew Parsons / i-Images

Polo was the Prince’s next appearance… getting to grips with a sport he will no doubt play when he’s older.

That Christmas, William and Catherine released a few photos as a thank you for allowing George a relatively private year. Ahhh!


Prince George photos released

And these were published for George’s first birthday, taken at the Sensation Butterflies exhibition, Natural History Museum.



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It was then a loooooooong time before George appeared to the public again. He visited his newborn sister in hospital with his father on 2nd May. Hadn’t he grown!

Image ©Licensed to i-Images Picture Agency. 02/05/2015. London, United Kingdom. Prince William and George arrive back at The Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, London, after the birth of his new born baby girl. Picture by Ben Stevens / i-Images

Picture by Ben Stevens / i-Images

The next time we saw George was cradling his sister, Princess Charlotte, in family photos taken by The Duchess of Cambridge. Didn’t he look like a proud big brother!


George made his first appearance at Trooping the Colour this year! He wore the same outfit his father did in the 1980s for his Trooping appearance.

Photo: Thomas Mace-Archer-Mills

Photo: Thomas Mace-Archer-Mills

The christening was next on George’s list, and he seemed to enjoy himself, but wasn’t too happy when he thought he was leaving the rest of the family behind!

The Christening of Princess Charlotte at The Church of St Mary Magdalene, Sandringham, Norfolk, UK on the 5th July 2015. Picture by Chris Jackson/WPA-Pool

Picture by Chris Jackson/WPA-Pool 

The Christening of Princess Charlotte at The Church of St Mary Magdalene, Sandringham, Norfolk, UK on the 5th July 2015. Picture by Chris Jackson/WPA-Pool Pictured: Prince George, Queen, Queen Elizabeth Ref: SPL1071602  050715   Picture by: Splash News Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles:310-821-2666 New York:212-619-2666 London:870-934-2666

These were the official christening images released for Princess Charlotte’s christening. We loved them!

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Yesterday, Kensington Palace released this image to celebrate George’s second birthday – happy birthday George!


Photos: By Auspic/Commonwealth of Australia [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons, The Duchess of Cambridge/Kensington Palace,

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Lisa Bennett Wed 22 July, 2015 - 12:04 pm

The cuddly toy given to George in Australia is a Wombat not a Wallaby.

Chloe Howard Wed 22 July, 2015 - 1:31 pm

Thanks for noticing this!

kirsty.. Wed 22 July, 2015 - 12:20 pm

Happy birthday hope u have a good day.

Patricia Eury Wed 22 July, 2015 - 8:24 pm

Happy Birthday! Lovely family!


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