Duchess Kate took some adorable photos of Prince George for his sixth birthday


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Prince George of Cambridge turns six years old today. He’s currently holidaying in Mustique with his parents and his grandparents (Carole and Michael Middleton). No bouncy castles or magicians, just sun and beaches and probably all kinds of island fun. To celebrate his birthday, the Duchess of Cambridge shared some personal photos she took of George. The photo above (with George in the green H&M polo) was actually taken in Mustique, probably in the past few days. The other two photos were taken in the gardens of Kensington Palace, and you can see that George is wearing the Nike-branded jersey for the English football team, aka the Three Lions. Prince William is president of the Football Association (although there were a few stories that William does next to nothing).

You can also see that George is losing his baby teeth! I wonder if he’ll keep the small gap in his front teeth – it would give him a very happy, sweet look as he grows up. Anyway, The Sun had more details on how large the Cambridges are living in Mustique:

The Sun can exclusively reveal the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge splashed the cash to stay at a £27,000-a-week villa. The five bedroom luxury holiday pad includes a kids’ room fitted with two bunk beds, a chef, butler, housekeeper and private garden.

Kate and Wills are holidaying on the island with her family – which has been a favoured holiday destination for years. The kids have been staying in the children’s room which is decorated with whales on the walls, and comes complete with an elephant laundry basket.

An island source said: “The Cambridges are staying at the newest villa on the island and is totally set up for a family. The kids who have stayed there before absolutely love the bunk beds and child friendly facilities. As the villa is fully staffed they can also ask for whatever they want, whenever they want.”

Over-looking the ocean, the villa also includes an 18 metre infinity pool and al-fresco dining area to take in the views. The home was built in 2016 and is owned by property developer Andrew Dunn – a long-time pal of Prince William. The live in chef also provides a tailored menu to keep the entire family happy, with the brochure boasting: “The focus is on al fresco dining. With a choice of indoor and outdoor dining locations, and a trained chef, menus can be tailored to suit every taste and preference.”

[From The Sun]

Oh, William’s friend owns the property? I wonder if the Cambridges get a steep discount or maybe even the whole stay comped? As for the five bedrooms – one bedroom for the kids, one bedroom for Will & Kate, one bedroom for Carole and Mike? And what of the other two bedrooms, hm? Or do the married couples keep separate bedrooms on holiday? I don’t know. But one thing I do know is that the private chef, butler and housekeeper are an absolute necessity!! Why even bother going on vacation if you’re just going to cook for yourself and pick up after yourself?

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Photos courtesy of the Duchess of Cambridge/Kensington Palace.

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  1. Melissa says:

    Cute photos of George! I’m happy that the Cambridges are enjoying their vacation in peace. I only wish that the press was as kind to Harry and Meghan when they go on trips.

  2. Hepburntracy says:

    This is my favourite birthday pic of George & it is also the first Kate has taken of him on his birthday.

    She might not be the most technical advanced photographer but there is something Kate captures of her children where you can see the pure joy that only a mother can capture!

    • Nahema says:

      I think technically these are the worst photos she’s ever released but I think that’s also what makes them so lovely. They’re just regular photos of a very cute little man.

      • AM says:

        The technical aspects of the pictures are not good. Kate is not a good photographer, even with the classes she took, and the best at her disposal.
        But she captures the joy and moods of her kids well.

        George is adorable.

      • Deedee says:

        Going to say the same thing. A professional would’ve made better photos, but these are decent snapshots. Also, because Kate took the pictures, any money for the rights to publish goes into their coffers.

      • guest says:

        @Deedee same goes for the Sussex duo, no? Their pics are copyrighted – I mean the official Archie pictures. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with this at all. It’s better for these intimate photos to be taken by the family, then relapsed. These kids do not need hoardes of photographers snapping away at them during a ‘royal styled’ photo shoot. Will and Harry has enough of that nonsense when they were younger…. These types of pics both couples release feel more intimate and just like a normal, happy family.

    • minx says:

      He looks relaxed and happy because his mother is taking the pictures. His doesn’t have to pose. With kids you have to snap the picture in a hurry before their mood changes, so technically they might not be the greatest. My favorite pictures of my kids are not the posed ones or their school pictures but the ones we took on the fly. Those are the ones I have framed around the house because they are the sweetest or funniest.

  3. runcmc says:

    Are Pippa and her husband (and baby) and James and his lady there too? Maybe that’s what the other two rooms are for.

    • Catherine says:

      Protection officers

    • bored at work says:

      Nanny?

    • AppleTartins says:

      They don’t do a controlled demolition on a house when fewer people are staying than the number of bedrooms for a week or two. Everyone knows that, right?

      • Harper says:

        @Appletartins Right!?? Lmao, exactly what I was thinking (but much more cleverly put). 😄

    • Wigletwatcher says:

      Any staff they travel with gets lodging paid for by taxes. And meal cost. And they’re traveling with many staff. It wouldn’t be included in the article though because it takes away from the family vacation low key aspect

      • guest says:

        @Wigletwatcher you seem to forget every senior Royal has staff following them around; Kate, Will, Meghan, Harry, Charles & Camilla. And do you really think the Wessexes don’t go on these holidays? Lol.

  4. Seraphina says:

    The pictures are adorable and he looks so happy. Happy birthday George.

    I will say say this, I hope Prince Charles was afforded time with his grandson too.

    • Kittycat says:

      I’m sure Charles will spend all the time he can with George.

      Charles is just a little busier than the Middleton grandparents.

    • Seraphina says:

      While I certainly understand PC is busy with royal duties, the press seems to cover the Duke and Duchess far more with the Middletons than with Prince Charles.

      • Jumpingthesnark says:

        That’s because PC doesn’t leak his grandkids time to the tabs, unlike the Mids.?

  5. Fijigoal says:

    I was hoping we would have a page solely dedicated to George’s birthday and the new pictures that were released to celebrate the occasion.

  6. Kittycat says:

    Prince George is 100% Kate’s dad.

    The eyes are all Michael Middleton.

  7. Scal says:

    i love these-such a happy cute adorable kiddo. That smile!

    Since we got multiple stories about Meghan’s friends spending their own money and the optics of that-waiting to see what kinds of stories we get about the 27K villa. Just waiting…..

    • AM says:

      People can walk and chew gum at the same time.
      Wishing happy birthday and discussing cost of what Cambridge spent .

      The spending they did should be discussed,regardless, because we know darn well it would be front page news for others.
      It shows the hypocrisy of the U.K. press.
      What they spent should not be ignored if others get blasted for it.

      • noway says:

        Sorry but there are stories. Otherwise how would you know it was $27K, or it had a butler and cook with 5 bedrooms. The tone on these type of articles for the royals are all the same you spend too much money with a few exceptions. William gets a bit more you are the lazy royal, when he actually has more royal work appearances than Harry. Seriously, if William is a lazy bum so is Harry. Now granted Harry isn’t going to be King and that does make a difference, but I think some don’t think it does for other stories.

        Now the big difference is Harry and Meghan get the racist classist crap in the tone of the you spend too much story too. It’s like you have no right to spend this money. I also feel with the UK press they get a few less positive stories. They get some, but just not as many as Kate and William, but they make up for it with the US press which has a strong presence in the UK.

  8. Robinda says:

    Damn, it’s hard to get any cuter than that.

  9. Lene malan says:

    Can we leave meghan out of this for once.. this is about george turning 6!

    • Enn says:

      No. We can’t let an innocent little boy have a post without snark or backhanded comments or dragging adults into it.

      I wish we could either leave the kids alone 100% or have an unofficial rule about being kind. George, Charlotte, Louis, and Archie should be out of bounds for meanness.

      • AppleTartins says:

        I know… it’s so gross how every post about the kids draws in comments about the adults around them. Kensington’s post about these photos has hundreds of comments about Andrew. Like, it’s so gross. Bring that up a lot, make him pay, but FFS, not on a child’s birthday photo tweet.

    • Fijigoal says:

      I made a similar comment earlier! I think this should just be about George turning 6. The rest could probably have been covered on another page.

    • Audrey says:

      Yep, I came to this post specifically to see how posters would turn against Kate for taking pictures of her kid. And, yep, I was right.

      • Cale says:

        Right? Posters mad about things that literally haven’t even happened. “WE all know that IF…”

        Happy Birthday, George!!

  10. Digital Unicorn says:

    He’s cute kid and happy birthday.

    Re: the vacation, of course they got the villa for free if its owned by a friend of William – I see the UK media are NOT having a fainting fit over this like they did over Meghan’s friends paying for her baby shower in NYC (esp as the Cambridge holiday is 2 or 3 times the cost of the baby shower IIRC). Double standards press peeps gotta keep being double standards press peeps.

    • AM says:

      George is adorable. I love his joy.

      It was amazing listening the UK journos gush over how The Cambridges wanted PRIVACY and how they only wanted to be private , low key, a nothing lavish.
      ….Mustique a private island is a lavish holiday. The uk tabloid press hypocrisy is atrocious.

      Even with the best equipment at her disposal, Kate is not a very good technical photographer, but she captures the joy and great moods.

      George looks so much like grandpa Michael Middleton and a younger James in those photos.

      P.S. Andrew Dunn the friend of William’s is also a close friend of Rose and her husband.

      • guest says:

        I don’t think I have ever heard the Cambridge’s or anyone else (the press) say that they don’t like luxury? How do you expect Royalty to holiday exactly? Were you this concerned when Margaret was over there for years? £27k a week is the norm for private villa and private chalet holidays; sometimes the prices are even higher, it depends on the accommodation. You do realise many people around the world enjoy this type of luxury on an annual basis. Work hard or marry better if you want to enjoy it too. The endless critiques of Meghan’s spending, the Cambridge spending and Kate’s spending, has me laughing because everyone complaining always comes off as sounding like they are….. well you can fill in the blank!

  11. My3cents says:

    Finally he’s not wearing some 50′s cosplay ensemble. Cute photos.

    • Kittycat says:

      Thank goodness for that

    • The more traditional outfits (I was going for a kind description) have always just been for official appearances. It has been speculated that it is his work uniform for lack of a better word, maybe to help define acceptable behavior and for official photos.

    • AppleTartins says:

      I love all the snark about what he’s “forced” to wear. Kids are pretty insistent on not wearing things they hate. Perhaps he enjoys the clothes he wears.

    • billypilgrim says:

      I love the traditional clothing.

    • Joanna says:

      Yes, thank you!

  12. Enn says:

    Such a cutie! The one of him laughing is my favorite. Six years went so fast!

    Guessing one of the bedrooms is a nursery for Louis since he’s too young for a bunk bed? Also…I don’t cook or clean on vacation either. My vacations aren’t this luxe but housekeeping still scrubs the toilet.

  13. chunkyla says:

    Happy 6th birthday Prince George. The photo of him smiling is THE BEST!

    Also The Irish Guards wished George a happy birthday as well and they posted an unseen picture of him with Domhnall the dog, Charlotte, Louis and William. So I guess there is actual proof that William interacted/spent time with his children at the Polo a few weeks ago after all. Ah well, lol.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/B0NtlJ5B_I5/?igshid=17r8y6u08slgw

    • Wowsers says:

      I’m sure the haters on the other thread, suggesting Will The Terrible Dad avoided his family, will have some conspiracy theory…

      • chunkyla says:

        Of course they will. I can’t wait to see what they come up with. I haven’t rolled by eyes extensively for a while now, they could do with some exercise lol.

      • Lady D says:

        You roll your eyes at every single comment that isn’t kind to K&W. They are getting lots of exercise:)

    • ShazBot says:

      Omg this pic!!

      Who cares about Will – the look on Louis’ face is PRICELESS

    • Original Jenns says:

      1. George is adorable, and looks very brave and sweet in his pose 2. Charlotte LOVES that doggie Dohmnall, I love that she can’t even look away for a picture 3. Louis’ face is hilarious. Babies make the best mean faces even when they are happy. Thanks for sharing that pic.

      I do think that Will is more hands on then we think, or at least when he’s with the kids he’s really there with the kids. Seeing Louis reaching for him while Kate was holding him, or remembering Will getting scolded by the Queen while he was kneeling and explaining something to G on the balcony felt pretty genuine.

      I can s*** on a lot, but I do like that for special occasions, the Cambridges (and Sussexes) share a few private photos.

      • Mumbles says:

        When the family visited British Columbia when Charlotte was still a toddler, she immediately gravitated toward the big dog who was a therapy dog for the organization they were visiting. She showed no fear and pet him and even sat near him. She’s a natural dog-lover! I’m sure Lupo and her are pals.

    • PlainJane says:

      Charlotte with the dog purse!!!

    • M.A.F. says:

      The baby looks like he is about to punch someone or anything and Charlotte just wants to pet the doggie. Adorable.

      • Citresse says:

        Perhaps Louis needed a diaper change? Though William doesn’t look too great either….that has to be the worst fake smile of all (and William has provided several over the years).

  14. Agenbiter says:

    His happiness in private is great, but it’s a real contrast to the worried look he has recently been showing in public. Does anyone think having these pictures broadcast to the media is George’s idea of ‘celebrating’ his birthday?

    • There’s an outside chance that there were additional celebrations 🥳

    • Marigold says:

      He doesn’t ever look “worried” in public. He looks like typical 6 year old who is curious and observant of his surroundings. Let’s not project onto a 6 year old whose face we see for fleeting moments here and there.

    • Agenbiter says:

      Sure, what young person wouldn’t want to find their way in the world knowing their childhood has been photographically displayed for public consumption? Where is the usual concern about kids not having a choice when parents post their pics on the internet?

  15. TyrantDestroyed says:

    He seems a happy young boy. Congrats to him! Island vacation sounds like my kind of birthday celebration.

  16. SJR says:

    Happy Birthday Royal Dude!

    My fav pic of George is still, George in his tiny blue bathrobe and slippers meeting and shaking hands with Obama. Will and POTUS, squatting down to his level completely being lovely Dads and getting the photo of POTUS, future King William, future King George.

    And everyone one of them having more class than Trump could ever get close to.
    Hell, the BRF dogs have more class and better manners vs. Trump.

  17. Originaltessa says:

    Beautiful handsome boy. Joyful and innocent. Oh George, what you don’t know about your life…

  18. Catherine says:

    He is so happy and healthy, god bless him💖👑💖

  19. Mumbles says:

    I love these natural photos of him. When he appears at Royal events with short pants and his hair slicked pack, he looks like something out of Little Lord Fauntleroy.

  20. Snap Happy says:

    An elephant laundry basket, how luxe! What a weird thing to mention. Did the reporters get pictures of this place?
    I can just imagine the furor people would have if Doria vacationed with the Sussexes.

  21. Becks1 says:

    Those are cute pictures. I don’t know about the UK, but for my 7 year old son here in the US, soccer kits are THE thing to wear basically all the time (that or Under Armour lol.) So wonder if its the same there.

    The double standard in the press is astounding but expected.

  22. Sof says:

    Did you read the article about the Queen allegedly leaving presents for George by his bed everytime he stays at Buckingham? Are they already hinting to him that he will be different than the rest of his family?

    • Lady D says:

      Kate said a long time ago that when they stay at Buckingham for the holidays, the Queen leaves gifts at the foot of their bed. Liz has been doing this since their marriage. Kate did not mention if Harry or the York sisters got the same little gifts.

  23. TheOriginalMia says:

    Adorable pictures of George. Kate is getting better with her photography.

    • A says:

      She really is. It’s a far cry from the terribly grainy pictures we got from Michael Middleton after George was born. Good for her for sticking with it.

  24. LW says:

    Adorable pics! That tousled hair in the one pic is sure a throwback to his daddy’s teen years!

  25. ChillyWilly says:

    Awwww! He is a doll. Great photos and I’m happy Kate is no longer dressing him like Christopher Robin. Maybe Charlotte will get to wear pants (gasp!) soon.

    • leena says:

      Perhaps she likes wearing dresses.

      • Smalltown Girl says:

        This. My 3 year old wear dresses constantly because that is what she wants to wear. She feels more comfortable in dresses and skirts and maybe Charlotte does too.

  26. nikki says:

    SO FRIGGIN’ CUTE!!

  27. MeghanNotMarkle says:

    Man, George is a mini Michael Middleton. What a doll. I normally don’t like Kate’s photography but these are good and they captured George so well. Happy Birthday, little man!

  28. leena says:

    Perhaps they get the villa free because of the publicity their visit will bring

  29. Busyann says:

    This is off topic but George is getting older. I wonder if Kate has thought that somewhere out there, is quite possibly, another Carole Middleton that is raising her very own Kate? A mother with the goal to marry her child off to the future king? Anytime I hear stories that obviously come out of Camp Middleton, I wonder if Kate is prepared for that.

    • liriel says:

      Haha, can you imagine what it would be when George grows up? Kate will hopefully be alive and will give totally different life advice than Diana and aristos. Oh la la!

    • guest says:

      The the truth is, in this day and age, Royalty hardly picks aristos & upper class spouses to marry. Look at European Royalty; the King/future King & future Queen married down, as far as social status is concerned. Maxima is from a wealthy family so she is a good match but the rest are from regular families. I’m talking purely from a social standing point. I wouldn’t be surprised if George married a middle class, privately educated girl, just like his mother! Anyone who marries up is a social climber. The upper class have no reason at all to marry into Royalty; they have all the privilege & money, without the public scrutiny.

  30. Deedee says:

    He looks very happy. Good job, Kate and Wills.

  31. Senator Fan says:

    Happy Birthday George! What a cutie. Love the natural pics. George seems like a happy well adjusted little one.

    I bet this vacay was either free or heavily comped. Which is fine and they’ve been going there for years. Most of us in our own lives get freebies from friends or family. I don’t see this as any different.

  32. A says:

    I know people scoff at Kate’s photography, but it’s actually one of the few things I do like about her. I fully believe that it’s a hobby that she likes doing in her spare time. I don’t think she has to be the next Ansel Adams in order to justify her interest in it, lol. I like sewing, but my commitment tends to be minimal at best, but it serves a purpose in my life, and that’s about as much as I need. I’m sure for Kate, being able to take pictures of her children are what’s important, and I think the fact that she’s one of the photographers of their official birthday photos is something that people will cherish in the future. Her children certainly will.

  33. Myra says:

    Looks like he has brown eyes now. He’s all Middleton. I look at George and I can’t help but feel sorry for him. Sure he will have a great childhood with all the privilege afforded a future King. But we all know as soon as he is of a certain age the British Press and people will pounce. He ‘s an adorable kid who’s future has already been defined for him. I find that sort of sad.

  34. Jude says:

    He seems to be a happy kid. I love all inclusive holidays with the family. Some of my happiest memories are from tropical island paradises with the entire extended family. Its the best. A luxury, but it’s also a great time with the people you love.

    • guest says:

      Yup, I agree. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, siblings, etc. it’s lovely to get everyone together. Many of these villas come with cleaners and chefs, you just pay extra if you want the extras, it’s simple enough! I prefer staying in private villas rather than hotels, much more privacy and cosiness.

  35. RoyalBlue says:

    Gaps in the teeth of young kids is quite normal as they leave room for when the adult teeth grow in. My daughter has a pretty wide gap still at 10 years and they are not sure if it is a diastema or not. It is usually hereditary if it exists.

  36. Jane'sWastedTalent says:

    Anyone else notice the emblem on his soccer shirt is the Plantagenet coat of arms (only the lions are blue)?

    I prefer the ‘Christopher Robin’ clothes, as one commentor derisively called them. But then, I tend to like vintage things more in general- our modern clothes are so hideous, especially our leisure wear. Not only are vintage styles usually more elegant (or ‘cuter’ for kids) but surprisingly often more practical. For example, think of how frustrating it is to turn perfectly good shirts into rags because the cuffs/collars wear out (from scrubbing where the dirt collects)- in the old days, the collars and cuffs were detachable, so you could just replace them and keep using the shirt. Also, a good traditionally made sweater can often last through at least one lifetime, if not into the next generation.

    (And yes, I lost another favorite shirt today. Sorry about the rant.)

    It looks like George definitely has his grandfather Michael’s eyes, but it’s hard for me to tell with the rest of his face. I guess it’s a little round like Michael’s, but then again he’s only six. I wonder if he’ll escape ‘the curse of the Windsor genes’- here’s hoping, lol.