Monday 23 October 2017

New picture shows Prince George walking unaided ahead of first birthday

Gordon Rayner

A new photograph released ahead of Prince George's first birthday shows the future king walking unaided

His father has described him “charging around” Kensington Palace indulging a new-found delight in opening and closing doors.

Now the public has been given a new glimpse of the future king’s boisterous energy.

A photograph released this weekend shows Prince George walking unaided during a visit with his parents to the Natural History Museum in London.

With his arms outstretched and his eyes fixed on where he is going, the prince strides along the ground looking every inch the confident toddler.

The picture is released to mark the future king’s first birthday on Tuesday.

It was taken at the Sensational Butterflies outdoor exhibition which the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited with their son a few weeks ago.

In the picture George is dressed in a pair of dungaree shorts from French label Petit Bateau, over a polo shirt-style top and shoes and socks.

The Prince’s blond hair has been swept across his head to create a stylish look and he has what his uncle Prince Harry has described as “big chubby cheeks” and the appearance of a “young Winston Churchill”.

The birth of the prince was a global event, with the world’s media camped for days outside the private maternity Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in central London.

The Duchess gave birth at 4.24pm on July 22 to a son weighing 8lb 6oz, but the news was not announced to the waiting world until four hours later when members of the Royal Family spoke of their joy at the newest addition to their ranks.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expected to hold a birthday party for the prince at their Kensington Palace apartment on Tuesday with close family and friends.

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