How Prince George Birthday Portrait Includes Tribute To Prince Philip

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have released a photo of Prince George, who is about to turn eight this Thursday.

The Prince pictured wearing one of his signature polo shirts in a navy with orange stripes colourway from John Lewis, with a pair of navy shorts is sat on the hood of a Land Rover in a touching reference to his late grandfather Prince Philip who’s the go-to car was the Land Rover.

Prince Philip passed this April at the age of 99, with his funeral just eight days later at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.

New Photos Released To Mark Prince George 8th Birthday

Prince William also shared a touching tribute to his father on social media in the form of a previously unseen photo of Prince Philip and the then two-year-old Prince George during a carriage drive in 2015.

Adding  “I will never take for granted the special memories my children will always have of their great-grandpa coming to collect them in his carriage and seeing for themselves his infectious sense of adventure as well as his mischievous sense of humour!”

The photo was taken at the Cambridges’ country home in Norfolk by his mother Kate, the future King grins directly at the camera.

A statement from Kensington Palace read: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share a new photograph of Prince George ahead of his eighth birthday tomorrow.”

Prince George was last seen in public at the Euro 2020 Finals at Wembley, being consoled by his dad as England lost to Italy in the penalties.

The Cambridges birthdays are usually a private affair, but we’ve gotten a glimpse into a sweet tradition they’ve developed and continued for George, Charlotte and Louis thanks to a 2018 interview by mum of three Kate.

“I love making the cake. It’s become a bit of a tradition that I stay up ’til midnight with ridiculous amounts of cake mix and icing and I make far too much. But I love it,” she said.

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