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Prince George, Age 2, Tells Everyone He’s 3

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Mario Testino/Art Partner In this handout image supplied by Mario Testino/ Art Partner, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge, who celebrates his second birthday.

"He thinks he's older," Kate Middleton said

Seems like someone’s already sick of the terrible twos.

Prince George, who turned two on July 22, has already tired of the age and is (wrongly, but amusingly) informing others he is actually three.

The royal tidbit came to light on Sunday when George’s mother, Kate Middleton, met two-year-old Freddie Wilson at the Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing’s headquarters in Portsmouth, England, People reports.

“Hello Princess, my name is Freddie Wilson,” Freddie, a precocious tot, announced. When Middleton asked Freddie how old he was, he answered, “I’m three,” without any hesitation, according to Freddie’s mother, Wendy Maxwell.

When Maxwell jumped in to admit that Freddie was actually just two, Middleton said, “George says that. He thinks he’s older.”

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Happy Second Birthday, Prince George!

The royal couple is expected to celebrate his birthday privately at Anmer Hall

(LONDON) — Prince George celebrates his second birthday on Wednesday and while he’s just a toddler, he’s already made an impression as a doting elder brother, a magnet to cameras and even a budding fashion trendsetter.

A new official photograph of George, the first child of Prince William and his wife Kate, has been released by Kensington Palace to mark the occasion. It shows George grinning in his father’s arms.

The royal couple is expected to celebrate his birthday privately at Anmer Hall, their country home on Queen Elizabeth II’s Sandringham Estate.

George, who is third in line to the throne, has attracted huge media attention since his birth on July 22, 2013. Here’s a look at some of the future king’s memorable moments:



Despite his tender age, George appears to be getting to grips with facing the media — something that will be a huge part of his life.

When George visited his mother and newborn sister Princess Charlotte in May, he showed a few nerves and gestured for William to pick him up when he saw the crowd of photographers stationed outside the hospital.

But he soon regained his composure, mimicking his father’s wave to the cameras. That moment capturing father and son, dressed in matching blue sweaters, attracted almost as much attention as baby Charlotte.



George again stole the show at Charlotte’s christening ceremony, delighting the gathered crowds as he strolled hand in hand with William to the church. He was pictured standing on tiptoes to take a peek at his sister in her baby carriage after her baptism.

Official pictures released by the palace also show George growing into his role as elder brother. The toddler has been pictured cradling Charlotte in his lap, giving her a kiss on her forehead.



His mother, Kate, is known as a fashion trendsetter — and George is now following in her footsteps.

Britain’s newspapers have gushed about the “George effect.” Whatever he wears can sell out in hours. That includes a pair of navy dungarees he wore for one of his first public appearances, and the Crocs shoes he wore at a charity polo match.

The toddler even made it into GQ magazine’s “50 best-dressed men in Britain” 2015, together with his granddad, Prince Charles.



George hasn’t always been on best behavior. On a trip with his parents to a Sydney zoo earlier this year, the prince threatened to grab the ears of a bilby, a rabbit-like endangered marsupial. Presented with a cuddly toy bilby, the 9-month-old grabbed it with delight before immediately flinging it onto the floor.

George also reportedly grabbed a toy from a baby girl and made her cry when Kate met with other new mothers during the royals’ trip to New Zealand.



George marked an early milestone in June when he made his first appearance at the queen’s official birthday parade, joining royal family members on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. The gathering marked the first time the queen appeared on the balcony together with three future monarchs — her son Charles, grandson William and great-grandson George.

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Celebrate Prince George’s Birthday with the Cutest Photo Yet

Royal Baby #1 turns two on Wednesday

On the eve of Prince George’s second birthday, parents Prince William and Kate Middleton shared an adorable photo of Royal Baby #1.

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Mario Testino—APPrince George with his father, the Duke of Cambridge, in the gardens at Sandringham House, Norfolk, England, on July 5, 2015.

The picture, which features a toothy grin from both father and son, was taken at Princess Charlotte’s christening on July 5 at the Queen’s Sandringham estate.

“This photograph captures a very happy moment on what was a special day for The Duke and Duchess and their family,” a spokesman for Kensington Palace said. “They are very pleased to share this picture as they celebrate Prince George’s second birthday.”

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Prince William Just Dropped a Hint About Another Royal Baby

Could No. 3 be closer than we think?

Prince William joined the rest of the working world on Monday, starting his new job as an air ambulance helicopter pilot. But the Duke of Cambridge is confident that his career aspirations, along with the recent arrival of baby Charlotte, will not stretch him too thin.

“I like the challenge,” he told Sky News in an interview released Monday. “It’s been obviously fantastic and she’s been a little joy of heaven.”

But William did admit that the addition of Charlotte made things at home hectic at times. “It’s more responsibility looking after two little ones, especially when George is around as he’s a little monkey,” he said.

Still, it seems Kate is holding up just fine, with William praising her as doing “an amazing job as a mother.”

Prince William injected a little royal modesty when asked if it is going to be difficult to leave his family for work every morning.

“No more difficult than everyone else has to do,” he said.

But it might get increasingly difficult, as he alluded to a potential third royal baby.

“We’ve only just had the second one,” he said. “[But] you never know what’s going to happen in the future.”

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Prince William Starts Job as Air Ambulance Helicopter Pilot

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WPA Pool—Getty Images Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge as he begins his new job with the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) at Cambridge Airport on July 13, 2015 in Cambridge, England.

The flying prince

LONDON — Britain’s Prince William started his new job as an air ambulance pilot on Monday.

William, whose title is the Duke of Cambridge, will donate his salary from the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) to charity.

He will be tasked with flying victims of car crashes and people suffering heart attacks to the hospital. Regular landing areas for the team include private gardens, parking lots, beaches and roadsides.

“We’re looking forward to him being part of the team,” EAAA chief executive Patrick Peal said when William’s role was announced. “It is a very close-knit crew with the pilot operating…

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See an Adorable New Photo of Princess Charlotte

The Duchess of Cambridge holds Princess Charlotte in the Drawing Room at Sandringham House

A photo posted by Kensington Palace (@kensingtonroyal) on

The Kensington Palace Instagram feed put up a new photo of Kate holding her little princess Thursday morning, and the photo had already received over 9,000 likes just 15 minutes after posting.

Charlotte was born May 2, 2015. She was christened on Sunday at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, England, providing the first glimpses at the royal family—Will, Kate, George, and their new princess.

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Prince William and Kate Middleton Enjoy Afternoon Date at Wimbledon

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (L) and Prince William (R), Duke of Cambridge attend the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships in London on July 8, 2015.
Alex Broadway—Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (L) and Prince William (R), Duke of Cambridge attend the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships in London on July 8, 2015.

With the children at home

Prince William and Princess Kate left the kids at home on Wednesday for a soggy afternoon date at Wimbledon’s Centre Court. (But hey, no kids!)

The parents of Prince George and Princess Charlotte – who just celebrated Charlotte’s christening on Sunday – were in the stands to watch local favorite Andy Murray play his quarter-final match against Canada’s Vasek Pospisil. (The score is currently 3-1 to Murray.)

Sitting in the royal box on a rainy afternoon, Kate – sporting new, shorter layers around her face – wore a $384 cardinal red Cayla Long Dress from LK Bennett, as she and William, in a suit and tie, watched the grand slam event after arriving in a Jaguar.

When the rain stopped play after 15 minutes, William and Kate chatted with other members of the royal box, including William’s aunt Sophie, Countess of Wessex, ex-Wimbledon champion Billie Jean King and Prince Albert of Monaco.

Also in attendance: William’s cousin, Zara Phillips, and David Beckham, who brought along his 12-year-old son Romeo.

William and Kate, both 33, are avid Wimbledon fans and have played tennis against each other since their student days at St Andrews University – even using a public tennis court in her hometown of Bucklebury.

They also plan to upgrade the tennis court at their country home, Anmer Hall, to include an AstroTurf surface, copper beach border and surrounding oak trees.

Kate’s sister Pippa Middleton, attended the tournament on Monday, and her mom Carole and mother-in-law Camilla had a friendly meet-up there on Friday.

This article originally appeared on People.com

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See the First Pictures of Princess Charlotte With the Royal Family

Princess Charlotte was set to be christened Sunday, providing the first glimpses of the whole royal family together—Will, Kate, George and Charlotte

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Meet Princess Charlotte’s Godparents

The people who will mentor the princess

Princess Charlotte is to have guidance from the longtime friends and family members Prince William and Princess Kate have chosen to be her godparents.

Charlotte, 2 months, was set to be christened at Sandringham’s St. Mary Magdalene church (the same church where her late grandmother Princess Diana was christened) on Sunday, but amid all the preparations, the list of godparents was kept under wraps leading up to the big day.

Read on to learn more about the godparents, who were announced a few hours ahead of Charlotte’s official christening.

Tom van Straubenzee: Overlooked last time, he and fellow Prince William pal James Meade were key ushers at William and Kate’s 2011 wedding, conducting the fun speech that was a foil to Harry’s more straightforward toast. (The buddies also did a “double act” show at William’s 21st birthday party bash at Windsor Castle.) Van Straubenzee, who is married to Melissa Percy – her parents own the Northumberland estate that doubled as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films – attended Ludgrove prep school with Prince William.

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