Britain’s Prince George will be allowed to blow out eight candles on Thursday, July 22. Following this celebratory occasion, a new photo of the boy was released. He then pays a subtle tribute to his recently deceased great-grandfather, Prince Philip.
The little prince, dressed in a blue-yellow striped T-shirt and blue shorts, sits smiling broadly on the hood of Prince William’s off-road vehicle. According to the British press, the car is a symbolic choice. After all, it is an all-terrain vehicle from Land Rover, the favorite car brand of the late Prince Philip.
The new photo was not taken by a professional photographer, but by mom Kate Middleton. In recent years, the Duchess of Cambridge has made it a habit to get behind the lens herself and release portraits of her children to the world.
Prince George’s broad smile stands in stark contrast to his glum face after England’s defeat in the European Football Championship final. Striking: during both appearances at the European Championships, the prince wore a tailored suit. According to royalty watchers, that was a sign that his era of shorts was over. Nothing is less true now that George can once again be seen bare-legged in his latest portrait.