Happy Third Birthday, Prince George

By Chika Dunu, Epoch Times

Prince George is out of the “terrible twos.” 

The first child of Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge Catherine Middleton celebrates his third birthday on Friday, July 22. Let’s take a walk down memory lane, albeit a short one.

It was three years ago when the royal family exited St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, with baby George in the arms of his mother, Catherine.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, depart The Lindo Wing with their newborn son at St Mary's Hospital on July 23, 2013 in London, England.  (Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, depart The Lindo Wing with their newborn son at St Mary’s Hospital on July 23, 2013, in London. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

A few months later, the family christened Prince George in a private ceremony among close family and friends.

Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, arrive with their son Prince George of Cambridge at Chapel Royal in St James's Palace in central London on October 23, 2013, ahead of the christening of the three month-old prince. (JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images)
The new parents arrive with their son Prince George of Cambridge at Chapel Royal in St James’s Palace in central London on October 23, 2013, ahead of the christening of the 3-month-old prince. (JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images)

George joined his parents in New Zealand on the first day of a Royal Tour to New Zealand and Australia—the first official trip overseas as a family.

Britain's Prince William (R) and his wife Catherine, carrying baby Prince George arrive at the international airport in Wellington on April 7, 2014. William, Kate and their son Prince George are on a three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia. (Mark Tantrum/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain’s Prince William (R), his wife Catherine, and baby Prince George arrive at the international airport in Wellington on April 7, 2014. (Mark Tantrum/AFP/Getty Images)

Britain's Prince George plays with toys during a visit to the Plunket nurse and parents group at Government House in Wellington on April 9, 2014. Plunket is a national not-for-profit organisation that provides care for children and families in New Zealand. (Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images)
Prince George plays with toys during a visit to a nurse and parents group at Government House in Wellington on April 9, 2014. (Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images)

The Royal Family took George to a zoo in Australia. 

 Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge holds Prince George of Cambridge as Prince William, Duke of Cambridge look whilst meeting a Bilby called George at Taronga Zoo on April 20, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Prince William holds Prince George as Catherine looks on as they watch a Bilby called George at Taronga Zoo on April 20, 2014, in Sydney, Australia. (Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Prince George attends a Royal Charity Polo match with his mother, Catherine.

 Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge attend the Royal Charity Polo during the Maserati Jerudong Trophy at Cirencester Park Polo Club on June 15, 2014 in Cirencester, England. (Chris Jackson/Getty Images for La Martina)
Catherine and Prince George attend a Royal Charity Polo match at Cirencester Park Polo Club on June 15, 2014, in Cirencester, England. (Chris Jackson/Getty Images for La Martina)

July, 2014, was a time of firsts for Prince George, including a visit to the Natural History Museum in London to mark his first birthday, where he visited the Sensational Butterflies exhibition.

A photograph taken in London on Wednesday July 2, 2014, to mark Britain's Prince George's first birthday, shows Prince William (L) and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George during a visit to the Sensational Butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London. (JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images)
Prince William (L) and Catherine with Prince George marked George’s first birthday with a visit to the Sensational Butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London, July 2, 2014. (JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images)

Prince George poses for his first Christmas photos.

In this handout image of three released on December 13, 2014 by Kensington Palace, Prince George sits for his official Christmas picture in a courtyard at Kensington Palace in late November of 2014 in London, England. (The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge/PA Wire via Getty Images)
In this handout image of three released on Dec. 13, 2014, by Kensington Palace, Prince George sits for his official Christmas picture in a courtyard at Kensington Palace in late November of 2014 in London. (The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge/PA Wire via Getty Images)

Prince George is about to meet his sister, Charlotte, the Princess of Cambridge, for the first time.

Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (R), carrying his son Prince George of Cambridge (L) wave to the media as they return to the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in central London, on May 2, 2015 where his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to their second child, a baby girl, earlier in the day. (BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, carries his son Prince George as they head into the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital in central London, on May 2, 2015 where his wife Catherine, gave birth to their second child, a baby girl, earlier in the day. (BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Prince George joins his family as they partake in Queen Elizabeth II’s annual birthday parade.

 (L-R) Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince George of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Queen Elizabeth II watch the fly-past from the balcony of Buckingham Palace following the Trooping The Colour ceremony on June 13, 2015 in London, England. (Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
(L-R) Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince George of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (obscured), and Queen Elizabeth II on the balcony of Buckingham Palace following the Trooping The Colour ceremony on June 13, 2015, in London. (Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

It’s his turn to be a spectator—Prince George arrives at church to witness the christening of Charlotte.

Prince George of Cambridge arrives at the Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham Estate for the Christening of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge on July 5, 2015 in King's Lynn, England. (Matt Dunham - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Prince George of Cambridge arrives at the Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham Estate for the Christening of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge on July 5, 2015, in King’s Lynn, England. (Matt Dunham – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Family fun time in the snow.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, with their children, Princess Charlotte and Prince George, enjoy a short private skiing break on March 3, 2016 in the French Alps, France. (John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, with their children, Princess Charlotte and Prince George, enjoy a short private skiing break on March 3, 2016, in the French Alps, France. (John Stillwell – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Four generations of royals.

 In this Handout image released by Buckingham Palace on April 20, 2016, (L-R) Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince George and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge pose during a Royal Mail photoshoot for a stamp sheet to mark the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II in the White Drawing Room at Buckingham Palace in the summer of 2015 in London, England. (Ranald Mackechnie/Royal Mail/Getty Images)
(L-R) Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince George, and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge pose during a Royal Mail photoshoot for a stamp sheet to mark the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II in the White Drawing Room at Buckingham Palace in the summer of 2015 in London. (Ranald Mackechnie/Royal Mail/Getty Images)

Prince George welcomed President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle into his home and remained comfy in his robe.

President Barack Obama, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and First Lady Michelle Obama talks with Prince George at Kensington Palace on April 22, 2016 in London, England. (Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images)
President Barack Obama, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and First Lady Michelle Obama talk with Prince George at Kensington Palace on April 22, 2016, in London. (Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images)

More firsts for George, who attended his first Royal engagement with his parents this year. 

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge with Prince George in the cockpit of a Red Arrow during a visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford on July 8, 2016 in Fairford, England. (Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge with Prince George in the cockpit of a Red Arrow during a visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford on July 8, 2016, in Fairford, England. (Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

 

Recent but undated handout photo issued on Friday July 22, 2016 by William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, of Britain's Prince George at Sandringham in Norfolk, England, who celebrates his third birthday on July 22. (Matt Porteous/Handout via AP)
Recent but undated handout photo issued on Friday July 22, 2016 by William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, of Britain’s Prince George at Sandringham in Norfolk, England, who celebrates his third birthday on July 22. (Matt Porteous/Handout via AP)

 

Recent but undated handout photo issued on Friday July 22, 2016 by William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, of Britain's Prince George with the family dog Lupo, at Sandringham in Norfolk, England. Prince George celebrates his third birthday on July 22, 2016. (Matt Porteous/Handout via AP)
Recent but undated handout photo issued on Friday July 22, 2016 by William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, of Britain’s Prince George with the family dog Lupo, at Sandringham in Norfolk, England. Prince George celebrates his third birthday on July 22, 2016. (Matt Porteous/Handout via AP)

Recent but undated handout photo issued on Friday July 22, 2016 by William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, of Britain's Prince George at Sandringham in Norfolk, England, who celebrates his third birthday on July 22. (Matt Porteous/Handout via AP)
Recent but undated handout photo issued on Friday July 22, 2016 by William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, of Britain’s Prince George at Sandringham in Norfolk, England, who celebrates his third birthday on July 22. (Matt Porteous/Handout via AP)

 

 

Recent but undated handout photo issued on Friday July 22, 2016 by William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, of Britain's Prince George at Sandringham in Norfolk, England, who celebrates his third birthday on July 22. (Matt Porteous/Handout via AP)
Recent but undated handout photo issued on Friday July 22, 2016 by William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, of Britain’s Prince George at Sandringham in Norfolk, England, who celebrates his third birthday on July 22. (Matt Porteous/Handout via AP)

It’s only up from here—Happy Birthday Prince George!

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