On Prince George’s eighth birthday, the royal family released a new photo of him.
The photograph, which was taken by his mother, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge (formerly Kate Middleton), shows the future king sitting on the hood of a Range Rover in the middle of a field, most likely near the family’s Anmer Hall home in Norfolk.
This year, Kate and her husband, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, have shared several private family photos of their children with the public, with many of them released in memory of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who died on April 9 at the age of 99.
George has also made more public appearances this year than in previous years, most recently at the UEFA Euro 2020 semifinal on June 29 and final on July 11, where England was defeated by Italy in a penalty shootout after a heartbreaking overtime loss.
George, the eldest of William and Kate’s three children, is the third in line to the British throne, following his grandfather Prince Charles and father, Prince William.