Royal family releases Christmas photos of Prince George in soldier jumper
Published Saturday, December 13, 2014 5:52PM EST
Last Updated Sunday, December 14, 2014 4:56PM EST
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released three official Christmas photos of Prince George on Saturday, showing the toddler in a courtyard at Kensington Palace.
The rosy-cheeked prince, who turned one on July 22, is shown posing on a staircase in black shorts, black shoes and black socks.
Over a white collared shirt, Prince George wore a grey vest with Grenadier Guardsman design knitted across the bottom.
The photos were taken by a member of Prince William's staff in late November. Within an hour, the photos posted by Clarence House on Twitter had been shared more than 3,000 times, and "favourited" more than 4,000 times.
US Magazine called him "the most adorable baby" in the three photos, with an exclamation: "See His Cute Chubby Cheeks!" The UK Mirror newspaper labelled him a "rosy-cheeked tot" and the Daily Mail had its own take: "He's more Gorgeous than ever!"
People Magazine wrote about his "knowing smirk, as if he's about to set off on a new mission," while London's ITV News said the photos show the prince has grown from a "cherubic baby" into a "beaming little boy."
Hundreds of people took to Twitter with similar sentiments:
All Prince George has done is sit on a step and he's already better than all of us pic.twitter.com/VJVnoxWffq— Joelle (@Joelle_o) December 13, 2014
OMG new Prince George pictures! A little vest with guards on! Chubby rosy cheeks!— Julia R (@julia_richards) December 13, 2014
Isn't he cold though? In his adorable little shorts and socks XD— Julia R (@julia_richards) December 13, 2014
Omgosh! How much does Prince George look like his daddy?! He's so cute!— Pegs (@Miss_Peg) December 13, 2014
Prince George is so cute ^_^ he looks just like his mommy.— 2014fhd. (@slaylexis) December 13, 2014
Prince George is the cutest pic.twitter.com/XEgzp05VIu— Emily (@emilycrookes) December 13, 2014
Can't get over how cute Prince George is— Dem (@Demi_Smithhh) December 13, 2014
prince george is the only baby I've ever found quite sweet. he's just got such an adorable face!!— chloe (@dotheLokiKoki) December 13, 2014
cant cope with how adorable prince george is pic.twitter.com/lIyQrED7pT— cait (@mynameiscait) December 13, 2014