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The latest snapshot features George and his family peeking out of their Kensington Palace apartment with the little prince gazing at the royal family's dog, Lupo, who rounds out the composition. But the awww-inducing element has to be the wispy-haired prince's collared sweater emblazoned with his name. The sweater is a gift from his grandfather,
Photographer Jason Bell, who shot the official first portraits of George at his christening in October, captured the latest image at Kensington Palace in mid-March, palace officials said.
The duke and duchess of Cambridge, whose son is now nearly 9 months, decided to release the snapshot Saturday ahead of their April tour of New Zealand and Australia, according to the palace. George is expected to join them on the three-week trip, and new snapshots are likely to be taken as the royal family arrives in Wellington on April 7.
Saturday also marked
This isn't the first time the pair have released photos ahead of a big trip, People reported. In 2011, the newlyweds released an official portrait just before heading out on their North American tour. It also keeps up with William's family tradition, since his parents — Prince Charles and the late
William and Catherine recently hired a full-time nanny to care for the third in line to the British throne. The palace made the announcement this month, saying the duke and duchess were "delighted" that Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo decided to join them. William's former nanny, Jessie Webb, 71, had come out of retirement to help care for the boy part time before Borrallo signed on with the royal family.
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