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Princess Kate breaks royal birthday tradition as Prince George turns 10

A new protrait of Prince George released to mark his 10th birthday broke with years of tradition set by Princess Kate.


A keen photographer, the Princess of Wales has become known for often capturing the images of her children to released as official pictures to mark special occasions

But this year, the picture released by Buckingham Palace to mark George’s birthday was taken by a professional photographer.

The picture was released last night ahead of George’s big day today.

The photographer was also the woman behind the lens for the image released to mark Prince Louis’ fifth birthday in April, and the picture of William and his three children released on Father’s Day in June.

In the latest image, George is shown sitting on a set of outdoor steps at Windsor earlier this month wearing a checked shirt and teal trousers.

Smiling for the camera, the young prince was captured in a relaxed pose.

The break in tradition comes after the images released for the four years were all taken by George’s mother.

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