The birthday prince and the butterfly


Blackleaf
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Today is Prince George's first birthday and, to mark the occasion, Kensington Palace has released two beautiful new photographs of him with his parents.

The photos show the clearly enchanted young family in the midst of the ‘Sensational Butterflies’ exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London, as several dozen live butterflies hover in the distance.

In one of the photos Prince George can be seen pointing and gazing intently at the delicate creature which has landed on his father’s hand.

His mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, cuddles her young son proudly – keeping a firm grip around his waist, just in case the inquisitive youngster should make a grab for it.

Kate is wearing an appropriately summery 475 ‘Budding Hearts’ tea-dress by designer Suzannah, which she has worn previously on public occasions.

Meanwhile George, who, like his mother is becoming something of a trend setter with everything he wears selling out quickly, is wearing blue and white stripped dungarees and a navy top by French label Petit Bateau, which sold out within minutes of another picture from the same set being released at the weekend.

Although they want their son to grow up away from the spotlight, William and Kate knew that they needed to mark the future king’s special day with a public gesture.

The Duchess was, however, determined to ensure that one of their patronages would benefit from the occasion, and chose to visit the Natural History Museum’ s pop-up tropical house, full of live, free-flying butterflies and moths. She became patron of the museum in April last year.

The couple plan to celebrate George’s birthday today with a low-key tea party for family and friends at their home at Kensington Palace.

Michael and Carole Middleton – both extremely hands-on grandparents – will attend, alongside Aunty Pippa and Uncle James.

Unfortunately his royal grandparents Prince Charles (also a doting grandpa, in his own way) and the Duchess of Cornwall are in Scotland on official duties.

But it is thought the Queen may attend the celebrations if she has time between meetings.




How a year has fluttered by: Prince George's meeting with a butterfly captured in new pictures released to mark him turning one

Prince George captured pointing and gazing at the delicate butterfly which has landed on his father’s hand

His mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, cuddles her young son proudly keeping a firm grip around his waist

The Duke and Duchess also issued a statement thanking members of the public for the hundreds of presents

Official photographs to mark the prince's first birthday were taken at the Natural History Museum in London


By Rebecca English (external - login to view)
21 July 2014
Daily Mail

He’s such a little ruffian, according to his parents, that it’s a wonder the butterfly escaped unscathed.

In one of two new photographs issued to mark his first birthday today, Prince George can be seen pointing and gazing intently at the delicate creature which has landed on his father’s hand.

His mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, cuddles her young son proudly – keeping a firm grip around his waist, just in case the inquisitive youngster should make a grab for it.


Celebrations: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George during a visit to the Sensational Butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London

After all, on his first public engagement in New Zealand back in April, George unwittingly managed to make a female playmate cry by snatching her toy from her.

The second photograph released by Kensington Palace yesterday shows the clearly enchanted young family in the midst of the ‘Sensational Butterflies’ exhibition at the Natural History Museum, in London, as several dozen live butterflies hover in the distance.

Kate is wearing an appropriately summery 475 ‘Budding Hearts’ tea-dress by designer Suzannah, which she has worn previously on public occasions.

Meanwhile George, who, like his mother is becoming something of a trend setter, is wearing blue and white stripped dungarees and a navy top by French label Petit Bateau, which sold out within minutes of another picture from the same set being released at the weekend.


In one of two new photographs issued, Prince George can be seen pointing and gazing intently at the delicate creature which has landed on his father's hand


Prince George is taking his first steps. His first walking shot, taken at the Natural History Museum:

Prince Georges birthday photo First walking shot revealed - YouTube




The Duke and Duchess also issued a statement thanking members of the public for the hundreds of presents, cards and letters of good wishes they have received since their son’s birth last July.

‘We would like to take this opportunity on George’s first birthday to thank everyone over the last year, wherever we have met them, both at home and overseas, for their warm and generous good wishes to George and our family,’ they said.

Although keen to ensure that their son is allowed to grow up away from the spotlight, William and Kate acknowledged that they needed to mark the future king’s special day with a public gesture.


These recent photos (top, at the Natural History Museum, and bottom, at a polo match involving his father and uncle in Cirencester, Gloucestershire) show that Prince George is now walking

Although they want their son to grow up away from the spotlight, William and Kate knew that they needed to mark the future king’s special day with a public gesture.

The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George watch Princes William and Harry play polo at Cirencester Park Polo Club, Gloucestershire, in June

The Duchess was, however, determined to ensure that one of their patronages would benefit from the occasion, and chose to visit the Natural History Museum’ s pop-up tropical house, full of live, free-flying butterflies and moths. She became patron of the museum in April last year.

The exhibition, which runs until September, was opened up especially for the Cambridges and their team earlier this month but, says one closely involved in the proceedings, things didn’t entirely run to plan.

As it was early morning, the butterflies, which normally swarm around visitors, needed time to warm up, and it was ‘touch and go’ as to whether the shoot would work.

Fortunately a blue morpho butterfly (Morpho peleides) from South America landed in front of the curious little prince and with a click, the carefree shot, so unlike normal royal portraits, was captured for posterity.

Sir Michael Dixon, Director of the Natural History Museum said of the visit: ‘It was a real pleasure to host our Patron and her family earlier this month. They seemed to enjoy their visit, wandering through the tropical plants as brightly coloured butterflies took flight around them.

'It was delightful to see Prince George’s first experience of the Natural History Museum and I look forward to welcoming them again in the future.’

According to his parents, George is already ‘racing around and opening doors’ at their Kensington Palace apartment, in advance of many of his peers.

He has a fine set of lungs on him, makes bath-time ‘quite painful’ but adores his ‘best buddy’, Lupo the spaniel.

‘Like most new parents they are just in awe of this little man they have created,’ said one source.

‘He really is the apple of their eye.’

The couple plan to celebrate George’s birthday today with a low-key tea party for family and friends at Kensington palace.

Michael and Carole Middleton – both extremely hands-on grandparents – will attend, alongside Aunty Pippa and Uncle James.


Unfortunately his royal grandparents Prince Charles (also a doting grandpa, in his own way) and the Duchess of Cornwall are in Scotland on official duties.

But the Queen – who is now the first monarch for more than a century to have three living heirs - has no public engagements in her diary.


Staff say they cannot rule out her popping over from Buckingham Palace between meetings to wish her great-grandson a very happy day.














Last edited by Blackleaf; Jul 22nd, 2014 at 06:52 AM..
 
Tecumsehsbones
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DaSleeper
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Royal pictures are getting boring....
Royal babies are the boringest
 
gerryh
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Royal pictures are getting boring....
Royal babies are the boringest


Then don't open the thread.
 
DaSleeper
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I didn't until someone else posted in it.............
 
Sal
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look at the little shoes on him....cute chubby little legs

the butterfly pictures were cute too

nice looking young family, much like any other
 
Blackleaf
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Locutus
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fee fi fo fum, who broke the friggin' thread?


give me an hour or so to sort thru this sh!t and move it to the thread of shame so others may read in peace.

goddamn rookie.
 
darkbeaver
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Cute little Georgie. I wonder if he'll ever asked about his grandmother.
 
Locutus
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so teeboney, if ya wanna repost it, check for https links, sort it out in 'preview post' first, otherwise, it's where it belongs right now.

merci
 
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