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# Royal baby
Kate and William release first official pictures of Prince George
Breaking tradition, the new parents asked Kate’s father to take the images.

PRINCE WILLIAM AND wife Kate Middleton have released their first official family portraits.

Breaking tradition, typical of William and Kate, the pictures of newborn Prince George were taken by the Duchess’s father Michael Middleton instead of hiring a royal palace approved photographer for a photoshoot.

Captured in early August, the images show William and Kate sitting with their son in the garden of the Middleton family home in Bucklebury, Berkshire surrounded by Tilly the retriever, the Middleton’s family pet, and Lupo, the couple’s cocker spaniel.


The prince told CNN in an interview shown yesterday, that George is a “bit of a rascal” and admitted that fatherhood has changed him already.

In his first interview since the birth on July 22, the British prince said he and Catherine were enjoying their new role as parents, but admitted the new arrival was keeping them on their toes.

“He either reminds me of my brother or me when I was younger, I’m not sure, but he’s doing very well at the moment,” William said.

William, 31, who is second in line to the throne, admitted he does not get up in the night to tend to the baby as much as his wife and said she was doing a “fantastic job”.

(Both pictures: Michael Middleton/PA Wire)

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