Duke, Duchess of Cambridge releasing personal photos of Prince George?

Published Monday, Aug 12 2013, 15:46 BST  |  By  |  1 comment
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have already proven themselves willing to break with royal tradition so perhaps it's no surprise they could consider releasing their own pictures of little Prince George rather than hiring a professional photographer.

According to The Mirror, Prince William and Kate would like to release pictures of the baby taken by themselves and Kate's family rather than hire someone for an official photoshoot.

"Kate has a great eye for pictures and wants the first official ones of George to be natural and in a relaxed environment," claimed a source, who added the pictures could be released via Twitter as early as next week.

Prince William and Kate Middleton leave St Mary's Hospital in London with Royal baby, Prince George - 23 July 2013


Kate leaving St. Mary's Hospital with Prince George and husband Prince William on 23 July 2013.

A source added to People: "The whole point of these photos is that as many people have access to them who need to and we will find the easiest way of doing that."

The world has already had a glimpse at George – when Kate left the hospital with him on 23 July – but traditionally new royal parents also release official portraits.

Kate has remained holed up with George at her parents' home in Berkshire since leaving the St. Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London last month.

The new family spent a night at Kensington Palace in London following George's birth but then travelled to Bucklebury to spend time with George in the privacy of Kate's parents' estate.

While Kate has stayed away from the public eye since the birth, Prince William has been seen out and about, including at a charity polo match in Ascot on 3 August where he said he needed to pick up nappies on the way home.

Prince William and Prince Harry compete in a charity polo match at Ascot, Berkshire.
3 Aug 2013

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Prince William and Prince Harry competing at a charity polo match in Ascot on 3 August 2013.

Prince George – whose full name is His Royal Highness Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge – has already met most of his immediate family members.

He was visited in hospital by Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, and Kate's parents Carole and Michael Middleton. He met Prince Harry, the Queen and Kate's sister Pippa the following day at Kensington Palace.

It's believed George will meet his great-grandfather Prince Phillip in the coming week. The Queen's husband has been recovering following exploratory abdominal surgery in June but today made his first public appearance in two months, handing out medals at the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

He'll travel to Balmoral to meet up with the Queen this week and it's thought the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will introduce him to baby George there.

Prince George's first photocall - pictures:
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