This little prince already knows how to mug for the camera.
With a sly grin and robust rosy cheeks, Prince George looks cheerful and self-assured — for a toddler — in pictures released Sunday.
His sleeveless sweater features Coldstream Guardsmen in bearskin hats and red tunics. The outfit was completed by black knee socks and shoes.
His fashion choice prompted the Sunday Times to call him, “Mummy’s Little Soldier Prince.” The Sunday Express chimed in with “Little Prince Charming.”
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have released the images of the third in line to the throne ahead of Christmas. The release is being seen as a “thank you” note of sorts to Britain’s vivacious media, which have so far allowed George to grow up largely free from intrusions.
Last week, Prince William revealed that his young son, like toddlers up and down the country, likes to play electronic games on an iPad.
Previous generations of royal babies would have been playing with building blocks, riding a rocking horse or perhaps driving a custom-made pedal car at the age of 16 months.
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The Duke chatted about his son’s play habits on a visit to the Empire State Building in New York, where he was presenting awards for innovation.
Ayah Bdeir, the chief executive of littleBits, showed him her company’s electronic snap-together modules that allow children to build electronic systems and circuits.
She said the Duke told her he loved the concept. “He told me that his son George has been playing iPad games and loves them, and that this was a good way to teach him the inner workings of electronics,” she said.