Prince George celebrates his ninth birthday today, July 22nd. There were probably no personal congratulations from his great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, but official ones. On the monarch's Twitter account, who is already enjoying her summer break in Balmoral, Scotland, a cake emoji reads: "We wish Prince George a happy 9th birthday!" The palace also shared a photo from the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June this year. The Queen, dressed in green, smiles proudly while Prince George looks at her admiringly next to her.
New portrait of Prince George
George also received Twitter congratulations from his grandfather, Prince Charles. The new portrait of the birthday child can be seen on the account of the heir to the throne. George's parents, Prince William and Duchess Kate, had previously made this public.
New birthday photo shows him in private
"George turns 9!" they wrote alongside the photo, which amateur photographer Kate took herself. The young royal, who is third in line to the British throne, is pictured on a family beach holiday, grinning kindly for the camera. The future heir to the throne not only looks very similar to his father Prince William because of his light blue polo shirt.