The Queen has shared a sweet message wishing her great-grandson Prince George a happy birthday.
The young prince turns eight today and an adorable new photo of him taken by his mum the Duchess of Cambridge has been released.
The Royal Family Instagram account shared the new picture along with balloons and the message: “Wishing Prince George a very happy birthday today.”
The new photo, which was released last night, shows George beaming as he sits on top of his parents’ Land Rover Defender.
Including the famous vehicle in the image will be seen as a poignant tribute to the Queen’s late husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, who had a passion for engineering.
Philip, who died in April, regularly drove Land Rovers and at his funeral his coffin was carried by a specially adapted Defender, which he helped design.
The snap was taken earlier this month during a family break to Norfolk and shows George dressed in a gorgeous polo-style striped top and shorts.
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