50 Photos of Prince George Looking Like a Very Mischievous Little Royal

Meredith Gordon | Nov 21, 2019 Celebrities
50 Photos of Prince George Looking Like a Very Mischievous Little Royal
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Prince George may be third in line to the British throne, as well as one of the most photographed children in the world, but he's also one of the most wonderfully mischievous little tykes around. It's true. We're not kidding! And we absolutely know this because little George never ever lets a few hundred cameras and a few million viewers get in the way of having a good time. Don't believe us? Well, we've rounded up photographic evidence. 

Don't let tiny Prince George's neatly combed side part and those smart short pants deceive you. The blond-haired, brown-eyed cutie is on a mission to have all the fun -- while he "works." 

He's curious, he's analytical, he's adventurous, and he's not easily impressed. George is certainly taking it all in on his own terms, letting nothing stand in his way. It's been amazing watching him grow and come into his own. Although some royals are known for being boring, stuffy, and uptight, Prince George is not that guy. Instead, he is well on his way to being the life of the party (move over, Prince Harry!). 

We're not sure there's ever been a tiny royal wonder quite like this one. Just look at that grin! We love seeing all these adorable photos of Prince George not taking his royal business too seriously. And just think, any of these pictures could be on a commemorative plate one day! 

  • No, This Way!

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    Prince George, Prince WIlliam, Kate Middleton
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    As the royal family walks into Princess Charlotte's christening, George is clearly more interested in what's over there. What is over there, George? Whatever it is, we're sure he was bummed his parents wouldn't let him go explore it. 

  • Princess Charlotte's First Day Of School 

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    Kate Middleton, Prince William, Princess Charlotte, Prince George
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    When the time came for Princess Charlotte's first day of school, George was there -- in fact, so were their mom and dad. It's crazy to see how grown up he looks already, and this photo was taken in 2019. He's getting so big!

  • Hey Mom, I Gotta Go!

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    Prince George, Kate Middleton
    James Whatling/Splash News

    While watching a polo match, George squatted down in a position every toddler's mother knows all too well. We can't imagine he was particularly easy to entertain there -- after all, George has always seemed to be a bit rambunctious. Then again, so are a lot of kids his age!

  • Hanging Out With Charlotte

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    Prince George, Princess Charlotte
    Samir Hussein/WireImage

    While at a charity polo game with their parents, George passed the time by playing in the grass with his little sister. It's good to see that Charlotte and George get along so well! Once Louis is older, they're going to make quite a crew.

  • Let's Moon the Crowd!

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    James Whatling/Splash News

    Even though George is watching a serious royal procession, he looks like he's getting ready to moon the crowd. His parents would be so proud! No matter what George is doing, we're pretty sure he's incapable of taking a boring photo. 

  • Pull My Finger!

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    James Whatling/Splash News

    Prince George doesn't let royal pomp and circumstance get in his way. He just sees an opportunity to get his grandpa to fall for the old "Pull my finger!" trick. Stand back, Charles, because it seems like George never lets an opportunity for a joke pass.

  • I'm Still Cuter

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    Tony Clark /Splash News

    George may look like the doting big brother as he visits Charlotte for the first time, but chances are he's already thinking of ways to get her to do his chores for him. That is, if future kings have any chores. And now, years later, he could pawn them off on Louis, too. 

  • There Once Was a Prince From Nantucket

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    Prince George
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    Prince George looks like he's ready to tell a seriously funny joke. He can barely hold it in as he sits for a photo shoot at Buckingham Palace. Even from his baby days, we knew that this little guy would always be full of personality, and we weren't wrong! 

  • Gimme That!

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    Splash News

    Prince George may be a royal, but at heart he's just like any other boy. He never met anything he wasn't dying to destroy, even when he was supposed to be taking sweet photos with his mom and dad at the time. At least the pic still turned out adorably! 

  • I Wanna Play

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    Splash News

    It's hard to keep an active toddler still, especially when he thinks he can play polo as well as his dad. Fortunately, it seems like Kate's up to the challenge. And after keeping up with George, Louis and Charlotte were probably a breeze! 

  • Sailing Away

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    Prince George
    Chris Jackson/Getty Images

    Prince George got all decked out in sailor gear while he watched his mom compete in the King's Cup regatta. How adorable is he, with his hat and missing teeth? Looks like he had a blast! Maybe he'll take after his mom and her sailing skills when he gets older? 

  • Hanging Around

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    James Whatling / Splash News

    Just because he gets to go to Australia doesn't mean George likes it. Most of us would love to do the kind of traveling he does, but toddlers aren't always down for it. Fortunately, it seems like Kate didn't mind one bit.

  • Royally Over It 

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    Prince George, Princess Charlotte
    Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

    One of the things we love most about Prince George is the fact that he wears his emotions on his face. And when he attended Trooping the Colour, he couldn't help but let the world know that he was bored, waiting for those planes to fly over. Can't blame him!

  • Honey Bunny Awaits

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    James Whatling/Splash News

    George is all ears wanting to play with this cute furry friend. Most toddlers are totally into animals (especially small, fluffy ones) at his age, and George is no exception just because he's royal. He had to be loving this!

  • Snack Time!

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    James Whatling/Splash News

    Prince George is either teething or hungry. Either way, he's ready to eat that toy. Just another piece of proof that even royal babies are just like every other baby -- trying to put literally everything into their mouths.

  • In the Holiday Spirit

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    Prince George
    Danny Martindale/WireImage

    George might be a royal, but photos like this remind us that he's just like any other kid. Snacking on a candy cane during an outing on Christmas Day? Yep, we've all been there. Good to see he loves the holidays! 

  • In His Own World

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    James Whatling/Splash News

    The Trouping the Colour may be kind of a big deal, but clearly George DGAF. In fact, he really hasn't seemed all that into this particular tradition no matter how old he gets. Seeing the planes is probably really cool, but waiting around is not a toddler's favorite activity.

  • One Moment, Please

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    James Whatling/Splash News

    Daddy is ready to go, but George appears to be caught up in the moment. He seems like the kind of guy who lives life on his own terms, and William is just going to have to get used to it. At least he's protecting his hearing in the process! 

  • Not Having It

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    James Whatling/Splash News

    Even royal kids reach a point where they've had it up to here with their mom. It looks like Kate's trying to diffuse the situation as best as she can, but sometimes, there's just no stopping a toddler tantrum once it starts. It's OK, Kate -- it happens to all of us! 

  • Not Impressed

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    James Whatling/Splash News

    They may have been on a royal tour of Canada, but George would rather be back home with his toys. We don't know what this conversation was about, but it definitely didn't involve anything George wanted to hear from his dad. Oh, boy. 

  • Watch Out, Mom!

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    Splash News

    Who else thinks George is about five seconds away from hitting Kate in the head with that balloon? It's a good thing she's always keeping her cool -- and a grin on her face. George might be trouble, but Kate seems to love her kiddo for exactly who he is. 

  • Cheeky Grin

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    Oh yeah. He's up to something, all right. When we think of George, this is the kind of photo we think of. This little guy has been all personality since day one, and it shows through perfectly in every picture he takes.

  • Acting a Fool at Aunt Pippa's Wedding

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    Prince George tried to horse around at Pippa Middleton's wedding -- but Kate was having none of it. This was her sister's wedding, so of course she wanted to make sure it went smoothly. And George is a kid, so of course, he just wanted to have fun.

  • Playing With a Slinky

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    Prince George, Kate Middleton, Princess Charlotte
    Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

    Candid photos like this of Kate and her kids are hard to come by, but they really show off their personalities. George is deep in thought, as always, even though he's just playing with a slinky. We wonder what he's thinking about?

  • Bubbles!

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    While the Duchess of Cambridge is the picture of poise and grace, Prince George is all about the bubbles. As he should be! It looks like he's really putting in the effort to make sure he can blow the perfect one. Such dedication. Way to go, George! 

  • Pop!

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    Splash News

    And of course after blowing bubbles, one needs to enjoy popping them. Truly, when blowing bubbles, this is the only natural next step. George is so adorable when he's happy and having fun (and basically doing anything, really).

  • Stand Still!

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    Even in the family's holiday card, the little prince couldn't stand still! It's not like most kids are great at posing for holiday cards, though, so this is fairly typical. At least it turned out pretty cute in the end, which is all we can ask for. 

  • First Day of School

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    Is George worried about heading to school on his first day? Clearly not. Dude has it in the bag. He's never struck us as a particularly shy kiddo, so it's no surprise this was NBD for him -- and we don't doubt that he had no trouble making friends.

  • Hold Hands

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    James Whatling/Splash News

    Notice how Prince George doesn't have one, but two, parents holding his hands. Hmmm... this makes us think that he's probably just as much of a troublemaker as we think he is. Will and Kate have to keep this one on a pretty short leash! 

  • Making Plans

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    Prince George
    Andrew Chin/Getty Images

    Maybe his parents are gripping his little hands so firmly because they're worried he'll make a break for it? It definitely looks like he's up to something. Then again, this is Prince George we're talking about. When is this guy not up to something? 

  • Having a Quick Chat

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    Kacper Pempel/Reuters/Splash News

    Before they greet the crowds, Prince William gives his son a quick talking-to. This seems like a pretty typical occurrence once George gets off a plane and is about to greet the public. Seems like William has this all down to a science at this point.

  • Not Having It

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    Retropix/Splash News

    When Prince George touches down in Germany, he's not in the mood for people. Who could blame him? Traveling is no fun, especially for a toddler who's cooped up in a plane and wants to play. Let him run around and blow off that steam, mom and dad! 

  • Say Cheese!

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    On his fourth birthday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released a new portrait of Prince George. He may look sweet, but there's no hiding that cheekiness. Not that we'd ever want him to. George is such a fun kid, and we always want to see that shine through.

  • REALLY Not Having It

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    Retropix/Splash News

    When Prince William asks him to say hello to people, George straight-up doesn't do it. Sorry, Dad. Not that we blame him -- being in those kinds of crowds of total strangers is probably so overwhelming to a little kid, especially one who hasn't grasped the nature of his royal duties just yet. 

  • Time for a Quick Snuggle

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    Even though he has a little naughty streak, George needs hugs, too. So adorable. He might live a different life than most of us will who don't happen to be royal, but seeing him in moments like this remind us that he's just like any other kid. 

  • Scoping the Scene

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    Before Prince George disembarks, he likes to do a little recon. We will never get over his different emotions in all the photos of him as he gets off planes. Seems like George is a man of many feelings when he's on the go!

  • Heaven on Earth ...

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    prince george
    Zak Hussein/Splash News

    ... is touring an Airbus training facility in Hamburg. Everyone just keep an eye on George, though! He looks so sweet and innocent here, but knowing this little guy, he must be plotting something. Kate has her work cut out for her with this one! 

  • 'Listen Up, Georgie'

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    Prince William tries to talk to his son, but George just puts his hand in his pocket and is like, "Yeah, OK, Dad. Whatever." Another day, another post-plane lecture from dad. William never lets George have any fun while they're traveling! 

  • Shock & Awe

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    Prince George
    Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

    We'd die to know what the heck George was thinking about during Trooping the Colour in 2018. Maybe he was just taking it all in? Either way, we're glad to see that he wasn't bored to tears through the whole thing, like he looked in some photos! 

  • Wedding Pro

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    Prince George
    YUI MOK/AFP/Getty Images

    Prince George has been in a fair number of weddings over the past couple of years -- we'd dare say he's a pro by now! Here he is at Princess Eugenie's wedding and we can't help but wonder what he just said. How adorable is this little giggle?!

  • Hello, Ladies

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    Prince George, Princess Charlotte
    Toby Melville/WPA Pool/Getty Images

    We have a feeling George isn't going to have a problem when it comes to interacting with the opposite sex some day. He's never seemed to have an issue making friends, but we've gotta chalk that up to his hilarious personality.

  • Manners Shmanners

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    Prince George
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    What we really want to know is how many sweets George had the morning of his cousin Eugenie's wedding. He was clearly on one that day. But hey, it's a wedding -- the guests are supposed to have fun! It doesn't have to all be so serious, as George is trying to prove.

  • Big Brother Again

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    Prince George, Princess Charlotte
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    George was clearly thrilled as dad Prince William led him and sister Charlotte to meet new baby brother Prince Louis. Hopefully, his feelings toward his little brother have changed since, because at this point, he did not look that into it. 

  • Birthday Grin

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    Happy birthday, Prince George! This photo was shared in honor of his fifth birthday. A lot has changed since then -- after all, he's 6 now -- but this will always remain one of our favorite photos taken of him.

  • Over It

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    Prince George
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    George was clearly ready for his dad's charity polo match to be over on this hot summer day. Not that we can blame him. Making royal appearances has to be a bit exhausting, and he was probably just ready to go home. 

  • Rare Shy Moment

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    Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George, Princess Charlotte
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    In a rare moment of shyness, Prince George appears to be hiding behind his dad at Uncle Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle. It doesn't happen often, but there were probably a lot of eyes on him that day. Can't blame him for that! 

  • Check Out Those Pants

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    Prince George
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    It's rare to see this little royal in anything other than shorts, which is apparently a royal tradition for young boys. But he got to wear long pants for the important role of page boy at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding. 

  • Here First

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    Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis
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    During Prince Louis' christening, George didn't look like he enjoyed all the extra attention the newest baby was getting. He was, after all, here first. We have a feeling once both boys are a bit older, they'll be the best of friends ... despite how George may have felt about him in this pic. 

  • Total Boy

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    In the Cambridge's 2018 holiday photo, George was one hundred percent little boy, and we love it. Every year, we love seeing the updates from this family, and this was the first time that Louis was included. Everyone looks so happy together! 

  • Game Face

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    Prince George
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    While he looks serious here, Prince George also looks like he's plotting something naughty. He really is the most mischievous boy! We've gotta admit that he's always had true style, though -- but that's all thanks to his fashionable mama. 

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