Kate Middleton and Prince William have done an admirable job of keeping little Prince George away from prying eyes since his christening, but it's finally here! A new royal family portrait is out! And it looks like the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have settled on a favorite photographer.
Jason Bell, the man who snapped the historic photos of the Prince George Louis Alexander with Queen Elizabeth and the rest of the family, was given the go-ahead to take a decidedly more informal portrait of the little prince with his mum, dad, and of course doggie Lupo! Are you ready to squeal with delight? Check this baby out (literally!):
Say it with me now ... awwww!
As a family portrait photographer, my favorite families to photograph are always those with parents who favor more natural shots, and it's clear Kate and Wills are that kind of couple. The way 8-month-old Prince George is checking out his doggie is so much more real than a photo of him staring solemnly at the camera.
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Not to mention it's nice to see that Lupo is still very much a part of the family -- despite all those rumors that the cocker spaniel had been kicked to the curb after the little man came along. It seems baby and pup DO get along after all! It looks like man's best friend is more BABY's best friend, doesn't it?
For now we have just this one shot of the family, but we did get a surprise extra photo awhile after the christening, so who knows ... maybe we'll get to see just George and Lupo playing? George and mum cuddling?
What do you think of the informal shot of the royal family?
Image via Jason Bell/Camera Press/Redux