Snapshot: Prince George’s First Year in Photos

Celebrating your child’s first birthday is a big deal for any couple. And when your lil’ one is third in line to the British throne, well, the world is just as excited. George Alexander Louis, Prince George of Cambridge, will be celebrating his first birthday this coming week on Tuesday, July 22. The proud parents, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Catherine Middleton, have been quite generous in sharing family moments with the public, and Prince George is growing into a typical toddler becoming aware of his surroundings.

Here are some highlights from his first year:

Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge hold the Prince of Cambridge, Tuesday July 23, 2013, as they pose for photographers outside St. Mary's Hospital exclusive Lindo Wing in London where the Duchess gave birth on Monday July 22. The boy, who is third in line to the British throne, has since been named George Alexander Louis by his parents and will be known as Prince George of Cambridge. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William, take their son home the day after his actual birthday, Monday, July 22.  (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

The family gets together with their family dog Lupo. (Jason Bell/Rex Features/AP)

Prince George seems to have made a lifelong friend with the family dog Lupo. (Jason Bell/Rex Features/AP)

Prince George's first birthday. File photo dated 20/04/14 of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge looking at a Bilby called George at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia. Prince George first birthday is on July 22. Issue date: Sunday July 13, 2014. See PA story ROYAL George Tour. Photo credit should read: Chris Jackson/PA Wire URN:20383137

The family makes an outing to the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia, where Prince George meets a Bilby, who is also named George. (Chris Jackson/PA)

Prince George's first birthday. File photo dated 09/04/2014 of Prince George playing with toys as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George visit Plunket, a child welfare group at Government House, Wellington, during their official tour to New Zealand. Prince George first birthday is July 22. Issue date: Sunday July 13, 2014. See PA story ROYAL George Trendsetter. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire URN:20383144

Prince George is seen playing with toys as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit with a welfare group at Government House, Wellington, during their official tour to New Zealand. (Anthony Devlin/PA)

Royal visit to Australia and NZ - Highlights. File photo dated 09/04/2014 of the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George visiting Plunket, a child welfare group at Government House, Wellington, during their official tour to New Zealand. Issue date: Friday April 25, 2014. See PA story ROYAL Tour George. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire URN:19653361

The Duchess of Cambridge introduces Prince George to a new friend during their visit to Government House. He’s not too sure on the blue bear. (Anthony Devlin/PA)

Prince George's first birthday. File photo dated 09/04/14 of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George whose first birthday is on July 22. Issue date: Sunday July 13, 2014. See PA story ROYAL George. Photo credit should read: PA Wire URN:20383130

Prince George seems more keen on getting a cuddle from his mum rather than the cuddly bear. (PA Wire)

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George Jerudong Trophy polo match, Cirencester Polo Club, Gloucestershire, Britain - 15 Jun 2014  (Rex Features via AP Images)

Prince George is seen taking early steps at the Cirencester Polo Club in Gloucestershire, England. (Rex Features via AP Images)

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George Jerudong Trophy polo match, Cirencester Polo Club, Gloucestershire, Britain - 15 Jun 2014  (Rex Features via AP Images)

And, he’s off! (Rex Features)

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Prince William Jerudong Trophy polo match, Cirencester Polo Club, Gloucestershire, Britain - 15 Jun 2014  (Rex Features via AP Images)

Prince William takes a break from the match for an impromptu family portrait. (Rex Features via AP Images)

Prince George's first birthday. File photo dated 23/10/13 of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their son Prince George on his Christening day. Prince George first birthday is on July 22. Issue date: Sunday July 13, 2014. See PA story ROYAL George. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire URN:20383116

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge present Prince George on his Christening day. (John Stillwell/PA Wire)

Prince George's first birthday. File photo dated 25/04/14 of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George depart Canberra during their tour of Australia. Prince George first birthday is on July 22. Issue date: Sunday July 13, 2014. See PA story ROYAL George. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire URN:20383138

Prince George is well traveled for an almost one-year-old. ((Anthony Devlin/PA Wire)

Prince George's first birthday. File photo dated 12/04/2014 of the Duke of Cambridge and Duchess of Cambridge being presented with an Avanti mini bike for Prince George on a visit to the Avanti Drome in Hamilton, New Zealand. Prince George first birthday is on July 22. Issue date: Sunday July 13, 2014. See PA story ROYAL George Presents. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire URN:20383150

The Duke of Cambridge and Duchess of Cambridge are presented with an Avanti mini bike for Prince George on a visit to the Avanti Drome in Hamilton, New Zealand. His first present! (Anthony Devlin/PA)

And there’s, of course, this:

All together now: awwwwwww!

Happy Birthday Prince George!! Any ideas for a first birthday gift? 

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