Progress of a Prince: All the adorable photos of Prince George ahead of his fifth birthday

Prince William and Kate Middleton are reportedly going all out for Prince George's birthday on July 22


                            Progress of a Prince: All the adorable photos of Prince George ahead of his fifth birthday

Prince George is not the only one excited about his fifth birthday on July 22. While his parents Prince William and Kate Middleton are reportedly going all out for his birthday celebrations this year, it looks like Prince George has already received his first royal gift — a commemorative coin to mark the occasion.



According to a recent tweet by the Royal Mint, Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge is getting his own coin, which will be a £5 (about $6.50) commemorative coin, available to the public for purchase. The coin, which is also embossed with the year 2018, is part of a Royal Mint's annual set called The Progress of a Prince. 

Prince George sits for his official Christmas picture in a courtyard at Kensington Palace in late November of 2014 in London, England (Getty Images)
Prince George sits for his official Christmas picture in a courtyard at Kensington Palace in late November of 2014 in London, England (Getty Images)

The adorable prince made his first appearance on the steps of St Mary's Hospital's Lindo Wing on 22 July, 2013, in what would become the norm for the couple. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stayed in the hospital for 24 hours after the birth of their first son before making it back to their home in Kensington Palace.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, depart The Lindo Wing with their newborn son at St Mary's Hospital on July 23, 2013 in London (Getty Images)
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, depart The Lindo Wing with their newborn son at St Mary's Hospital on July 23, 2013 in London (Getty Images)

Prince George was christened at St James's Palace's Chapel Royal in Westminster in October 2013. The prince was wearing a hand-me-down gown which was a replica of a gown commissioned by Queen Victoria for the special purpose of royal christenings. George has seven sets of godparents, including Prince William's cousin Zara Tindall.

Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge arrive holding their son Prince George at Chapel Royal in St James's Palace, ahead of his christening (Getty Images)
Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge arrive holding their son Prince George at Chapel Royal in St James's Palace, ahead of his christening (Getty Images)

The royal toddler was then seen at 10 months old with his parents in Australia as the trio set off on their first Royal Tour as a family. "He's got quite a strong grasp, so we were worried about him seeing a bilby in Australia," Catherine laughed and said at the time.

Prince George of Cambridge receives a gift from the Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove at Admiralty House, on April 16, 2014 in Sydney, Australia (Photo by David Foote /Admiralty House via Getty Images)
Prince George of Cambridge receives a gift from the Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove at Admiralty House, on April 16, 2014 in Sydney, Australia (Photo by David Foote /Admiralty House via Getty Images)

Less than two years after Prince George, Princess Charlotte was born to the Duchess and, in a cute display of sibling love, Prince George took part in a photo shoot that showed him cradling his little sister in his arms and giving her a kiss.



To mark what was his third birthday, Kensington Palace released an adorable picture of Prince George playing with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's dog Ludo as he tried to feed it some ice-cream. "The Duke and Duchess hope that people will enjoy seeing these new photographs. They would like to thank everyone for all the lovely messages they have received as Prince George celebrates his third birthday," the official statement explained.



"I really enjoyed the opportunity to take these photographs of Prince George. It was a very relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere," Matt Porteous, the photographer, later explained. "I'm honored that they have decided to share these images with the public to mark his third birthday."



Not many three-year-olds are privileged enough to meet the POTUS but Prince George seemed to be in his element when he met US President  Barack Obama in a dressing gown. The Obamas gifted Prince George a toy horse.

President Barack Obama talks with the Prince William as Duchess of Cambridge plays with Prince George as First Lady Michelle Obama talks with Prince Henry at Kensington Palace on April 22, 2016 (Getty Images)
President Barack Obama talks with the Prince William as Duchess of Cambridge plays with Prince George as First Lady Michelle Obama talks with Prince Henry at Kensington Palace on April 22, 2016 (Getty Images)

Prince George looked adorable when he dressed up as a page boy at his aunt Pippa Middleton's wedding to James Matthews in 2017. From the looks of it, the cute toddler might just have stolen a little bit of his aunt's thunder at her own wedding with his adorably chubby cheeks.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speaks to Princess Charlotte and Prince George after the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews at St Mark's Church on May 20, 2017 (Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speaks to Princess Charlotte and Prince George after the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews at St Mark's Church on May 20, 2017 (Getty Images)

In 2017, Prince George took his first steps towards getting a proper school education and got enrolled in St Thomas's preparatory school in Battersea. The calm and collected Prince was seen walking hand-in-hand with his father William and his teacher.

Prince George of Cambridge arrives for his first day of school with his father Prince William at Thomas's Battersea on September 7, 2017 in London (Getty Images)
Prince George of Cambridge arrives for his first day of school with his father Prince William at Thomas's Battersea on September 7, 2017 in London (Getty Images)

Prince George's aunt Pippa Middleton has admitted: "It's wonderful. He's amazing. He's a very, very dear boy. And he's brought a lot of pleasure and fun for all of us, the whole family. He's very characterful. He's sort of brought us all together, and we love spending weekends with him. He's very funny."

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge look out from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Colour parade on June 17, 2017 (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge look out from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Colour parade on June 17, 2017 (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

The little one is also his great-grandmother the Queen's favorite. "She always leaves a little gift or something in their room when we go and stay and that just she shows her love for her family," Duchess Catherine revealed of The Queen.

Prince George of Cambridge talks to Queen Elizabeth II outside the Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham Estate for the Christening of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge on July 5, 2015  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Prince George of Cambridge talks to Queen Elizabeth II outside the Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham Estate for the Christening of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge on July 5, 2015  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Prince George also enjoys a very close relationship with his nanny Maria Borrallo and the two reportedly have a very precious bond between them. 

Prince George of Cambridge is held by his nanny Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo as he waves from the window of Buckingham Palace as he watches the Trooping The Colour ceremony on June 13, 2015 in London, England (Getty Images)
Prince George of Cambridge is held by his nanny Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo as he waves from the window of Buckingham Palace as he watches the Trooping The Colour ceremony on June 13, 2015 in London, England (Getty Images)

The year has been great for the little prince as he got a brand new baby brother. We're sure he loves having a little brother to goof around with.



The little one also dotes on his cousin sister Savannah. The affection was on display with all the funny facial expressions at this year's Trooping The Colour ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

Savannah Phillips and Prince George of Cambridge watch the flypast on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Colour on June 9, 2018 in London (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Savannah Phillips and Prince George of Cambridge watch the flypast on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Colour on June 9, 2018 in London (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

So, a very happy birthday to Prince George! Here's hoping that you keep the cute pictures coming.

 This photo dated Wednesday July 2, 2014, was taken to mark the first birthday of Prince George (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool /Getty Images)
 This photo dated Wednesday July 2, 2014, was taken to mark the first birthday of Prince George (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool /Getty Images)
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