This is a detail that has not gone unnoticed. Thursday, July 22, Prince George celebrates his 8th birthday, celebrated on Instagram with an unpublished photo, taken by his mother Kate Middleton. Passionate about photography, the Duchess of Cambridge makes it a point of honor every year to immortalize her children for portraits unveiled for their birthdays. The opportunity for her to master every detail, and sometimes to slip moving tributes, as is the case in the new photo of Prince George.
Taken during a family trip to Norfolk in early July, this photo indeed contains a beautiful tribute to Prince Philip, who died last April at the age of 99. As The Mirror spotted, the little boy is sitting on a car, modeled after none other than a Land Rover Defender. A vehicle very appreciated by the husband of Elizabeth II, to the point that he had asked his wife that his coffin be transported by a similar model, fitted out for this purpose. And a small touching wink as Kate Middleton has the secret, while Prince George him, displays an adorable smile and a small resemblance to his father Prince William.
What changes for Prince George?
Faced with criticism of their son during the Euro 2020 final at Wembley, Kate Middleton and Prince William had initially hinted that they would not post a photo for his birthday, so as not to exposing him once again to a round of mockery. “We might not see [Prince George’s] photo when he’s eight, because they’ve been so upset by the rudeness of people making fun of a seven-year-old boy,” a royal expert said. . Before finally changing his mind so as not to break traditions, especially since these 8 years are an age that could be synonymous with big changes for Prince George, whose parents are considering sending him to boarding school.
Prince George © Instagram