Britain's Prince George turned six on Monday (Jul 22) with his parents releasing pictures of their grinning eldest son wearing an England soccer shirt to mark the occasion.
The birth of George, the third-in-line to the throne and the oldest of Prince William and wife Kate's three children, caused a media frenzy in 2013.
In two photos taken by his mother, the young royal was pictured in the garden of their home Kensington Palace in central London while in another he was shown on a family holiday.
His uncle and aunt, Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle, sent their best wishes on social media through their @SussexRoyal account. They commented on one of the new photos of the birthday boy on the Kensington Palace Instagram page: “Happy Birthday! Wishing you a very special day and lots of love!” They added a cake and red balloon emoji.
The England football team also left a comment on the photo, praising Prince George for his shirt. “Happy birthday, Prince George! Great choice of shirt." Kensington Palace responded with three lion emojis.
According to People magazine, Prince George is currently on summer vacation with his sister Princess Charlotte and is celebrating his big day with his family on the private Caribbean island of Mustique.
(Reporting by Michael Holden; editing by Guy Faulconbridge)