LONDON--Palace officials released the first officials photos of the royal baby on Monday. The first official photos of little Prince George break from tradition in a big way.
PHOTOS: Prince George leaves the hospital
Michael Middleton, Kate’s father, according to Kensington Palace officials, took the two official portraits of Prince William, Duchess Kate and the young prince. The photos were taken in the garden of the Middletons' family home in Bucklebury. Baby George is asleep in the photos and is held by Kate, who wears a maroon dress.
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In the past, official royal baby pictures have been formal, staged affairs by professional photographers.
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Prince George Alexander Louis was born in July. The baby is third-in-line to the throne will be known as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.
After leaving the hospital, the couple introduced their son to his uncle, Prince Harry, and to great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, keen to see the baby before she starts her annual summer vacation in Scotland later this week.
Then they headed to see Kate's parents in their village near London -- pretty much like any regular family.