New Photos: Prince George Plays with Butterflies (and It's Simply Adorable)

Prince George at London's Natural History Museum
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Looks like Prince George has made a new friend just in time for his first birthday!

The final two images in a three-part photo series to mark the little prince's big day were released last night, and they're just as adorable as we expected. The pics show the now one-year-old during a visit to the Sensational Butterflies exhibit at London's National History Museum on July 2 with his parents Kate Middleton (in a green silk dress by Suzannah) and Prince William. The Duke and Duchess released a statement along with the photos to thank all of the well-wishers for their support over the last year. "We would like to take this opportunity on George's first birthday to thank everyone over the last year, wherever we have met them, both at home and overseas, for their warm and generous good wishes to George and our family," the Duke and Duchess said.

Prince George touches butterfly with Kate Middleton and Prince William
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The adorable family outing is sure to be just one of many, and we can't wait to follow along and see how our favorite little royal grows up. Happy First Birthday, Prince George!

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