The four snapshots show Kate Middleton and Prince William's first-born child enjoying a beautiful summer day in two too-cute outfits. During the shoot—taken earlier this month by British photographer Matt Porteous—George changes from a navy and beige striped sweater with a whale on its chest and khaki shorts (above), into a short-sleeved blue and white T-shirt and denim shorts:
At some point, the little prince loses his shoes and goes barefoot for a turn on a wooden swing, which features an engraving of his parents' names, "William & Catherine."
In another snap, George takes a snack break with the family dog, Lupo, while sitting out on a plaid blanket on the grass.
"The Duke and Duchess [of Cambridge] hope that people will enjoy seeing these new photographs," Kensington Palace said in a statement. "They would like to thank everyone for all the lovely messages they have received as Prince George celebrates his third birthday."
Happy birthday, Prince George!