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Prince George photograph released to mark 2nd birthday

Prince George and his father, Prince William Image copyright Mario Testino/PA

An official picture of Prince George has been released to mark his second birthday.

The picture, taken by fashion photographer Mario Testino, shows the toddler smiling in the arms of his father, Prince William.

George's birthday is on Wednesday 22 July and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are likely to have a party for their son at their Norfolk home.

The picture was taken after Princess Charlotte's christening on 5 July.

'Special day'

It was taken in the gardens at Sandringham House, on the Queen's Norfolk estate, and was part of the series of official photographs taken by Testino following the princess's christening.

A Kensington Palace spokeswoman said: "This photograph captures a very happy moment on what was a special day for the duke and duchess and their family.

"They are very pleased to share this picture as they celebrate Prince George's second birthday."

It is thought the duke and duchess will celebrate George's birthday privately at Anmer Hall, their Norfolk home, as William is still settling into his new job as an East Anglian Air Ambulance helicopter pilot.

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Image caption Prince George was photographed peering into Princess Charlotte's pram after his sister's christening at the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham