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In pictures: Prince George's first year

George appears fascinated by a young butterfly on his father's hand. Credit: PA

Prince George, who celebrates his first birthday today, has had an eventful year, travelling with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge both around the UK and abroad, capturing headlines around the world.

All eyes were on the front door of the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital, London, on July 22, 2013 as the world awaited its first glimpse of the newest addition to the royal family.

HRH Prince George Louis Alexander of Cambridge was born at 4.24pm on July 22, weighing 8lbs 6oz.

The first public glimpse of Prince George came as William and Kate left St Mary's Hospital following his birth on July 22, 2013. Credit: PA

A month later, the first official photos of George were released showing the royal baby cradled in his mother's arms at her family home in Bucklebury.

The family were seen again relaxing in the Middletons' home of Bucklebury in a photo taken by George's grandfather Michael Middleton in August 2013 Credit: Michael Middleton

In October, Prince George was christened in a small and private service at the Chapel Royal at St James's Palace, wearing a replica of the intricate lace and satin gown made for Queen Victoria's eldest daughter in 1841.

A family portrait capturing the connection between mother and child was also released at the time of his christening in October 2013 Credit: Jason Bell/Camera Press

A series of official pictures were released after the ceremony, taken by renowed celebrity portait photographer Jason Bell in the Morning Room at Clarence House.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their three-month-old son Prince George in October 2013 Credit: Jason Bell/Camera Press

It was several months later in March 2014, when a touching photo was released showing Prince George with his parents, and their pet dog Lupo.

The image was unveiled ahead of their tour to New Zealand and Australia in April.

The photograph shows the Cambridges casually dressed as they lean on the sill of an open window at their Kensington Palace apartment in March 2014 Credit: Jason Bell/Camera Press

Baby George's first crawl-about was during his royal tour to Australia and New Zealand. George was described as boisterous and lively, waving his arms and kicking his legs in excitement when he spotted the other babies - all a similar age to the Prince - with their toys.

Prince George plays with toys on the floor of the playgroup in April 2014 Credit: MARTY MELVILLE/AAP/Press Association Images

Prince George had the added excitement of opening a bilby enclosure named in his honour in Sydney. He came face-to-face with koalas at Sydney Zoo, and was even gifted with a stuffed toy version of a bilby.

Prince George clasps a toy Bilby during his visit to Taronga Zoo in Australia in April 2014 Credit: PA

George was pictured two months later at a polo match, sharing his parents' interests in horses. The future king was seen beginning to walk around on his own two feet, under the watchful gaze of his mother.

Prince George appears to be interested in the horses in June 2014 Credit: PA

And as George turns one, the royal couple were photographed with their son during a visit to the Sensational Butterflies outdoor exhibition at London's Natural History Museum, of which Kate is a patron.

The Duke and Duchess and their son are transfixed by something above their heads and all three stare at the object, possibly a butterfly.

George appears fascinated by a young butterfly on his father's hand pictured a year later on July 2014 Credit: PA

The Cambridges will mark the occasion at Kensington Palace with close family and friends and are expected to hold a birthday party.

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