Michael Middleton follows a long line of photographers to have captured important images of members of the royal family.
Little is known about how much experience the British Airways flight dispatcher-turned-businessman has behind the lens, but as the first official photographs to be taken of the future king, the pictures are sure to have their place in history.
The intimate family portraits were taken in the garden of the Middleton family home in Bucklebury, Berkshire, earlier this month and for Mr Middleton, they are not only of a future monarch but of his first grandchild.
Martin Keene, head of pictures at the Press Association, said the photographs were impressive. "Any photographer would have been pleased to have taken them," he said.
The first official photographs of Prince George have been released. Lying peacefully in the arms of the Duchess of Cambridge, the newborn, who is third in line to the throne, seems to be sleeping in the pictures.
The intimate pictures were taken by Kate's father Michael Middleton in a shady spot of the garden of the family home in Bucklebury, Berkshire, earlier this month.
The first official photos of Prince George with his parents have been released showing the family at Kate's family home in Bucklebury.Read the full story ›
It seems George is becoming a popular name for aristocratic babies. After the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth earlier this week, the makers of ITV hit show Downton Abbey - filmed at Highclere Castle in Hampshire - have revealed Lady Mary Crawley's son is also called George.
But is seems Downton producers were first to pick the name as filming started months ago. The fictional baby George was apparently named after King George V.
The little prince has a name! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced that he will be called George Alexander Louis.
The baby will be known as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge
The little prince has got a name! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced that he will be called George Alexander Louis.
First pictures of the vehicles carrying the Royal baby and his parents arriving in Bucklebury.
WIlliam and Kate, along with the new arrival, leave Kensington Palace on their way to the Middleton family home in Bucklebury.