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Kate's father captured first official pictures of George

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.

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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 Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George. Credit: Michael Middleton/PA Wire
The Duchess of Cambridge cradles a sleeping Prince George. Credit: Michael Middleton/PA Wire

First official photograph of Prince George with his parents

Family portrait taken in the garden of the Middleton family home in Bucklebury Credit: Michael Middleton/PA Wire/Press Association Images

This is the first official family picture of Prince George with his parents and family dog Lupo. It was taken by Kate Middleston's father, Michael Middleton at his home in Bucklebury in Berkshire, earlier this month.

Michael Middleton follows a long line of photographers to have captured important images of members of the royal family.

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