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Prince George is 'lively and determined young boy'

Prince George is a "lively, confident and very determined young boy", a photographer who has captured the key stages of his lives has said.

The Prince has been photographed by the Press Association's John Stillwell with his arms outstretched and walking confidently in an official picture released ahead of his first birthday on Tuesday.

"Prince George was very lively and very sure of himself and confident - a very determined young boy," Stillwell said.

"When you have children yourself you don't realise they grow up in such a short space of time, it's always other people saying how big they've grown.

"So having seen him soon after he was born and at his christening three months later, he's now gone from a baby at his christening to a toddler, that's the biggest change.

"And who does he look like? I'd have to say his dad, William."

First birthday photograph of Prince George released

The first official birthday photograph of Prince George has been released ahead of his first birthday on Tuesday.

Prince George will celebrate his first birthday with his proud parents on July 22.
Prince George will celebrate his first birthday with his proud parents on July 22. Credit: PA

With his arms outstretched and walking in his trademark dungarees, the future king looks every inch the confident toddler.

The adorable snap was taken when his proud parents visited the Sensational Butterflies outdoor exhibition at London's Natural History Museum.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expected to hold a birthday party for him at their Kensington Palace apartment with just close family and friends.

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Israeli official warns Hamas it must accept truce

A senior Israeli government official warned that Israel would strike Gaza harder if Hamas does not accept the Egyptian proposal for a ceasefire today.

Read: Israel approved Egyptian-proposed Gaza ceasfire

The official said the military would step up its campaign, which has claimed the lives of 192 Palestinians, in Gaza.

As you know, the Cabinet has accepted the Egyptian proposal. If Hamas rejects it, Israel will continue and intensify its operations and Hamas will find itself totally isolated, including in the Arab world, which supports the proposal.

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