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New photo of Prince George released ahead of his second birthday

Kensington Palace has released a new photo of Prince George to mark his second birthday tomorrow.

The photo was taken by Mario Testino after the christening of Princess Charlotte earlier this month.

The photograph shows The Duke of Cambridge holding Prince George in the gardens at Sandringham House.

It was part of the series of official photographs taken by Mario Testino following Princess Charlotte's baptism on Sunday 5th July.

"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."

– Kensington Palace spokesman

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Kate to make first official solo trip abroad

The Duchess of Cambridge is set for her first official solo trip without Prince William.

The Duchess of Cambridge is set for her first official trip without her husband, Prince William. Credit: Asadour Guzelian/Daily Telegraph/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Kate will travel to Malta on September 20th and 21st to represent the Queen as the island celebrates 50 years since becoming an independent state.

Kensington Palace said more details about the trip would be announced in due course.

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