Prince George’s sixth birthday photos

New photographs of Prince George beaming in an England football shirt have been released to celebrate his sixth birthday.

The pictures, taken by the Duchess of Cambridge, show the future king laughing as he lies in the garden of their home in Kensington Palace – and grinning gleefully at the camera.

Another snap, taken during a family holiday, shows Prince George wearing a green polo shirt and striped shorts.

The Duke and Duchess have taken to releasing new pictures of their children on their birthdays every year, in what is quickly becoming a new Royal tradition.

Prince George is a fledgeling tennis player and has recently had a visit from Wimbledon runner-up Roger Federer who said “cute” Prince George had “good technique”.

He has recently finished his first year at Thomas’ Battersea School and will begin his next year in September – before heading to the middle school in 2020.

Princess Charlotte will join George at the private school in the autumn.