From Lindo Wing birth to first day at school – the many moments of Prince George ahead of 10th birthday

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 23: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge leave The Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital with their newborn son at St Mary's Hospital on July 23, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

With Prince George celebrating his 10th birthday, we celebrate the past decade in pictures, covering the joyous, and sad times, along the way.

From his birth in London’s Lindo Wing maternity hospital to stealing the show with his much-memed facial expressions at the Platinum Jubilee – and to the deep sadness of The Queen’s passing in September last year, join us for a look back over the young prince’s first decade.

Prince George’s many many moments captured on camera over the past ten years…

The Fresh Prince

Prince George weighed 8lb 6oz at birth

Dress to impress

The press were camped outside the Lindo Wing at London’s St Mary’s Hospital for the emergence of Wills, Kate and their new baby son, George Alexander Louis Mountbatten-Windsor on July 23, 2013.

He weighed 8lb 6oz and had Daddy’s hair – or lack thereof.

File photo dated 23/10/13 of the Duke of Cambridge holding his son Prince George, at Chapel Royal in St James's Palace, ahead of the christening of the then three month-old Prince by the Archbishop of Canterbury. ... 17-07-2016 ... Photo by: John Stillwell/PA Wire.URN:28098091George’s frilly dress is a replica of the christening gown worn by every royal baby since Queen Victoria’s daughter in 1841

Baby George got the customary head-dunking in an intimate christening at the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace on October 23, 2013.

The frilly dress is actually a replica of the christening gown worn by every royal baby since Queen Victoria’s daughter in 1841.

Has nappy, will travel

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Shutterstock (3686800e)..Prince William, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George arriving at the Military Terminal at Wellington Airport on a Royal New Zealand Air Force aircraft..Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge visit Wellington, New Zealand - 07 Apr 2014George was only 8 months old when he went on his first royal tour

The future King George VII was only eight months old when he went on his first royal tour to Australia and New Zealand in April 2014.

He came home with a plane-load of stuffed toys in the shape of koalas and kangaroos — and a whole army of newly infatuated fans.

George-droppingly good

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Debuting what would become his signature style of shorts, knee socks and a patterned jumper, George was only 16 months old here in December 2014, but very much a style icon.

And with his side parting and chubby cheeks, he was looking very regal already.

Sister Act

Free for editorial use only, no merchandising or book use..Mandatory Credit: Photo by Shutterstock (4826556c)..Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George..Royal Portrait of Princess Charlotte and Prince George, Norfolk, Britain - May 2015.. handout photo released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge of Prince George and Princess Charlotte. The photograph was taken by the Duchess in mid-May at Anmer Hall in Norfolk.George was introduced to his sister Charlotte in May 2015

George showing off his baby sister, Princess Charlotte, in May 2015 was all kinds of sweet.

No doubt he taught her the basics of being a royal baby — look cute, wear knickerbockers and give the people a wave occasionally.

Tip-toeing the line

KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - JULY 05: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge stand as Prince George of Cambridge looks into Princess Charlotte of Cambridge's pram as they leave the Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham Estate after the Christening of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge on July 5, 2015 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Matt Dunham - WPA Pool/Getty Images)George couldn’t help but check up on Charlotte at her 2015 christening

George couldn’t resist checking up on his little sister Charlotte at her 2015 christening at Sandringham.

He had to stand on his tiptoes to get a proper look into her Silver Cross, which has been the Royal Family’s pram of choice for a century. 

A great Great-Grandpa

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After the death of Prince Philip in April 2021, William released this snap of George and the Duke of Edinburgh taken in 2015.

“I will never take for granted the special memories my children will always have of their great-grandpa coming to collect them in his carriage,” said William.

Bubble vision

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Shutterstock (6047583e)..Prince George plays with bubbles at a children's party for military families during the Royal Tour of Canada...The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Canada - 29 Sep 2016..Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte are visiting Canada as part of an eight day visit to the country taking in areas such as Bella Bella, Whitehorse and KelownaWhen greeting other youngsters at a party in Canada, George asked that they ‘play bubbles’ with him

Like most young kids, George couldn’t resist dancing among the bubbles at a party in Canada in September 2016.

When greeting other youngsters, he asked that they “play bubbles” with him.

William later revealed George was becoming a little Billy Elliot, saying: “He is doing dancing as well, he loves it. And my mother always used to dance, she loved dancing.”

First day

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 file photo, Britain's Prince William, left, holds Prince George's hand as he arrives for his first day of school at Thomas's school in Battersea, London. An alleged supporter of the Islamic State group accused of encouraging attacks on 4-year-old Prince George has changed his plea from innocent to guilty. The decision brought his trial in London to a dramatic halt on Thursday, May 31, 2018. (Richard Pohle/Pool Photo via AP, File)The future monarch started school in September 2017

Like any kid, George was nervous starting school in September 2017.

Just two years later, it was Charlotte feeling the nerves on her first day there.

Bath time… then Obama

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 22:   In this handout provided by The White House, President Barack Obama, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and First Lady Michelle Obama talks with Prince George at Kensington Palace on April 22, 2016 in London, England. The President and his wife are currently on a brief visit to the UK where they attended lunch with HM Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle and later dinner with Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at Kensington Palace. Mr Obama visited 10 Downing Street this afternoon and held a joint press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron where he stated his case for the UK to remain inside the European Union. (Photo by Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images)The Prince met US President Barack Obama in 2016

A two-year-old George showed who the real boss was when, in April 2016, he stayed up past his bedtime to meet Barack and Michelle Obama, suitably attired in a dressing gown and slippers.

Obama might have been the US President at the time, but it’s pretty clear who rules the palace.

Language of love

VICTORIA, BC - SEPTEMBER 29: Prince George of Cambridge with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge at a children's party for Military families during the Royal Tour of Canada on September 29, 2016 in Victoria, Canada. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte are visiting Canada as part of an eight day visit to the country taking in areas such as Bella Bella, Whitehorse and Kelowna (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)William and Kate have prided themselves on being affectionate and hands-on parents

Wills and George shared a cuddle on a royal tour of Canada in September 2016.

Unlike previous generations of royals, William and Kate have prided themselves on being affectionate and hands-on parents, regularly seen hugging their children.

Letting their heir down

GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 10: Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge during the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at Beaufort Park on June 10, 2018 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)George and Charlotte were spotted frolicking together at a polo match in Gloucester in 2018

George and Charlotte were spotted frolicking in the grass at a polo match in Gloucester on June 10, 2018.

Kate has spoken about how important she thinks it is for kids to spend time outdoors, and her and William apparently enforce a strict no-gadget rule at home.  

From prince to page boy

File photo dated 12/10/18 of bridesmaids and page boys, including Prince George and Princess Charlotte, waving as they leave after the royal wedding of Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday December 27, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Children. Photo credit should read: Toby Melville/PA WireGeorge was a page boy at Princess Eugenie’s 2018 wedding

George was a page boy at Princess Eugenie’s wedding to Jack Brooksbank on October 12, 2018.

Meanwhile, sister Charlotte was a bridesmaid, alongside Robbie Williams’ daughter Theodora (bottom right).

Talk about a star-studded bridal party!

Star bakers

TIMES GRAB // Taken from Twitter of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with the caption " Baking cakes for the local community in Cardiff to enjoy at a Platinum Jubilee street party taking place today! " - URL: https://twitter.com/KensingtonRoyal/status/1533359456376987649George showed off his cooking skills when baking sweet treats for 2022’s Platinum Jubilee

Taking after his mum Kate, who is an avid baker, George showed off his cooking skills with sister Charlotte as they made cakes at home.

The sweet treats were for a street party in Cardiff to celebrate the 2022 Platinum Jubilee.

Royal walkabout

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While the world reeled from the revelations in Harry and Meghan’s Netflix documentary, in December 2022 the newly-titled Prince and Princess of Wales released this sunny, smiley Christmas card, showing the family on a walk in Norfolk from earlier in the year.

Prince George looks every inch a king-in-waiting, sweetly holding the hands of his sister and dad.

True blue

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 23: In this screengrab, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince Louis of Cambridge clap for NHS carers as part of the BBC Children In Need and Comic Relief 'Big Night In at London on April 23, 2020 in London, England.The 'Big Night In' brings the nation an evening of unforgettable entertainment in a way we've never seen before. Raising money for and paying tribute to those on the front line fighting Covid-19 and all the unsung heroes supporting their communities. (Photo by Comic Relief/BBC Children in Need/Comic Relief via Getty Images)In the height of the pandemic, George and the then-Cambridge’s paid tribute to the NHS

In April 2020, mid-pandemic, the then-Cambridges paid tribute to the NHS by dressing in blue and joining the nation in the weekly “clap for carers” tribute.

William also appeared in a sketch for Comic Relief, where he said homeschooling had been: “A bit of a nightmare.”

One relates!

Platinum prince

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 05: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge attend the Platinum Pageant on The Mall on June 5, 2022 in London, England. The Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II is being celebrated from June 2 to June 5, 2022, in the UK and Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II on 6 February 1952. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)George thoroughly enjoyed the four-day celebrations for the Platinum Jubilee

Although Prince Louis may have stolen the show with his much-memed facial expressions at the Platinum Jubilee in June 2022, George thoroughly enjoyed the four-day celebrations.

Apparently, he went crazy for Craig David’s blue sequin outfit.

Who knew he was a fan of UK garage?

In the swing of it

This June 2020 photo provided by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shows William, the Duke of Cambridge; Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis in Norfolk, England, released on Saturday, June 20, 2020 to commemorate William’s birthday and Father's Day. He turns 38 on Sunday. (Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge via AP)George posed with his dad and siblings in June 2020 on a swing given as a wedding gift

George posed with his dad and siblings in June 2020 on a swing reportedly given to Wills and Kate by his dad as a wedding gift.

George also took to the swing solo for his third-birthday pictures.

Part of the Firm

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In April 2023, the family released this snap in memory of the Queen, featuring some of her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren at Balmoral Palace.

A grinning George looks to be a very proud member of the family. 

Saddest of times

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: (L-R) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Camilla, Queen Consort, Prince George of Wales, Catherine, Princess of Wales, Princess Charlotte of Wales and Sophie, Countess of Wessex during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and ascended the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)A sombre-looking George attended the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in September 2022

A sombre-looking George and Charlotte attended the State Funeral of their great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022.

As the eldest, he proved to be a calm, mature influence on his younger siblings on what was no doubt a day that will stay with him forever.

Tongues out

© Licensed to London News Pictures. 01/01/2023. London, UK. Princess Charlotte watches Prince Louis and Prince George stick their tongues out as they make their way to Buckingham Palace from Horse Guards Parade after the Trooping the Colour ceremony in central London. Photo credit: London News PicturesPrince George and Louis showed off their mischievous side as the pair stuck out their tongues at Trooping the Colour in June 2023

Prince George showed off his mischievous side with little brother Louis as the pair stuck out their tongues at Trooping the Colour last month.

Sister Charlotte looked decidedly unimpressed.

Son and heir

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To mark Father’s Day, this cute-as family snap from the Windsor Estate was released last month.

Despite being second-in-line, William wants his eldest to have a normal childhood.

“There’ll be a time for George to understand how he fits [into the world], but now it’s about keeping a stable environment around him and showing as much love as I can,” he said. Aww. 

Fit for a King

The Prince of Wales and Prince George watch from the box during day four of the second Ashes test match at Lord's, London. Picture date: Saturday July 1, 2023. PA Photo. See PA Story CRICKET England. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No commercial use without prior written consent of the ECB. Still image use only. No moving images to emulate broadcast. No removing or obscuring of sponsor logos.George was spotted with his father at the Ashes earlier this month

He may have a bit of a wait ahead of him, but George’s head is clearly ready for a crown.

The sports fan looked like he was wearing one while watching the Ashes cricket match with his dad at Lord’s in London earlier this month – in reality, it was just the design printed on the back of his seat! 

Coronation street

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 06: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Page of Honour Ralph Tollemache, Prince George of Wales (in his role as Page of Honour), Page of Honour Lord Oliver Cholmondeley and Page of Honour Nicholas Barclay watch an RAF flypast from the balcony of Buckingham Palace following the Coronation of King Charles III & Queen Camilla at Westminster Abbey on May 6, 2023 in London, England. The Coronation of Charles III and his wife, Camilla, as King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the other Commonwealth realms takes place at Westminster Abbey today. Charles acceded to the throne on 8 September 2022, upon the death of his mother, Elizabeth II. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)George was Page of Honour at King Charles’ Coronation on May 6

George was Page of Honour at King Charles’ Coronation on May 6, 2023 — the first time in modern royal history a future monarch was officially involved in the service.

Apparently, he convinced his grandad to change the rules so he didn’t have to wear white breeches.

Imagine the mocking at school.