The 22nd of July marks the third birthday of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's first-born child – the third in line to succeed his paternal great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II – Prince George of Cambridge.

Since his first appearance in mother Kate Middleton's arms outside The Lindo Wing, with a delighted Prince William waving to the crowds, the nation has watched his mischievous personality develop – picking up kids' style tips from the sartorially-adept toddler. He certainly has an enviable collection of classic sweaters and shorts.

Unlike everyday children, Prince George was born to the sound of a 41-gun salute from soldiers hoisted on horses, and he has experienced more privileges than most of his subjects will do in their lifetime.

From roaming granny's 775-room palace to being exempt from the Freedom of Information act and wearing the likes of Fina Ejerique to Prince William's coveted hand-me-downs by Rachel Riley – George is no average three-year-old.

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Prince George is the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's first-born child Matt Porteous/ Kensington Palace

Not only that, he was acknowledged as a world influencer at the ripe old age of two, being included in Tatler's league table of People Who Really Matter. He came in at number 10.

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Prince George is celebrating his third birthday Matt Porteous/Kensington Palace

Now, George – born Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, and weighing 8lbs 6oz – resides in Anmer Hall. Gifted to Kate and Wills by the Queen as a wedding gift, the 18<sup>th century mansion isn't a shabby place to grow up in.

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, depart The Lindo Wing with their newborn son at St Mary's Hospital on July 23, 2013 in London Chris Jackson/Getty Images

His parents have reportedly spent several million pounds refurbishing the remote Georgian ten-bedroom country property in Norfolk – which also features a swimming pool and a private tennis court for George to practise his sporting skills early.

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Prince George sits for his official Christmas picture in a courtyard at Kensington Palace in late November of 2014 in London, England The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge/PA Wire via Getty Images

And along with having more professional photographs of himself than the average Joe – royal photographer Matt Porteous took glorious snaps of him at Anmer Hall to mark his third birthday – he has also had his face on a specially-minted commemorative £5 coin.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge carries her son Prince George Of Cambridge after his christening at the Chapel Royal in St James's Palace on October 23, 2013 in London John Stillwell - WPA/Getty Images

It was brought out in his honour and is now valued anywhere between £13 and £50,000. In April of this year, Royal Mail released a new stamp with an image of Prince George standing on foam blocks in the White Drawing Room at Buckingham Palace with his family. It's George-mania!

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge holds Prince George as he points to a butterfly on Prince William, Duke of Cambridge's hand as they visit the Sensational Butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum on July 2, 2014 in London John Stillwell - WPA/Getty Images

For his second birthday, little George didn't receive a plastic kitchen set or a pair of rollerblades like most children – the Duke and Duchess gave him an £18,000 cottage on wheels in an opulent Victorian-style – situated on the edge of the Prince of Wales' wildflower meadow at Highgrove. That would no doubt go for a couple of grand a month if it was a London property to rent...

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Prince George of Cambridge looks at his sister Princess Charlotte of Cambridge in her pram as he leaves the Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham Estate for the Christening of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge on July 5, 2015 in King's Lynn, England Chris Jackson/Getty Images

So with his already-secure and happy upbringing, it is no doubt Prince George is developing a confident and cheeky personality – except he really doesn't like the sound of airplanes. He is already a budding tennis player, according to his mother, and he's become a bit of a style icon – making it onto GQ's 50 Best Dressed Men in Britain.

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(L-R) Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte, Prince George, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince Harry, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh stand on the balcony during the Trooping the Colour, this year marking the Queen's 90th birthday at The Mall on June 11 in London Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images

He has worn several outfits of Prince William's when he was young and is a fan of the button-down shirt and cardigan combo – very suave. He's keeping it casual in Porteous' recent shots at his Norfolk home, which features his black Labrador Lupo, wearing stripy T-shirts and Rachel Riley shorts – and that all-too familiar grin.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, with their children, Princess Charlotte and Prince George, enjoy a short private skiing break on March 3 in the French Alps, France John Stillwell - WPA/Getty Images