Kensington Palace has released two latest photos of Prince George along with his parents Prince William and Kate Middleton. The photos were taken my Kate's father Michael Middleton. (Photo: The British Monarchy Heir/Facebook)
Kensington Palace has released two latest photos of Prince George along with his parents Prince William and Kate Middleton. The photos were taken by Kate\'s father Michael Middleton. (Photo: The British Monarchy Heir/Facebook)

Kensington Palace has released two new photos of Prince George along with his parents Prince William and Kate Middleton - though they are not the much-anticipated official portraits of the young prince.

The photos, taken by Kate's father Michael in the garden of the Middleton family home, show George cradled in his mother's arms while Prince William stands alongside.

In one of the photos, the royal trio is joined by a retriever named Tilly, a Middleton family pet, the Express reported.

"As far as we're concerned, they're a couple of gentle, informal family photographs," a senior royal aide was quoted as saying by the newspaper. "It was always something we wanted to do for the UK newspapers. The reason it was done like this was just because we thought it would be a little bit more relaxed."

While the young prince appears to be sleeping in both the pictures, Kate Middleton looks strikingly radiant in a fuchsia dress by Seraphine. The 31-year-old looks refreshingly beautiful, basking in the glow of early motherhood.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were reportedly planning to make their own photograph with Prince George as his official portrait, breaking from the royal tradition of formal photo-shoots of new-borns. According to the royal aide, more formal photographs will be released around the christening of the royal baby later in the year.

Prince George will turn one month old on 22 August. He and his mother have spent the majority of time since the birth at the Middleton estate in Bucklebury, Berkshire, offering seclusion from the press.

It is now reported that the young royal family has moved to North Wales, where Prince William has resumed his duty as a rescue helicopter pilot in Anglesey, an island which has provided William and Kate's "first home together."

Here's the other latest family photo of George, William and Kate.

Tilly, the pet of Middleton family, joins the young royal family photo released by Kensington Palace. (Photo: The British Monarchy Heir/Facebook)
Tilly, the pet of Middleton family, joins the young royal family photo released by Kensington Palace. (Photo: The British Monarchy Heir/Facebook)