Last week we learned that Prince William and Kate Middleton were rumored to be releasing the first official photos of their newborn son Prince George Alexander Louis in a casual, relaxed manner … and yesterday, they did just that. The British royal family released a couple photos that were taken by Kate‘s father Michael Middleton that feature Prince Wills, Kate, Prince George the family’s pet pooch Lupo. As you can see below, the royals look just about as normal as can be … which is exactly the point, I suppose. Click below to see the newly released family photos of the Cambridges and see how much bigger (not really) little Prince George has grown in the past month.
On Monday, Prince William and wife Kate released two informal family photos at the place their month-old son spent the first weeks of his life – the Middleton family home in Bucklebury. The pictures were taken by Kate’s father, Michael, in the sunny garden of the Middleton family home in early August. And the royal couple – dressed casually, while the Prince of Cambridge snoozed in the same blanket he was originally introduced in – didn’t forget the fourth member of their household. Lupo, the cocker spaniel William and Kate adopted in early 2012, is featured in one of the shots, along with the Middleton’s retriever, Tilly. A Palace source tells PEOPLE William and Kate thought having a family member take the photos was the “best way to capture the couple in a relaxed manner.” More formal images of the Cambridges and other members of the royal and Middleton families will come at the christening, which is expected in the fall.
These are great photos … perfect, actually. I think they’re perfect because they’re not perfect at all. That the photos were snapped casually by Kate‘s father just is the icing on the cake. I guess I was kind of hoping that the royals might’ve released a family selfie that was snapped on a mobile phone with one arm out but I guess that would’ve been too casual. But the small family, including the dog, sitting in the shade of the Summer sun in this manner? Perfect. I love these photos, don’t you?