How They Got That Picture
Standing in the garden while the royals perched on a second-floor window seat, British photographer Jason Bell (who shot the official portraits of George’s christening) captured a relaxed moment that was “one of the duke’s and duchess’s favorites” from one of several locations shot last month, a Palace source says. Planned as pre-tour publicity before the family (minus Lupo) arrives in New Zealand April 7 for three weeks Down Under, “it should inspire New Zealanders and Australians because there’s nothing smart about it,” a friend says. “It sums them up as a normal young family.”
Nothing says formal but friendly for a future king who just cut his first teeth like bespoke cashmere. George’s pale blue “George” sweater, made by Welsh knitwear company Corgi, was a specially commissioned gift from proud grandfather Prince Charles – at 65, no slouch himself when it comes to the art of dressing royally.
Prince’s Best Friend
Acquired as a puppy by the couple in early 2012 while living in Anglesey, Wales, the 2-year-old cocker spaniel has been protector, playmate and paparazzi magnet – garnering his own spoof Twitter account and scoring a spot on Tatler magazine’s most fascinating list. At the royal photo shoot, the way Lupo and Prince George interacted was a surprise, says a Palace source: “It was one of those wonderful coincidences. You don’t engineer for them to look at each other, but it just happened.”
Will and Kate followed a family tradition of letting the public glimpse just a bit of their private lives
Elizabeth and Prince Philip with (from left) Princess Anne, 2, and Prince Charles, 3.
ROYAL LODGE, WINDSOR
Elizabeth, 10, with her dog inside the “Wendy House,” a mini-cottage given to her and Princess Margaret by the Welsh.
Who Does He Look Like?
The wisps of blond hair, the pinchable, chubby cheeks, the traces of Queen Victoria: “He looks like William at that same age,” royal biographer Christopher Warwick says of the adorable princely physiognomy. But, counters Majesty editor Ingrid Seward, “he has got his mom Kate’s eyes.”