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.”

Windsor Windows

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.

JUNE 1936


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.”

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