See your favorite little prince in action

By Diana Pearl
Updated July 22, 2016 11:00 AM
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Three years ago, on July 22, 2013, Prince George came into the world, ending the (first) #GreatKateWait, and bringing with him the much-loved Cambridge cheeks, lots of father-son matching and a lesson in wearing knee socks for all occasions.

A good Prince George photo is great (really great), but a good George GIF? Even better. And in his three years, Will and Kate‘s firstborn has proved that he’s a GIF pro.

Really, the great George GIF game started early on – way early. During his first official appearance on the steps of the Lindo Wing (just a day after his birth, to be precise!), George was the portrait of bundled-up newborn sweetness.

But it was on his first official playdate, in New Zealand in April 2014, that George really hit his stride.

From mimicking mom

to tossing stuffed presents.

It seemed that every movement George made was entirely GIF-able.

As this little heir to the throne has grown, his GIF-ability has only increased.

It’s not every 3-year-old who has a wave like this one

Even his toddler strut (hand-in-hand with dad, of course) is GIF-errfic.

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He doesn’t have to do much to be GIF-worthy. http://katemiddletons.com/post/147099426703

And in his third year, he’s only gotten more GIF-ready – after all, he’s perfected his royal wave. http://theroyalsandi.tumblr.com/post/145903183308/the-duke-of-cambridge-and-prince-george-of

He showed off his thumbs up at his first official engagement in the U.K. http://middletonroyalty.tumblr.com/post/147104412491/prince-george-being-adorable-during-his-visit-to

We haven’t seen as much of Princess Charlotte (although the glimpses we’ve gotten have been way too cute).

And we have no doubt that she’s well on her way to matching her brother in GIF-ability. http://princeh3nry.tumblr.com/post/146041667861/prince-georges-reluctance-to-leave-the-balcony

Keep doing your GIF-fy thing, Prince George.

And a very happy birthday to you!