Happy 1st Birthday, Prince George!

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It's hard to believe that a year has gone by so quickly, but the Royal Baby himself, His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge, turns one today.

Kids. They grow up so fast.

Prince George and Parents
Prince George, now one year old, is fascinated by butterflies in this adorable new photo released by the royal family. Parents Kate and William look on proudly.

In typical British royal family fashion, the young one commemorated his first birthday by posing for an official family portrait, and it was just the best.

Not only did it show Prince George walking, he looked precious as ever in overalls, surely making mom, dad, grandpa and great grandma proud.

Young George will spend his big day at the Balmoral Castle in Scotland with his parents and relatives such as Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth II.

The little Prince also enjoyed a birthday party with a Peter Rabbit (the beloved English children's books) theme at Kate Middleton’s parents house on Saturday.

Sounds like a weekend fit for a king ... or any one-year-old, really.

In many respects, William and Kate humbly conduct themselves like an ordinary young family, with the goal of giving George as "normal" a life as possible.

Sure, their summer estate belongs to one of the longest-reigning monarchs in the history of Europe and sits on 50,000 acres, but still ... they're down to earth!

Scroll through photos from George's first year above and from one of his recent play date outings below and send best wishes to the birthday boy!

Kate Middleton and Prince George Playdate
Kate Middleton and Prince George on a play date in New Zealand, April 2014. Looking cute as ever!

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