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Future monarch Prince George, who celebrates his first birthday Tuesday, is seen looking at butterflies with fascination in two newly-released photos.

The youngest royal family member has his eyes set on the beautiful insect during an outing with his doting parents, Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Prince George, Butterfly

The images were shot at the Sensational Butterflies exhibit at London's Natural History Museum by John Stillwell of the UK's Press Association wire service.

He also took the photo released Saturday of Prince George walking (running, some might say, as much as a toddler can do so) in his Petit Bateau overalls.

"He was fascinated to see the them fly but a little scared when they got a bit close to him," Stillwell says of the prince's encounter with the Blue Morpho butterfly.

Stillwell says he kept his distance and used a long lens so William and Kate, both 32, could relax and enjoy the peace at the exhibit with their son."

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Your move, North West.

Just prior to his first birthday (this Tuesday!!!!), Prince George has inadvertently posed for a new official portrait… that depicts the Royal Toddler taking some of his first steps!

Parents William and Kate selected a butterfly exhibit at London's Natural History Museum as the location for this adorable photograph, released across the Internet in honor of their son's major milestone.

Are those overalls to die for or what?!?

Prince George Portrait

The image was snapped by John Stillwell, of the Press Association wire service in Great Britain.

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Prince George, a.k.a. the Royal Baby, a.k.a. HRH Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge, is about to turn one. And what a year it has been!

This future heir, possessed of "a voice to match any lion’s roar," according to his dad, Prince William, is not the type to sit quietly and rest on his laurels.

He's the kind of baby who pops balloons, has no fear of strangers or animals, and goes HARD at play dates, holding court and running the show.

His current hobbies of choice? These days, says his mom, Duchess Kate Middleton, "he's most interested in helicopters and anything with wheels."

It's only fitting for a little guy who's always on the go.

As he comes upon his first birthday July 22, the young boy who will be king has already notched several milestones: smiles, belly rolls, babbles and steps.

Check out the video above for a look at some of George's first year's most memorable moments, and scroll through his life in pictures after the jump!

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Is Kate Middleton pregnant again for real? That's the rumor going around, and British bookmakers are seeing heightened activity as a result!

Kate, William and Harry

Just as Prince George's birthday is approaching, and with old friend Jessica Hay "confirming" her second pregnancy, the rumor mill is working overtime.

Eager royal family fans are wondering when a little sister or brother may join the adorable royal baby in the palace nursery. Could it be within a year?

A British bookmaker is encouraging that speculation ... or was, until a firm called Coral halted all bets on the pregnancy of the Duke and Duchess Monday.

A series of bets were placed online Monday night on whether Kate Middleton is indeed expecting a second child right now, which makes you wonder.

As in, wonder what those people know ... and wonder who bets on celebrity gossip?!

"When bets come in at once late in the evening, it sets alarm bells off," Coral's Nicola McGeady said, noting that up until yesterday, "It's been quiet."

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As Prince George prepares to celebrate his first birthday, he and mother Kate Middleton are featured in Vanity Fair's August cover story by Katie Nicholl.

Needless to say, the royal family looks picture perfect.

Reporting on how the boy upended Prince William’s and Kate’s lives, Nicholl gives a behind-the-scenes look at George’s first year. Excerpts below ...

Kate Middleton, Prince George Vanity Fair Cover

On George's appetite: While George behaved well in his first few public appearances, he often cried loudly and frequently, and did not sleep through the night.

The baby prince, still breastfeeding, was permanently hungry ... only in the new year, when Kate introduced solids, did George finally sleep through the night.

On their new nanny: Spanish-born Maria Teresa Turrion Borallo spent a week bonding with George at Kate’s family home in March [with] the Middleton grandparents.

Meanwhile, Will and Kate jetted off to the Maldives for a second honeymoon. They caught flak for leaving him behind, but on another occasion, did not ...

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New dad Prince William enjoyed his first Father's Day yesterday, playing polo while wife Kate Middleton and their son, Prince George, cheered him on.

In a delightful family scene in the English countryside, 100 miles west of London, George enjoyed seeing the ponies and playing in the grass.

We enjoyed seeing him, along with his mom:

Kate and Son
Kate Middleton and Prince George cheer on dad Prince William at a Father's Day polo match.

As William, 31, took part in a charity match against a team that includes his brother, Prince Harry, George appeared to have little interest in the game.

He spent much of the time practicing walking, with Kate Middleton leading him around a tent set aside for players, and just charming all the onlookers.

At times, the Duchess held him in her arms but when the Prince, who turns 1 on July 22, got restless, she put him down to crawl on the lawn.

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When Kate Middleton takes Prince George on a playdate, the results are royally cute. We learned this key lesson today in Wellington, New Zealand.

The eight-month-old youngster joined parents Kate and William for his very first royal engagement inside the Blundell Room at Government House.

Photos of the future King of England’s playdate with local toddlers offered up a glimpse at the would-be monarch's personality ... and/or were just super cute:

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

While the future monarch crawled across the crowded room, proud father Prince William marveled: "He goes right up to the door and peers through."

The latest milestone from George? "He's teething!" Kate Middleton revealed.

Other playdate highlights? The royal baby grabbing a purple tambourine, throwing a blue plastic block and banging on a baby drum set with Isabella Tunstall.

"Isabella and George had a lot of fun on the drums," her dad Ryan said. "It was a pleasure sharing our beautiful baby with the duke and duchess."

"The whole thing was a wonderful highlight," he added.

Scroll through the gallery above for more scenes!

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Prince George, Kate Middleton and Prince William appear in a new family picture together for the first time since October, and it was worth the wait.

William released the latest family photograph, a charming and stunning snapshot of their 8-month-old baby boy with the family dog Lupo, on Saturday:

Prince George, Kate Middleton and Prince William Photo

The Duke, 31, and Duchess Kate Middleton, 32, are seen perched by a windowsill at their home, Apartment 1A at Kensington Palace, with their son.

Looking happy and flawless as always, Kate holds onto Prince George as he gazes at Lupo, who the heir to the throne has his arm wrapped around.

The royal baby, needless to say, is beyond adorable with his hair growing out and his blue-colored sweater with "George" written across the front of it.

Royals. They're just like us. Sort of.

They do seem quite approachable and down-to-earth as billionaires and future monarchs go. You get the impression you could be friends with the family.

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Royal mom Kate Middleton was recently photographed arriving on her first overseas trip with son Prince George on the West Indies island of Mustique.

The new parent, sans husband Prince William, carried the six-month-old heir to the British throne in front of her while deplaning on the tropical paradise.

Baby George looks even more adorable since his July 22 birth, while Kate Middleton, looking fit and slim post-baby, dressed in casual attire for the flight.

She wore a long-sleeve white and navy striped Ralph Lauren shirt, J brand skinny jeans and Mint Velvet shoes, for those who keep track of such things.

Looking like she has a handle on motherhood, and like the style icon she's come to be, the 32-year-old juggled little George while smiling at the media.

The vacation marks young George's first passport stamp since his birth, while William stayed behind for the University of Cambridge classes he's taking.

For a wee lad, the royal baby sure has had some memorable moments already. Take a look at some of THG's favorite Prince George photos to date:

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.

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Visiting the London headquarters of charity Only Connect with husband Prince William on Tuesday, Kate Middleton gushed about how big their son is getting.

Kate Middleton With Husband

During her two-hour visit to the facility, Kate Middleton chatted with ex-offender Aaron Russell-Andrews, 22, and his 20-month-old daughter, Teegan.

Russell-Andrews gave the new mom a personalized onesie to give to Prince George. The adorable outfit was a size 3-6 months, which she dubbed a "very good fit."

The royal baby, according to his mother, is "growing up so fast."

At one point in the exchange, Russell-Andrews' daughter apparently got a little jealous over the onesie. "Teegan tried to take back the babygro, she's very cheeky," he said.

Middleton sympathized, "They're very demanding at this age."

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