Queen Elizabeth II spoke about her precious great-grandson, royal baby, Prince George, in reflecting on the past year during her annual Christmas speech.
"Here at home, my own family it is a little larger this Christmas," the 87-year-old monarch said in a video message recorded at Buckingham Palace.
"As so many of you will know, the arrival of a baby gives everyone the chance to contemplate the future, with renewed happiness and hope," the Queen said.
"For the new parents, life will never be quite the same again."
The speech features never before seen footage of Prince George taken after his christening as four generations of royals posed for the official portraits.
The Queen said the christening was a "happy occasion."
For Prince William and Kate Middleton, life will never be the same indeed. In a good way. The new parents seem like naturals and happy as ever.