Queen Elizabeth II Reflects on Prince George, Royal Year That Was in Christmas Address

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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.

In the clip, the Duchess is seated on a couch, bouncing her little boy on her lap. She also gently removes the little prince's tiny hand from his mouth.

The Duke of Cambridge also holds his son while posing for a photograph with the Queen. Kate can be heard sweetly telling him "Good boy!" from the side.

George, that is. This Prince George christening portrait marked a historic moment as it was the first photograph of the Queen, and the next three kings.

Speaking of the future ruler of the UK, Prince George enjoyed a memorable and "lovely" Christmas with his family at Sandringham, north of London.

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