— -- Kensington Palace has shared a new photo of Prince George one day ahead of the young royal’s second birthday.
The photo shows a playful Prince George leaning towards the camera as he is held by his father, Prince William, in the garden at Sandringham House.
The photo was taken on the occasion of the July 5th christening of Prince George’s younger sister, Princess Charlotte, at St. Mary Magdalene Church on the Queen's Sandringham estate.
The photographer behind the lens of the new photo was Mario Testino, the world-renowned photographer whom Prince William and his wife, Princess Kate, chose as the christening’s official photographer.
Kensington Palace shared the new photo of Prince George on Twitter this morning, along with the caption, “Look who's turning two tomorrow! #HappyBirthdayPrinceGeorge.”
The palace had previously released five official photos from the christening, including another shot of just father and son, Prince William and Prince George, together in the garden.
The christening gave the public a look at Prince George as a toddler. The almost-birthday boy was spotted walking with his mom and dad into the christening and even stepping on his tippy-toes to peer into his sister’s stroller.
Prince William, Princess Kate, Prince George and Princess Charlotte have been spending most of their time since Charlotte’s birth at the family's country home, Anmer Hall, in Norfolk.
The family's press office would say only that they will be spending Prince George's birthday tomorrow privately.