First Photos of Prince George Released

Kate's dad snapped them oh-so-casually

By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 19, 2013 9:09 PM CDT | Updated Aug 20, 2013 12:01 AM CDT

(Newser) – Prince George may be a "bit of a rascal" according to dear old dad, but he's nothing if not angelic in the first two photos of the wee babe and his parents to be released. Reuters befittingly describes them as "snapshots": The informal pictures were taken by Kate's dad, Michael, earlier this month while the new family of three was in the garden of her family home. George is sleeping and the photos are neither particularly close up nor of a "professional standard," likely "disappointing royal fans hoping to get a good look at Britain's newest royal heir," observes Reuters. Click for more from Wills' interview, in which he talks ... nappies.

This image taken by Michael Middleton, the Duchess's father, in early August 2013 and supplied by Kensington Palace, shows the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their son, Prince George.
This image taken by Michael Middleton, the Duchess's father, in early August 2013 and supplied by Kensington Palace, shows the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their son, Prince George.   (AP Photo/Michael Middleton/TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge)
This image taken by Michael Middleton, the Duchess's father, in early August 2013 and supplied by Kensington Palace, shows the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their son, Prince George.
This image taken by Michael Middleton, the Duchess's father, in early August 2013 and supplied by Kensington Palace, shows the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their son, Prince George.   (AP Photo/Michael Middleton/TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge)
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