The first official photos of Prince William, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and their new infant, Prince George of Cambridge, have been released.
In the pictures, the baby – who is third in line to the British throne – is pictured with his parents, Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge.
The pictures were taken by Michael Middleton, Kate’s father, in the garden of their family home in Bucklebury, Berkshire.
The pictures, which were taken earlier this month, show the royal couple, Prince George and their black cocker spaniel, Lupo.
Another dog, Tilly, a golden retriever belonging to the Middleton family, also appears in the picture and can be seen lying down behind them.
The photographs were released by Kensington Palace.
On Monday Prince William, during his first interview since becoming a father, told CNN: “He’s a little bit of a rascal, I’ll put it that way”.
“He either reminds me of my brother or me when I was younger, I’m not sure – but he’s doing very well at the moment.”
BBC royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell said the new family look “unselfconscious, relaxed and happy – much like most couples might look with their first-born baby”.
He added: “Of course they’re aware of what’s expected of them. There will be staff – a nanny – to help in due course, but for the moment it’s all rather informal and many might think, refreshing.”
Renowned photographer Terry O’Neill said he thought the pictures were “absolutely charming”.
“It reminded me when I first started photography for myself – I just went for the light, and it was really interesting lighting. As a matter of fact when I heard about these pictures, I thought ‘Who have they got to do these pictures’ – and the thought crossed my mind they might have asked the Queen because she’s quite a good photographer – I thought that would be one up to the paparazzi.”