Credit: Splash News Photo: Prince George's First Birthday Portrait

We’ve already seen Prince George practice his big boy walking along the sidelines of one his dad’s polo matches and now the soon-to-be 1-year-old showed off his stuff for his official first birthday portrait, no Kate Middleton in sight to help him along!

The crown prince of our royal-loving hearts looks downright perfect in blue and white overalls, a navy polo, and tiny little shoes perfect for toddling his way around the palace grounds.

His arms thrown wide open, it’s like he’s all set to embrace the world as the someday King of England.

So how will Georgie Porgie celebrate his big birthday? With a tea party, of course! A royal family rep (side note: we want that job) tells Us Weekly the family is planning to mark the special day “privately with close family and friends at Kensington Palace.” Expect to see Grandma Liz (aka the Queen), Uncle Harry, and other such royal VIPs at George’s tea.


Can we expect them to bring along the kind of lavish gifts say North West and Blue Ivy Carter received for their first birthdays? Not so fast. Kate and Will are all about moderation, with the palace rep explaining the parents “don’t want to go overboard. He has been given so many gifts over the months and there’s only so much space to store them!”

Ah yes, space must really be a problem at Kensington Palace.  

Elisabeth Kramer is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Downton Abbey expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!