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Happy birthday Prince George: The Royal Baby turns 2!

Can you believe he's two already? We take a look back at our favourite photos, new and old.
By Robyn Shanks, Heather MacMullin
Happy birthday Prince George: The Royal Baby turns 2!

Jul 21, 2015; Sandringham, UK; Prince George birthday. Terms of release, which must be included and passed-on to anyone to whom this image is supplied: USE AFTER 22/10/2015 must be cleared by Art Partner. This photograph is for editorial use only. NO commercial use. NO use in calendars, books or supplements. Use on a cover, or for any other purpose will require approval from Art Partner and the Kensington Palace Press Office. There is no charge for the supply, release or publication of this official photograph. This photograph must not be digitally enhanced, manipulated or modified and must be used substantially uncropped. Picture must be credited: copyright Martio Testino /Art Partner..Prince George, who celebrates his second birthday on Tuesday, with his father, the Duke of Cambridge. The photograph was taken in the gardens at Sandringham House and was part of the series of official photographs taken by Mario Testino following Princess Charlotte's baptism on Sunday 5th July. Picture date: Sunday July 5, 2015. See PA story ROYAL George. Photo credit should read: Mario Testino/PA Wire URN:23620761. (Credit Image: © PA Wire/PA Photos/KEYSTONE Press)

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Happy Birthday!

The little prince celebrates his second birthday today, and he's all smiles in this official photo (taken July 5, following his baby sister's baptism), released yesterday by Kensington Palace.
Click ahead to see how he's changed, as we look back over the last two years.

Happy birthday Prince George: The Royal Baby turns 2!Photo, Mario Testino. (PA Wire/PA Photos/KEYSTONE Press)

Peek-a-boo

Prince George peeks into Princess Charlotte's pram, pushed by the Duchess of Cambridge, as they leave her baptism in Sandringham, Norfolk.

Happy birthday Prince George: The Royal Baby turns 2!Photo, Chris Jackson. (PA Wire/PA Photos/KEYSTONE Press)
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Inaugural appearance on the royal balcony

Wearing the same outfit his father did at the 1984 birthday ceremony, Prince George's adorable antics light up the crowd at Buckingham Palace for his grandmother's birthday June 13th.

Happy birthday Prince George: The Royal Baby turns 2! (Photo, Patrick van Katwijk/ZUMAPRESS.com/Keystone Press.)

Prince George is a big brother

The prince cuddles up to his new baby sister, Princess Charlotte, at Anmer Hall in Norfolk. 

Happy birthday Prince George: The Royal Baby turns 2!(Photo, Duchess of Cambridge/PA Wire/PA Photos/KEYSTONE Press.)

Christmas at Kensington

The little royal shows off his sunny disposition as he sits atop the stairs of Kensington Palace's courtyard in one of three official Christmas photos released late last year. 

Happy birthday Prince George: The Royal Baby turns 2!(Photo, TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge/National Pictures/KEYSTONE Press.)
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Crawling already!

Catherine and Prince George watch Dad and uncle Harry play in the Jerudong Trophy charity polo match at Cirencester Park Polo Club on June 15, 2014.

Kate Middleton and Prince GeorgePhoto, Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images.

Jet-setting

As part of their three-week trip to Australia and New Zealand, Kate and George depart Australia from Defence Establishment Fairbairn on April 25, 2014 in Canberra.

Kate Middleton and Prince GeorgePhoto, Samir Hussein/WireImage.

The Duke and Duchess tour Australia and New Zealand

Prince George of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive in New Zealand at Wellington Airport on April 7, 2014. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, the first official trip overseas with their son, Prince George of Cambridge. 

The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Tour Australia And New Zealand - Day 1Photo, Danny Martindale/WireImage.
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Day 1

The Royal couple will visit more than a dozen cities throughout New Zealand and Australia including Christchurch and Auckland.

Happy birthday Prince George: The Royal Baby turns 2!Photo, Danny Martindale/WireImage.

Safe and sound

Kate Middleton carries son Prince George of Cambridge at his christening by the Archbishop of Canterbury in London, England.

Kate Middleton Prince George_ChristeningPhoto by John Stillwell - WPA Pool /Getty Images.

Prince George's christening

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (wearing Alexander McQueen), arrive with their son Prince George of Cambridge at Chapel Royal in St James's Palace in central London, ahead of the christening of the three month-old prince.

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince GeorgePhoto John Stillwell/AFP/Getty Images.
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Picture perfect

In this image provided by Kensington Palace, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge pose for a photograph with their son, Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge, surrounded by Lupo, the couple's cocker spaniel, and Tilly the retriever (a Middleton family pet) in the garden of the Middleton family home in August 2013 in Bucklebury, Berkshire. 

Happy birthday Prince George: The Royal Baby turns 2!Photo, Michael Middleton/WPA Pool/Getty Images.

Their new life

The proud parents look comfortable and happy with their new life at home with baby George.

Happy birthday Prince George: The Royal Baby turns 2!Photo, Michael Middleton/WPA Pool/Getty Images.

The new parents step out for the first time

The Duke and Duchess leave the Lindo Wing with their newborn son.

The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Leave The Lindo Wing With Their Newborn SonPhoto, Dave J Hogan/Getty Images.
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Kate the great

The glowing mom steps out with her new son.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, depart The Lindo Wing with their newborn son at St Mary's Hospital on July 23, 2013 in London, EnglandPhoto, Scott Heavey/Getty Images.

A new Royal is born!

A close up shot of the new, as of yet named, Prince of Cambridge.

A close up of the royal baby, Prince of CambridgePhoto, Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images.

The excited new grandparents

Carole Middleton and Michael Middleton arrive at the Lindo Wing to visit the Duchess Of Cambridge and her newborn son at St Mary's Hospital on July 23.

Carole and Michael MiddletonPhoto, Dave J Hogan/Getty Images.
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The excited new grandparents

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall arrive at The Lindo Wing before visiting Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge and her newborn son at St Mary's Hospital.

Happy birthday Prince George: The Royal Baby turns 2!Photo, Dave J Hogan/Getty Images.

Safety first

Prince William and Kate Middleton leave St. Mary's hospital with their safely-secured new son. The baby is third in line to the throne and becomes the Prince of Cambridge.

Prince William and Kate Middleton leave St. Mary's hospital. The baby, as yet unnamed, is third in line to the throne and becomes the Prince of Cambridge.Photo, Oli Scarff/Getty Images.

Safe and sound

The Duchess of Cambridge with her new son, weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces, with Prince William at her side.

The Duchess of Cambridge with her new sonPhoto, Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images.
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Easy does it

Kate Middleton carefully passes her hubby, Prince William, their new son to hold in front of St. Mary's hospital in London.

Kate Middleton passes her hubby, Prince William, their new son to hold in front of St. Mary's hospital in London.Photo, Chris Jackson/Getty Images.

The proud parents

Kate Middleton and Prince William stand outside St. Mary's hospital looking fresh-faced...we don't know how they do it!

Kate Middleton and Prince William stand outside St. Mary's hospital with their new son, the Prince of Cambridge.Photo Oli Scarff/Getty Images.

Heading home

Taking domestic life into their own hands, Prince William and Kate Middleton leave St. Mary's hospital with their newborn son safely sitting in the back seat of their black SUV.

Prince William and Kate Middleton leave St. Mary's hospital with their newborn son safely sitting in the back seat of their SUV.Photo, Chris Jackson/Getty Images.

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