Prince George Celebrates His Fifth Birthday

A new official photo has been released of the adorable young prince.

Kensington Palace has released an official photo of Prince George on his fifth birthday.

The photograph, taken in the garden of Clarence House after the christening of his brother Louis earlier this month, shows George grinning widely at someone just off camera.

Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge was born in the private Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, on July 22 at 4.24pm.

The great-grandson of the Queen is third in line to the throne and the eldest child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The media and the public have taken to social media to wish the young royal a happy birthday.

The official photo was taken after the christening of prince Louis earlier this month. Image: Getty.

But according to reports, the future king won't be celebrating at home. It is believed the family is enjoying a summer holiday on the exclusive island of Mustique, in the Caribbean.