July 22 is Prince George's birthday, and this year he has the very important job of turning three. It's serious business, and the young royal went about it with typical British stoicism, with a lot of cute mixed in.

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Prince George is the son of Prince William and his wife Kate (nee Middleton). The prince has one sibling, his one-year-old sister Princess Charlotte.

The official Twitter account for Kensington Palace shared new pictures taken by Matt Porteous of the young prince, sporting short pants and stripes.

No word on how old the black spaniel is, or its official title in the British monarchy. It must be pretty high up, though, to be allowed to share ice cream with the prince. Or it's just tasting the toddler's food, to make sure it's not poisoned. That's a thing important famous people have, right?

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