PRINCE George has grown into a bouncing, bright-eyed cocker spaniel, new pictures have revealed.
Buckingham Palace has released new official photographs showing the glossy-coated heir to the throne ahead of his parents’ tour of Australia and New Zealand.
Observers noted the young princes healthy teeth and well-defined leg muscles, though like his grandfather Prince Charles, he does occasionally suffer from fleas.
Public affection for Prince George has been overwhelming since he was whelped last July.
A palace spokesman said: George’s senses of hearing and smell have already developed far beyond what you might expect for a lad of his age.”
George, who is set to be the nations first canine monarch since King Edward the Naughty, was also pictured inspecting the bones of King Richard III before running off with them into some bushes.