Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge, Glows In New Family Photo

Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge looks happy, relaxed, and content in a new family portrait in which she is holding her son, Prince George, and her husband Prince William cradles their dog Lupo while sitting at an open window in Kensington Palace.

As photos of the heir to the throne are few and far between, we haven’t taken a good look at the little royal for a few months and boy has he grown!

In the adorable snap, the Prince is wearing a light blue sweater with his name on it and he is intently looking at Lupo while Kate holds her son proudly. The Duchess of Cambridge is definitely a proud mom.

The photo, released on Saturday, is the first official family portrait since the one from the Christening, in October of 2013. Now baby George is eight-months-old and he looks happy, and definitely healthy. Look at those chubby cheeks.

Photographer Jason Bell captured the candid moment, as he did during the royal baby’s Christening — for which he was named official photographer — and snapped the historic portrait showing four generations of royals celebrating Kate Middleton’s baby’s special day.

The happy family is getting ready to embark on a tour of Australia and New Zealand next month. The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William recently hired a new nanny, who will be traveling with the family so that mom and dad can keep up with their duties, while the royal baby is not left behind.

As reported by The Inquisitr Catherine and William recently missed one of their son’s most important milestones when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge went on a vacation and baby George crawled for the first time while staying at her parent’s home in Bucklebury.

The upcoming trip to Australia and New Zealand, perhaps, could be a new opportunity to see Kate’s baby on his first official vacation, when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the region for three-weeks full of royal activities.

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