A behind-the-scenes look at Prince George's first year

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Britain's Prince William, left, and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, center, along with son Prince George, stand atop of the stairs to say good bye as they board their flight in Canberra, Australia, Friday, April 25, 2014. The Duke and Duchess concluded their three week state visit by attending the Anzac Day dawn service and parade, laying a wreath and planting a Lone Pine tree before departing for London with son Prince George.(AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, holds Prince George as they say goodbye before they board their flight in Canberra, Australia, Friday, April 25, 2014. The Duke and Duchess concluded their three week state visit by attending the Anzac Day dawn service and parade, laying a wreath and planting a Lone Pine tree before departing for London with son Prince George.(AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, holds Prince George as they say goodbye before they board their flight in Canberra, Australia, Friday, April 25, 2014. The Duke and Duchess concluded their three week state visit by attending the Anzac Day dawn service and parade, laying a wreath and planting a Lone Pine tree before departing for London with son Prince George.(AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, chat during the Anzac Day parade at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, Australia, Friday, April 25, 2014. The Duke and Duchess attended the memorial as the last engagement of their three week state visit of New Zealand and Australia with their son Prince George.(AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
Kate the Duchess of Cambridge holds Prince George before boarding their flight home to London in Canberra, Australia, Friday, April 25, 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.(AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
Britain's Prince William and Kate the Duchess of Cambridge holding Prince George walk along the tarmac with Lady Cosgrove before they board their flight in Canberra, Australia, Friday, April 25, 2014. The Duke and Duchess concluded their three week state visit by attending the Anzac Day dawn service and parade, laying a wreath and planting a Lone Pine tree before departing for London with son Prince George.(AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
Britain's Prince William, left, and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, listen to an address by the Australian Governor General Peter Cosgrove at a reception at Government House in Canberra, Australia Thursday, April 24, 2014. William, Kate, and their son Prince George leave Canberra after Veterans' Day commemorations on Friday, ending a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand. (AP Photo/Stefan Postles, Pool)
Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge attend a demonstration at a skate park in Adelaide, Australia Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The royal couple, along with their son Prince George, are on a 10-day official visit to Australia. (AP Photo/David Mariuz)
Their Royal Highnesses Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, watch a wildlife show during a visit to Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia, Sunday, April 20, 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.(AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, and her husband Prince William watch as their son Prince George looks at an Australian animal called a Bilby, which has been named after the young prince, during a visit to Sydney's Taronga Zoo, Australia Sunday, April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/David Gray, Pool)
Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, and her husband Prince William give their son Prince George a stuffed toy of Australian animal called a Bilby, which has been named after the young prince, during a visit to Sydney's Taronga Zoo, Australia Sunday, April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/David Gray, Pool)
Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, watch their son Prince George looking at an Australian animal, called Bilby, which has been named after the young Prince, during a visit to Sydney's Taronga Zoo Sunday, April 20, 2014. The royal couple are on a 19-day official visit to New Zealand and Australia with their son George. (AP Photo/David Gray/Pool)
Britain's Prince William, left, and his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, attend a surf lifesaving demonstration with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott at Sydney's Manly Beach, Friday, April 18, 2014. The royal couple are undertaking a 19-day official visit to New Zealand and Australia with their son George. (AP Photo/Jason Reed, Pool)
Britain's Prince William holding his son Prince George and his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, arrive in Sydney Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The royal couple are on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, the first official trip overseas with their son, Prince George. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
His Royal Highnesses Prince William holds his son Prince George after he arrived in Sydney, Australia, Wednesday, April 16, 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.(AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
Their Royal Highnesses Prince William right, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince George walk down the stairs after they arrived in Sydney, Australia, Wednesday, April 16, 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.(AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
Britain's Prince William, left, and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, wave after their tour of the new visitors center at the Christchurch botanical gardens Monday, April 14, 2014, in Christchurch, New Zealand. The royal couple are on a three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia with their son, Prince George. (AP Photo/Anthony Phelps, Pool)
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By BRIAN BALTHAZAR

He's already been dubbed "His Royal Cuteness" and "Gorgeous George," but for most royal watchers, Prince George, or rather, "His Royal Highness Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge," is largely a mystery. Now, as he prepares to celebrate his first birthday on July 22nd, Vanity Fair is revealing a behind-the-scenes look back at the youngster's first year, and the sometimes rocky – and colicky- road for parents William and Kate.

Contributor Kate Nicholl uncovered that while the little Royal's few public appearances seemed to go off without a hitch, the early days were anything but easy on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who initially didn't want to hire a nanny.

Writes Nicholl, "The early weeks however, were testing. George was a hungry baby who cried often... After much thought and deliberation, they agreed they needed some help."

Help initially came in the form of 71-year-old Jessie Webb, William's own former nanny, who came out of retirement to offer help until they found a more permanent solution.

The couple was reluctant to use an agency, and Spanish-born Maria Teresa Turrion Borallo was recommended by a friend. With 20 years of child care under her belt and professional training at an exclusive institution, her credentials include experience in self-defense, high-speed driving, and dealing with paparazzi.

Even with the extra help, the new parents' demonstrated a commitment to spending as much time with the young Prince as possible, and despite a hectic calendar, wanted to make sure "very few evening engagements were scheduled, so that William and Kate could be home for George's bath and bedtime."

The report, which chronicles the-behind-the-scenes efforts to control the baby's exposure to photographers, (pictures of the prince remain in high demand) describes George as "a perfect combination of his mother and father... Kate's dark eyes and distinguished eyebrows and William's nose and smile." And while George is now on to solid foods, the article reveals that one of his go-to baby food staples were a Greek-style yoghurt with kale, strawberries and amaranth.

As for speculation about when Prince George will have a sibling, Nicholl reports that there are rumors among the couple's friends that they plan to try this summer.

The August issue of Vanity Fair will be available in New York and Los Angeles in print and digitally on July 10. The magazine will be on national newsstands and available in an audio edition July 15.

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