The difference between Prince George and Princess Charlotte's birthday portraits

Prince George turned five years old on July 22nd!

And as with most special occasions, Kensington Palace shared an adorable portrait of the Prince to mark the milestone. The sweet picture shows a grinning Prince George taken by photographer Matt Porteous, who also photographed Prince Louis' christening.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share a new photograph of Prince George to mark his fifth birthday – thank you everyone for your lovely messages 🎈 📷 @mattporteous

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The Duke and Duchess are delighted to share a new official portrait of Prince George to mark His Royal Highness's fourth birthday tomorrow 🎈The photograph was taken at Kensington Palace at the end of June by Chris Jackson. The Duke and Duchess are very pleased to share this lovely picture as they celebrate Prince George's fourth birthday, and would like to thank everyone for all of the kind messages they have received.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to share four new photographs of Prince George to mark his third birthday. They were taken by photographer Matt Porteous at their home in Norfolk in mid-July. A spokesman for Kensington Palace said: "The Duke and Duchess hope that people will enjoy seeing these new photographs. They would like to thank everyone for all the lovely messages they have received as Prince George celebrates his third birthday."

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Look who's turning two tomorrow! #HappyBirthdayPrinceGeorge

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‪The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share two photographs of Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, taken by The Duchess at Kensington Palace.‬ This image was taken on 2nd May, on Princess Charlotte’s third Birthday.‬ ‪The Duke and Duchess would like to thank members of the public for their kind messages following the birth of Prince Louis, and for Princess Charlotte’s third birthday.‬

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to share a new photograph of Princess Charlotte to mark her second birthday tomorrow. 🎈 The photograph was taken in April by The Duchess at their home in Norfolk. The Duke and Duchess are very pleased to share this photograph as they celebrate Princess Charlotte's second birthday. Their Royal Highnesses would like to thank everyone for all of the lovely messages they have received, and hope that everyone enjoys this photograph of Princess Charlotte as much as they do.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to share new photographs of Princess Charlotte. 📷 copyright of HRH The Duchess of Cambridge.

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As reported by Good Housekeeping, Prince George's birthday portraits differ from Princess Charlotte's in one very particular way -- his portraits are typically taken by a professional photographer like Porteous, Mario Testino, and Chris Jackson, while his sister's portraits are usually snapped by mom Duchess Kate.

Whether that is due to that fact that Prince George is the future king of England or perhaps it can just be chalked up to good timing, we can't wait to see more portraits of the royal family. Click through the gallery above for all of the adorable birthday portraits. 

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Prince George holds his father Britain's Prince William's hand as he arrives on his first day of school at Thomas's school in Battersea, London, September 7, 2017. REUTERS/Richard Pohle/Pool
Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, his wife Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive at Tegel airport in Berlin, Germany, July 19, 2017. REUTERS/Kay Nietfeld/POOL

George hams it up for the cameras.

October 2016

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Prince George onboard a plane after leaving the Royal Tour of Canada.

October 2016

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Prince George at Warsaw's Chopin Airport with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte at the start of their five-day tour of Poland and Germany.
Members of the royal family, including Prince Charles, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge holding Princess Charlotte, Prince George, Prince William, Queen Elizabeth, and Prince Philip stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony on Horseguards Parade in central London, Britain June 11, 2016. Trooping the Colour is a ceremony to honour Queen Elizabeth's official birthday. The Queen celebrates her 90th birthday this year. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Prince George wears ear defenders against the roar of aircraft during a visit to the Royal international air tattoo at RAF Fairford, Britain July 8, 2016. REUTERS/Richard Pohle/Pool
Britain's Prince George blows bubbles during a children's party at Government House in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, September 29, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
Prince George reacts to bubbles being blown by his father the Duke of Cambridge during a children's party at Government House in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada September 29, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Hayward/Pool

George is like "... uhhh come ON Mom and Dad!"

October 2016

Photo: Mark Large/Daily Mail/PA Wire

George adorably waves to the cameras as he and his family leave Canada following their royal tour.

October 2016

Photo: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Prince William with his son Prince George at a children's party for Military families in Victoria, Canada.

October 2016

Photo: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

Prince George plays with bubbles at a children's party for Military families in Canada.

October 2016

Photo: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

Prince George fascinated with bubbles at the children's party in Canada.

October 2016

Photo: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

He. Is. Too. Cute.

October 2016

Photo: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

Hmmm, not so sure about those cameras, Mom.

September 2016

Photo: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Prince George lands in Canada, holding his dad's hand.

September 2016

Photo: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Handout photo, taken by his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, of Prince George on his first day at the Westacre Montessori nursery school near Sandringham in Norfolk.
Handout photo, taken by his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, of Prince George on his first day at the Westacre Montessori nursery school near Sandringham in Norfolk.

Prince William carries George as they leave Charlotte's christening.

July 2015

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Prince George makes a face at the camera as he celebrates his little sister's big day.

July 2015

Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Prince William hold George's hand as they walk to the church.

July 2015

Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Curious George peers over his shoulder at the crowds nearby.

July 2015

Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Kate and George play while watching Prince William in a polo match.

June 2015

Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Prince George chats with his dad William after the match, with his grandfather Charles looking on.

June 2015

Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Prince George makes his balcony debut! He sits in his dad's arms during the Trooping the Colour to celebrate the Queen's birthday.

June 2015

Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

George watches his mom and dad arrive during the Trooping parade, having a lot of fun with his nanny Maria.

June 2015

Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

The little Prince has mastered the royal wave!

June 2015

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George has fun watching the parade.

June 2015

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George gives a final wave to his adoring public.

June 2015

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Prince George holds his newborn baby sister, her first official photos, photographed by Duchess Kate herself.

May 2015

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George gives Charlotte a kiss -- too cute!

May 2015

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On the day Princess Charlotte was born, Prince William ran to pick up his son to visit his little sister.

May 2015

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George gets a kiss from dad as they entered the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's hospital. 

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William tries to walk with George -- who just wanted to be carried! -- as they visit Charlotte and Kate. 

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Christmas photographs of Prince George sitting on the Kensington Palace steps, released by his proud parents William and Kate. 

November 2014

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Christmas photographs of Prince George sitting on the Kensington Palace steps, released by his proud parents William and Kate. 

November 2014

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Christmas photographs of Prince George sitting on the Kensington Palace steps, released by his proud parents William and Kate. 

November 2014

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Prince George was up on his feet watching William play polo on Father's Day. 

June 2014

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Kate holds wiggly George at the polo match.

June 2014

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"Okay bye mom!" 

June 2014

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"Um Mom, who is this lady?" 

April 2014

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The always fashionable George was decked out in red for the last day of the royal tour. 

April 2014

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"Wait! I think I dropped my toy - no seriously, I can see it from here!" 

April 2014

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This cutie touches down in Australia's capital. 

April 2014

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William, Kate and George visited the Taronga Zoo in Sydney and George got to meet a bilby! He was really excited about it. 

April 2014

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Just a dad and his boy!

April 2014

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Testing out his Princely roar.

April 2014

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Just look at those chubby little cheeks!

April 2014

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We couldn't help but laugh out loud at George's mean mug right here.

April 2014

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Playing with his toy bilby.

April 2014

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"Okay mom. It's really bright out here... AND I'm wearing ruffles. Can we talk about this?"

April 2014

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"What's up, Australia?"

April 2014

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Ah, the Princely handshake.

April 2014

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We're obsessed with William and George's matching fly-away hair as they left New Zealand.

April 2014

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Looks like it's nap o'clock!

April 2014

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"Here, mom, let me help you."

April 2014

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Too cute for words.

April 2014

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This photo is Kate's favorite from their royal tour, where baby George had just woken up from his nap and was so happy to hug his mom.

April 2014

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Little George during his New Zealand playdate!

April 2014

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Baby George arrives in New Zealand.

April 2014

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This photo might just be our favorite -- Georgie looks like he's trying to dive out of Kate's arms! Good thing she has a solid grip.

April 2014

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Such a cutie!

April 2014

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The palace released this official photo just a week before the family takes off for Australia and New Zealand. Oh how he's grown! Cutie George gazes at his pup, Lupo (in a dashing sweater with his name on it).

March 2014

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Kate and William proudly presented George on his christening day.

October 2013

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Quite the outfit, Georgie!

October 2013

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William and George.

October 2013

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William and George.

October 2013

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Kate, in Alexander McQueen, and George in the royal christening dress.

October 2013

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Kate and George.

October 2013

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George's first official portrait! Lupo got to be in this one, too. 

August 2013

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Kate debuts her son, Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge.

July 2013

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Kate, William and George.

July 2013

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Kate, William and George.

July 2013

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Kate wore a simple, pretty, polka-dotted dress by Jenny Packham.

July 2013

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William carries George to the car.

July 2013

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Cutie heads home!

July 2013

Photo: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

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