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Prince George is spitting image of dad Prince William in new photo for his 9th birthday

The Royal Family Attend Church On Christmas Day
The Royal Family Attend Church On Christmas Day / Pool/Samir Hussein/GettyImages

Ahead of Prince George’s 9th birthday, Prince William and Kate Middleton shared a new photo of their son to mark the occasion. The Royal couple shared the image on Instagram, writing in the caption: "George is turning 9!" adding a birthday cake and balloon emoji.

The adorable photograph was taken while on holiday in the U.K. earlier this month by his mother Kate. The Duchess of Cambridge has stepped in as the unofficial royal photographer over the last few years, with her frequently getting behind the camera to take snaps of her three kids: Prince George, 7-year-old, Princess Charlotte, and 4-year-old Prince Louis.

Earlier this month, George attended the men's single's final match at Wimbledon with his parents. The outing marked his first ever appearance at the tennis tournament. At the match, he and his parents greeted ball boys and girls and other Wimbledon staff.

When asked why George was not accompanied by his sister, Princess Charlotte, at the event, Kate said, "It's George's treat today," according to the UK Telegraph.