Prince George has remained an enigma ever since he was born. Fans keeping a watch on the British royal family would spend hours raving about the adorable son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Well, their waiting is over now.

The royal couple have released three official Christmas photographs of Prince George through the Facebook page of The British Monarchy on 14 December.

Christmas Photos of Prince George

The third-in-line to succeed his great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II to the throne of the British royal family, Prince George is now almost 17 months old and is all set to be joined by a younger sibling by April 2015.

The Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant with a second child.

The photographs of Prince George were taken in late November in a courtyard at Kensington Palace. "The latest photos of Prince George for you! Our little Prince is pictured sitting on the steps of Kensington Palace," the pictures were captioned on Facebook.

Christmas Photos of Prince George
Christmas Photos of Prince GeorgeFacebook/The British Monarchy

Former freelance photographer and uncle Prince Harry's personal secretary, Ed Lane Fox captured Prince George in the candid Christmas photographs, reports BBC. 

The pictures were released to the media as a token of gratitude for not publishing any paparazzi pictures of the royal baby.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who have just returned from a three-day tour to the US, had requested that their son be allowed to grow up without public scrutiny and they are happy that their wish has been fulfilled thus far.

Christmas Photos of Prince George
Christmas Photos of Prince GeorgeFacebook/The British Monarchy

Prince George has had an extra-ordinary childhood so far. Coins have been issued by the Royal Mint, Royal Canadian Mint, and Royal Australian Mint in honour of his birth; a lullaby titled "Sleep On" was composed by Welsh composer Paul Mealor, penned by Irish composer Brendan Graham and recorded by New Zealand soprano Hayley Westenra as a birthday gift to Prince George.

His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge is also responsible for the worldwide phenomenon of the "Royal Baby effect", which was first noticed during his April 2014 tour of New Zealand and Australia. Many businesses have attempted to use thr "Prince George effect" to their advantage.

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