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There comes a day in every toddler’s life when it's time to say ta-ta to nap time and hello to more serious endeavors like reading, writing and arithmetic. For Prince George (Kate Middleton and Prince William’s first-born nugget), that day is July 22—his fifth birthday. From meeting President Obama (in a chic bathrobe) to getting pushed down a grassy knoll (thanks a lot, Savannah Phillips), here are 12 of Prince George’s cutest moments.

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When He Graced Us With His Royal Presence for the First Time

On July 22, 2013, our lives were forever changed when new parents Kate Middleton and Prince William introduced their beautiful baby boy, Prince of Cambridge George Alexander Louis, and his cherubic face to the world.

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And Embarked on His Inaugural Royal Tour

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge tried to keep their son out of the public eye as much as possible during his first year of princedom. However, in 2014 the royal family decided it was high time the little prince stepped into the spotlight. They brought George and his pudgy forearms along on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand.

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When He Experienced the Bliss of Rolling Down a Grassy Hill

At the Gigaset Charity Polo Match in 2015, Prince George demonstrated that he, just like any other toddler, had seemingly endless reserves of energy. The two-year-old (at the time) was spotted frolicking through the grass, sliding down hills and running away from his mummy.

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And Greeted Foreign Dignitaries in His Loungewear

When former U.S. president Barack Obama paid a visit to Kensington Palace in 2016, Prince George didn’t miss a beat and addressed the commander in chief with a firm handshake…despite his casual attire.

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When He Made Faces at the Crowd

Just because George didn’t get an invite to the Trooping the Colour ceremony in 2015 doesn’t mean he wasn’t the star of the show. While his parents tended to their royal duties, Prince George had a party of his own with his nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion, and showed off one of his many hidden talents—silly faces.

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And Squished His Head Against the Plane Window

Is there anything more adorable than a pouty Prince George? We think not.

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When He Kept Close Watch Over His Baby Sister

Some big brothers can be skeptical about a sibling infringing on their territory—not Prince George. The precious prince took his role as big bro very seriously and even kept tabs on her whereabouts during her christening. Those protective instincts will come in mighty handy in her teenage years.

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And Posed Like a Natural for His First Day of School

When Prince George started nursery school in 2016, his mom snapped this glamour shot to document the moment. Although he has since graduated to Thomas's Battersea in London, this navy blue puffer coat will always have a special place in our heart.

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When He Slipped Into Something a Little More Formal

George did not take his pageboy duties for Auntie Pippa’s wedding lightly. Princess Charlotte may have stolen the show as a bridesmaid, but the Prince sucked up his pride and rocked the requisite Peter Pan-collared shirt, khaki knickerbockers and white tights like a pro.

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And Gave the People What They Wanted: A Royal Wave

Prince George gave his fans a proper farewell as the royal family departed Pippa’s gorgeous wedding. Clearly, this little ham has the whole royal thing on lock.

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When He Sent a Handwritten Note to Santa

Just because he’s the future King of England doesn’t mean he can’t make a few requests to the big guy in red. (Hey, if the kid wants a police car, he wants a police car.)

And Got Pushed Down a Grassy Hill by a Mini-Monarch

At the Maserati Charity Polo Trophy in June 2018, Savannah Phillips channeled her inner Cersei and pushed her cousin, Prince George, down a hill, which—lucky for us—was captured on video. Savage.

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