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FAMILY SNAP: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have released family photographs of themselves with four-week-old Prince George, photographed by Catherine’s father, Michael Middleton. The two images were taken in early August in the garden at the Middletons’ family home in Bucklebury, Berkshire, England. One shows the new parents standing and cradling their son, while the other shows them seated on a picnic rug accompanied by the Middleton’s dog, a retriever called Tilly, and the Cambridges’ cocker spaniel, Lupo. Catherine is pictured wearing a fuchsia dress by maternity label Séraphine and holding baby Prince George, as Prince William, in jeans and a checked shirt, has an arm around his wife and another around Lupo.

The photos are another indication of the new, more informal royal era being ushered in by the Cambridges. In the past, such first official photos were taken by famed British photographers like Lord Snowden rather than the grandfather of the prince.

This story first appeared in the August 20, 2013 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

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