Prince George shows sporty side as he marks sixth birthday in England football shirt

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have released three new photos of their eldest child Prince George to mark his sixth birthday on July 22.

The young prince proves he's just as big a football fan as his dad William, wearing an England shirt, complete with the Three Lions badge, as he plays in the garden at Kensington Palace.

Mum Kate, 37, took the candid snaps, one of which shows George throwing his head back with laughter, as he lays on the grass.

A second image, still in his England kit, sees him grinning directly at the camera.

The Duke of Cambridge, who is president of the Football Association, posted a personal tweet in support of the Lionesses during the Women's World Cup 2019.

William, 37, is also an Aston Villa fan and celebrated his team's promotion to the Premier League after they beat Derby County 2-1 at Wembley in May.

A third image of George, taken while on holiday with the family, sees the young royal in another outdoor setting wearing one of his trademark polo shirts, which looks to be this £5.99 one from H&M, and stripy blue shorts.

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WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 12: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge attend the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Pool/Max Mumby/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Bridesmaid Theodora Williams, pageboy Prince Georeg of Cambridge and Savannah Phillips attend the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Britain's Prince George of Cambridge reacts as he arrives with other brisdemaids to attend the wedding of Britain's Princess Eugenie of York to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on October 12, 2018. (Photo by Yui Mok / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read YUI MOK/AFP/Getty Images)
The bridesmaids and page boys, including Prince George of Cambridge (C) and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge (3L), stand with Sarah, Duchess of York (L), Britain's Princess Beatrice of York (2L) as they wave off Britain's Princess Eugenie of York and her husband Jack Brooksbank from the West Steps of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on October 12, 2018 after their wedding ceremony. (Photo by TOBY MELVILLE / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read TOBY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Britain's Prince George of Cambridge hold hands with their father, Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, as Britain's Prince Louis of Cambridge is carried by his mother, Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge after his christening service at the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, London on July 9, 2018. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read DOMINIC LIPINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 19: Prince George of Cambridge, Jasper Dyer, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Jessica Mulroney, Ivy Mulroney and Florence van Cutsem arrive at the wedding of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Jane Barlow - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Savannah Phillips and Prince George of Cambridge on the balcony of Buckingham Palaceduring Trooping The Colour 2018 at The Mall on June 9, 2018 in London, England. The annual ceremony involving over 1400 guardsmen and cavalry, is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. The parade marks the official birthday of the Sovereign, even though the Queen's actual birthday is on April 21st. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Savannah Phillips, Prince George of Cambridge and Isla Phillips watch the flypast on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Colour on June 9, 2018 in London, England. The annual ceremony involving over 1400 guardsmen and cavalry, is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. The parade marks the official birthday of the Sovereign, even though the Queen's actual birthday is on April 21st. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Savannah Phillips, Prince George of Cambridge and Isla Phillips stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Colour parade on June 9, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by James Devaney/FilmMagic)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 09: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince George of Cambridge and Isla Phillips stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Colour 2018 on June 9, 2018 in London, England. The annual ceremony, involving over 1400 guardsmen and cavalry, is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. The parade marks the official birthday of the Sovereign, even though the Queen's actual birthday is on April 21st. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: Prince George of Cambridge during Trooping The Colour 2018 on June 9, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 10: Prince George of Cambridge attends the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at Beaufort Park on June 10, 2018 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 10: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge attend the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at Beaufort Park on June 10, 2018 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 10: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge looks on as Prince George of Cambridge holds a toy gun the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at Beaufort Park on June 10, 2018 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
GLOUCESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 10: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Savannah Phillips, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge attend the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at the Beaufort Polo Club on June 10, 2018 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
GLOUCESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 10: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince George of Cambridge plays with a Slinky toy as he attends the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at the Beaufort Polo Club on June 10, 2018 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
GLOUCESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 10: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince George of Cambridge swings a polo mallet as he attends the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at the Beaufort Polo Club on June 10, 2018 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
GLOUCESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 10: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince George of Cambridge attends the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at the Beaufort Polo Club on June 10, 2018 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
GLOUCESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 10: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge comforts Prince George of Cambridge as they attend the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at the Beaufort Polo Club on June 10, 2018 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
GLOUCESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 10: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince George of Cambridge attends the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at the Beaufort Polo Club on June 10, 2018 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 10: Savannah Phillips, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at Beaufort Park on June 10, 2018 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Antony Jones/Getty Images)
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The third to line in the throne, who attends Thomas's Battersea in London, is believed to be now enjoying the school holidays, with sister Charlotte, four, and one-year-old brother Louis.

Kate took her three children to watch their dad and Uncle Harry play in the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day, in Wokingham, Berks earlier this month.

George and Charlotte were spotted playing with a football, as Kate chased after Louis.

The Cambridges were joined by the Duchess of Sussex and baby Archie on the family day out.

While plans for George's birthday are being kept private, it's believed that the family of five are celebrating with a low-key party at their Norfolk home Anmer Hall.

The Sun also reported that they could be heading off to the private island of Mustique in the Caribbean once again, where George spent his fifth birthday.

A royal insider told The Sun's Fabulous that William and Kate's eldest child has become more "independent" since the arrival of sister Princess Charlotte, and brother Prince Louis.

"With younger siblings Charlotte and Louis taking a lot of the attention at home, George is learning to be more independent," the friend revealed of the young royal, who will start Year 2 in September.

"Yes, he has been protected from some of the realities about being third in line to the throne, but it is almost as if he is hard-wired to feel a sense of responsibility."

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's first child was born at 16:24pm at the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, on 22 July 2013.

Two days later, his name was announced as George Alexander Louis and he was baptised by the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Chapel Royal at St James's Palace on 23 October 2013.

He began his education at the Westacre Montessori School Nursery in Norfolk in January 2016 and started primary school at the private Thomas's in September 2017.

George embarked on his royal tour of Australia in 2014, when he was just eight months old. The outfits he wore on the overseas trip marked the beginning of the 'Prince George effect' as parents rushed to buy his exact clothing and high street replicas.

- This article first appeared on Yahoo

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