The future king is growing up fast.

By Stacey Leasca
July 22, 2020
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Left: Prince George of Cambridge poses for a photo taken by Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge earlier this month, which is being released to celebrate his seventh birthday on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Right: The Duke of Cambridge poses on a swing with Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis to mark both his birthday and Fathers Day. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge turns 38 on June 21, 2020.
The Duchess of Cambridge/Kensington Palace via Getty Images

Ready to be freaked out about the passage of time? Prince George, the eldest child of Prince William and Kate Middleton, turned seven years old today. Seven. Somehow seven years have passed since the royal family welcomed George into the fold — and that means that we too are all seven years older. Now, ready to snap out of your wallowing? Just check out all the adorable new images George’s mother, Kate, took to honor his big birthday moment.

"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to share two new photographs of Prince George ahead of his seventh birthday tomorrow," said Kensington Palace on Instagram.

In the first image, George stares right into the camera with a wide smile from ear-to-ear, showing off just how excited he is to have his mother photographing him once again.

Prince George of Cambridge poses for a photo taken by Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge earlier this month, which is being released to celebrate his seventh birthday on Wednesday, July 22, 2020.
The Duchess of Cambridge/Kensington Palace via Getty Images

The family also shared a second photograph on Instagram, writing in the caption, “Thank you everyone for your very kind wishes on Prince George’s birthday today!”

In the more candid image, George can be seen walking alongside his mother, once again with a toothy grin, wearing a cute camo t-shirt as they play outside.

Though the family is socially distancing themselves like the rest of us it appears they are truly making the most of it together. According to People, the family has been staying at their country home in Norfolk, getting plenty of fresh air, and, according to their mother, plenty of home-cooked meals.

The Duke of Cambridge plays on the grass with (R-L) Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis to mark both his birthday and Fathers Day. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge turns 38 on June 21, 2020.
The Duchess of Cambridge/Kensington Palace via Getty Images

"My children have bottomless pits," Kate shared in an interview with BBC Breakfast. "I feel like a constant feeding machine." In the interview, Kate also shared that Prince Louis wasn’t quite grasping the concept of distancing. “Louis doesn't understand social distancing,” the Duchess said. “So he goes out wanting to cuddle everything, particularly any babies younger than him." Hopefully, Prince Louis saved a few hugs for his big brother on his birthday.