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07/21/2018 22:21 EDT | Updated 07/21/2018 22:44 EDT

Prince George's Birthday Is Here! Celebrate With These Precious Photos

Growing up so fast.

It's a big day for the Royal Family: Prince George of Cambridge, everyone's favourite eldest sibling, possible sasspot, Lion King fan, Cancer-Leo cusper, and the 49th best-dressed British man of 2015 is turning 5.

Kensington Palace released an adorable new photo of George to mark the occasion on July 22. Check out that grin-and-collar combo:

This year, he started school, was a page boy in his uncle's royal wedding, welcomed a little brother, went to several royal events, and — highlight! — played a sheep in his school's nativity play.

His fifth birthday has been marked with a commemorative coin of St. George slaying a dragon, an old English legend about good triumphing over evil. The dramatic imagery seems like a lot of pressure for a 5-year-old, but as someone who's never had a commemorative coin issued in my honour, I'll admit that I'm no expert.

To honour the little prince and possible future king, please enjoy these photos of some of Prince George's most memorable moments.

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    When you know you're about to turn 5 and the best is yet to come.
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    When the bride looks great and all, but you hope your outfit will be remembered, too.
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    When you spot something incredible.
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    When you just have to put your foot down.
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    When you're nervous about starting school, but at least you have a unicorn crest to rely on.
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    When you've just turned four and you're trying out a collarless shirt.
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    When you're really feeling your new gingham buttondown.
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    When you got a stain on your shirt RIGHT before the photographers came through.
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    When you really need a nap.
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    When you don't feel like doing your royal duties.
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    When you can't tell if someone likes you for you, or because you're a prince.
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    When you get asked to do something you really don't want to do.
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    When you're trying to settle your screaming fans.
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    When you witness your sibling make an embarrassing mistake.
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    When you're SO ready to leave but no one is moving.
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    When you get caught doing something you shouldn't have.
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    When you know everyone thinks you're the cutest.
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    When you're genuinely happy to see a familiar face.
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    When you're bored and stuck waiting for your parents to finish a conversation.
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    When you're so excited by what's going on but you're not allowed to join.
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    When you've discovered something new.
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    When you've experienced pure bliss.
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    When you're studying someone to see if they're a good person.
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    When nothing goes your way.
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    When you're feeling patriotic.
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    When someone annoying keeps calling you and you're about to tell them off.
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    When you don't get what all the fuss is about.
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    When you are trying to figure out how you know the person who said "Hi" to you.
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    When you've got gas.

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