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A new photo of Prince George to mark his eighth birthday shows him sitting on an off-road vehicle synonymous with his great-grandfather the Duke of Edinburgh.

The snap was taken by proud mother Kate Middleton, 39, at their Amner Hall home in Norfolk and shows the future king perched on the bonnet of a Land Rover Defender.

Philip, who died in April a few months short of his 100th birthday, regularly drove Land Rovers and during his funeral the duke’s coffin was carried by a specially adapted defender which he helped design.

Including the famous vehicle in the image will be seen as a poignant tribute to the late duke, who had a passion for engineering.

George, who celebrates his birthday on Thursday, is pictured beaming in the photograph, and is casually dressed in a £10 John Lewis polo-style striped top and shorts.

The duchess is a keen photographer and regularly produces images of George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis to mark milestones in her children’s lives. 

AGED 8: The new photo of Prince George to mark his eighth birthday shows him sitting on an off-road vehicle synonymous with his great-grandfather the Duke of Edinburgh. George, who celebrates his birthday on Thursday, is pictured beaming in the photograph, and is casually dressed in a £10 John Lewis polo-style striped top and shorts

AGED 8: The new photo of Prince George to mark his eighth birthday shows him sitting on an off-road vehicle synonymous with his great-grandfather the Duke of Edinburgh. George, who celebrates his birthday on Thursday, is pictured beaming in the photograph, and is casually dressed in a £10 John Lewis polo-style striped top and shorts

AGED 8: The new photo of Prince George to mark his eighth birthday shows him sitting on an off-road vehicle synonymous with his great-grandfather the Duke of Edinburgh. George, who celebrates his birthday on Thursday, is pictured beaming in the photograph, and is casually dressed in a £10 John Lewis polo-style striped top and shorts

AGED 1: Prince George photographed walking about in official pictures released back in 2014 to mark the young royal's first birthday

AGED 1: Prince George photographed walking about in official pictures released back in 2014 to mark the young royal's first birthday

AGED 2: Snapshot taken in the gardens at Sandringham House as part of the series of official photographs taken by Mario Testino following Princess Charlotte's baptism of Princess Charlotte

AGED 2: Snapshot taken in the gardens at Sandringham House as part of the series of official photographs taken by Mario Testino following Princess Charlotte's baptism of Princess Charlotte

AGED 1 (left): Prince George photographed walking about in official pictures released back in 2014 to mark the young royal’s first birthday. AGED 2 (right): Snapshot taken in the gardens at Sandringham House as part of the series of official photographs taken by Mario Testino following Princess Charlotte’s baptism of Princess Charlotte

The 100 per cent cotton shirt worn by George costs £8- £12, depending on the size and is £10 in aged eight. It’s framed by a classic collar and short sleeves and  features a half button placket through the front

Prince Philip used Land Rovers throughout his adult life and granted his Royal Warrant to Land Rover more than 40 years ago.

He visited Jaguar Land Rover’s manufacturing facilities on numerous occasions over the decades and accompanied the Queen when she opened Jaguar Land Rover’s new Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton in 2014. 

Earlier this year, Kate revealed her children sometimes wish she would put her camera down.

Speaking to a finalist of her Hold Still photography contest, the duchess said about George, Charlotte, six, and Louis, three,: ‘Everyone’s like, “Mummy, please stop taking photographs”.’

George has spent the past 12 months living life under lockdown with his siblings and parents and has experienced some unusual things.

AGED 5: Prince George was photographed grinning in his official portrait for his fifth birthday

AGED 5: Prince George was photographed grinning in his official portrait for his fifth birthday

AGED 7:  Heir-to-the-throne beamed at his mother the Duchess of Cambridge behind the camera as she snaps a shot for his seventh birthday

AGED 7:  Heir-to-the-throne beamed at his mother the Duchess of Cambridge behind the camera as she snaps a shot for his seventh birthday

AGED 5 (left): Prince George was photographed grinning in his official portrait for his fifth birthday. AGED 7 (right): Heir-to-the-throne beamed at his mother the Duchess of Cambridge behind the camera as she snaps a shot for his seventh birthday

George recently attended the Euro2020 games at Wembley - he is pictures with his parents during the England vs Italy final

George recently attended the Euro2020 games at Wembley - he is pictures with his parents during the England vs Italy final

George recently attended the Euro2020 games at Wembley – he is pictures with his parents during the England vs Italy final

Kate has confessed she has been cutting her children’s hair, telling a group of parents in January: ‘I’ve become a hairdresser this lockdown, much to my children’s horror, seeing mum cutting hair.’

William, 39, and Kate, have planned a celebration for George tomorrow but Kensington Palace have not revealed details – but have previously said they have homemade cakes on birthdays. 

Speaking to Mary Berry on a BBC’s A Berry Royal Christmas, she said: ‘I love making the cake. It’s become a bit of a tradition that I stay up until midnight with ridiculous amounts of cake mix and icing.

‘I make far too much, but I love it.’ 

There was speculation that The Cambridges may not release a photo of George this year, due to being trolled in the past.

Philip, who died in April a few months short of his 100th birthday, regularly drove Land Rovers and during his funeral the duke's coffin was carried by a specially adapted defender which he helped design. Including the famous vehicle in the image will be seen as a poignant tribute to the late duke, who had a passion for engineering. Pictured in 2018

Philip, who died in April a few months short of his 100th birthday, regularly drove Land Rovers and during his funeral the duke's coffin was carried by a specially adapted defender which he helped design. Including the famous vehicle in the image will be seen as a poignant tribute to the late duke, who had a passion for engineering. Pictured in 2018

Philip, who died in April a few months short of his 100th birthday, regularly drove Land Rovers and during his funeral the duke’s coffin was carried by a specially adapted defender which he helped design. Including the famous vehicle in the image will be seen as a poignant tribute to the late duke, who had a passion for engineering. Pictured in 2018

Royal biographer Angela Levin last week suggested they might break with tradition this year. 

Speaking on True Royalty TV’s Royal Beat, she said: ‘There are rumours that we might not see the photograph [of Prince George] when he’s eight, because they’ve been so upset by the rudeness of people mocking a little boy aged seven, and I hope they can overcome that.’

During the programme royal correspondent Roya Nikkah praised the Cambridges for easing their son into a life of service by bringing him along to watch the European Championships at Wembley. 

Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge was born in the private Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, at 4.24pm on July 22 2013, weighing 8lb 6oz.

He made his public debut in front of the world’s media on the hospital steps one day later, wrapped in a white merino wool shawl, cradled in his proud parents’ arms.

A great-grandchild to the Queen, he will be the 43rd monarch since William the Conqueror obtained the crown of England if, as expected, he follows the reigns of his grandfather, the Prince of Wales, and then his father, William.

From wrapped in a blanket on the steps on the Lindo Wing to  

When George was born, Kate Middleton followed in Princess Diana's footsteps and stood on the steps of the Lindo Wing of St Mary hospital for the first time - which she has continued to do for the birth of all her children. Pictured, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with newborn Prince George on 23 July 2013

When George was born, Kate Middleton followed in Princess Diana's footsteps and stood on the steps of the Lindo Wing of St Mary hospital for the first time - which she has continued to do for the birth of all her children. Pictured, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with newborn Prince George on 23 July 2013

When George was born, Kate Middleton followed in Princess Diana’s footsteps and stood on the steps of the Lindo Wing of St Mary hospital for the first time – which she has continued to do for the birth of all her children. Pictured, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with newborn Prince George on 23 July 2013

Donning striped dungarees, was pictured walking across stones in a photograph released for his first birthday in 2014

Donning striped dungarees, was pictured walking across stones in a photograph released for his first birthday in 2014

His royal cuteness! One-year-old Prince George was all smiles as he played with a toy at Wellington House, in New Zealand during a play group at Government House on April 9, 2014

His royal cuteness! One-year-old Prince George was all smiles as he played with a toy at Wellington House, in New Zealand during a play group at Government House on April 9, 2014

Striped delight! Prince George photographed walking about in official pictures released back in 2014 to mark the young royal’s first birthday (left). He is pictured a few months earlier at a play group at Government House, New Zealand

Prince George - the eldest son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - donned a baby blue ensemble as he was pictured in his father Prince William's arms during his second Trooping the Colour, on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, on 13 June 2015

Prince George - the eldest son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - donned a baby blue ensemble as he was pictured in his father Prince William's arms during his second Trooping the Colour, on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, on 13 June 2015

Prince George – the eldest son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – donned a baby blue ensemble as he was pictured in his father Prince William’s arms during his second Trooping the Colour, on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, on 13 June 2015

King of the hill! Prince George, aged two, photographed taking a tumble at the Gigaset Charity Polo Match at the Beaufort Polo Club on June 14, 2015

King of the hill! Prince George, aged two, photographed taking a tumble at the Gigaset Charity Polo Match at the Beaufort Polo Club on June 14, 2015

King of the hill! Prince George, aged two, photographed taking a tumble at the Gigaset Charity Polo Match at the Beaufort Polo Club on June 14, 2015

Cautious mother Kate would make sure to cover her son's ears with noise canceling headphones to protect his hearing when out in a particularly loud environment. Pictured, Price George on his first birthday

Cautious mother Kate would make sure to cover her son's ears with noise canceling headphones to protect his hearing when out in a particularly loud environment. Pictured, Price George on his first birthday

Cautious mother Kate would make sure to cover her son’s ears with noise canceling headphones to protect his hearing when out in a particularly loud environment. Pictured, Price George on his first birthday

George is pictured with Prince William in a picture released for his second birthday. The photograph was taken in the gardens at Sandringham House and was part of the series of official photographs taken by Mario Testino following Princess Charlotte's baptism of Princess Charlotte

George is pictured with Prince William in a picture released for his second birthday. The photograph was taken in the gardens at Sandringham House and was part of the series of official photographs taken by Mario Testino following Princess Charlotte's baptism of Princess Charlotte

George is pictured with Prince William in a picture released for his second birthday. The photograph was taken in the gardens at Sandringham House and was part of the series of official photographs taken by Mario Testino following Princess Charlotte’s baptism of Princess Charlotte

During the Canada Tour of 2016, George, then three, enjoyed some downtime and was pictured smiling as he played with some bubbles at a children's tea party at Government House in Victoria on September 29, 2016

During the Canada Tour of 2016, George, then three, enjoyed some downtime and was pictured smiling as he played with some bubbles at a children's tea party at Government House in Victoria on September 29, 2016

During the Canada Tour of 2016, George, then three, enjoyed some downtime and was pictured smiling as he played with some bubbles at a children’s tea party at Government House in Victoria on September 29, 2016

A royal wave! George has grown to be more serious in front of the press but in 2016, aged three, he graced the media with a cute wave. Pictured, leaving from Victoria Harbour to board a sea-plane on the final day of their Royal Tour of Canada on October 1, 2016

A royal wave! George has grown to be more serious in front of the press but in 2016, aged three, he graced the media with a cute wave. Pictured, leaving from Victoria Harbour to board a sea-plane on the final day of their Royal Tour of Canada on October 1, 2016

A royal wave! George has grown to be more serious in front of the press but in 2016, aged three, he graced the media with a cute wave. Pictured, leaving from Victoria Harbour to board a sea-plane on the final day of their Royal Tour of Canada on October 1, 2016

Merry Christmas! George held onto his father's hand on Christmas morning 2016, while his sister Charlotte, then one and half, was carried in her mother's arms. Pictured at Englefield on December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas! George held onto his father's hand on Christmas morning 2016, while his sister Charlotte, then one and half, was carried in her mother's arms. Pictured at Englefield on December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas! George held onto his father’s hand on Christmas morning 2016, while his sister Charlotte, then one and half, was carried in her mother’s arms. Pictured at Englefield on December 25, 2016

Run, George, run! As an active young boy, the prince is often photographed playing around and running just like he did at  the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at Beaufort Park on June 10, 2018 (pictured)

Run, George, run! As an active young boy, the prince is often photographed playing around and running just like he did at  the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at Beaufort Park on June 10, 2018 (pictured)

Run, George, run! As an active young boy, the prince is often photographed playing around and running just like he did at  the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at Beaufort Park on June 10, 2018 (pictured) 

Prince George and Charlotte could be seen holding their father's hand at Prince Louis' christening on July 9, 2018

Prince George and Charlotte could be seen holding their father's hand at Prince Louis' christening on July 9, 2018

All smiles! Prince George also showed off his gap-toothed grin in his official portrait for his fifth birthday

All smiles! Prince George also showed off his gap-toothed grin in his official portrait for his fifth birthday

The Cambridge’s oldest children George and Charlotte were on their best behaviour when attending the christening of their younger brother Prince Louis, at the Chapel Royal of St James’s Palace on 9 July 2018 (left)

George put on a serious display when he attended the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor

George put on a serious display when he attended the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor

George put on a serious display when he attended the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor

George the joker! The young Prince was pictured playing tricks on his cousin Isla Phillips at St George Chapel, in Windsor, on the day of Princess Eugenie's wedding on October 12 2018

George the joker! The young Prince was pictured playing tricks on his cousin Isla Phillips at St George Chapel, in Windsor, on the day of Princess Eugenie's wedding on October 12 2018

George the joker! The young Prince was pictured playing tricks on his cousin Isla Phillips at St George Chapel, in Windsor, on the day of Princess Eugenie’s wedding on October 12 2018 

Cheeky page boy! The birthday boy couldn't contain his excitement during Princess Eugenie's wedding in Windsor on 12 October 2018 - and was pictured with his hand over his mouth in shock

Cheeky page boy! The birthday boy couldn't contain his excitement during Princess Eugenie's wedding in Windsor on 12 October 2018 - and was pictured with his hand over his mouth in shock

Cheeky page boy! The birthday boy couldn’t contain his excitement during Princess Eugenie’s wedding in Windsor on 12 October 2018 – and was pictured with his hand over his mouth in shock

In the official Christmas card from the Cambridge family for Christmas 2018, George showed off his playful side next to a more demure Charlotte and a happy baby Louis

In the official Christmas card from the Cambridge family for Christmas 2018, George showed off his playful side next to a more demure Charlotte and a happy baby Louis

In the official Christmas card from the Cambridge family for Christmas 2018, George showed off his playful side next to a more demure Charlotte and a happy baby Louis 

Prince George helped his father William with the fire at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London on 19 May 2019

Prince George helped his father William with the fire at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London on 19 May 2019

Six year old George dips his toes in the water with sister Charlotte, four, ahead of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London, while Prince William plays with youngest son Louis in the background

Six year old George dips his toes in the water with sister Charlotte, four, ahead of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London, while Prince William plays with youngest son Louis in the background

Fire hazard! Prince George helped his father mind a fire in the Adam White and Andree Davies co-designed garden ahead of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London on 19 May 2019 (left), before being joined by his sister, Princess Charlotte, four (right)

Prince George and Princess Charlotte, four, playing together as they attended the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day at Billingbear Polo Club on July 10, 2019 in Wokingham

Prince George and Princess Charlotte, four, playing together as they attended the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day at Billingbear Polo Club on July 10, 2019 in Wokingham

Prince George and Princess Charlotte, four, playing together as they attended the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day at Billingbear Polo Club on July 10, 2019 in Wokingham

Hanging out in the boot of the car: George and Charlotte were spotted playing together all day

Hanging out in the boot of the car: George and Charlotte were spotted playing together all day

Later on, the siblings engaged in a game of football, while Prince Louis run around in the background

Later on, the siblings engaged in a game of football, while Prince Louis run around in the background

Prince George was captured playing with his two siblings Princess Charlotte and brother Louis during the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day at the Billingbear Polo Club in Wokingham on July 10 2019

Prince George and Princess Charlotte at Kensington Palace shortly before they left for Thomas's Battersea for her first day at the school in September 2019

Prince George and Princess Charlotte at Kensington Palace shortly before they left for Thomas's Battersea for her first day at the school in September 2019

Prince George and Princess Charlotte at Kensington Palace shortly before they left for Thomas’s Battersea for her first day at the school in September 2019 

Prince George has joined his family members for NHS Clap for Carers during the coronavirus lockdown from their home of Anmer Hall (pictured, with Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis in March 2020)

Prince George has joined his family members for NHS Clap for Carers during the coronavirus lockdown from their home of Anmer Hall (pictured, with Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis in March 2020)

Prince George has joined his family members for NHS Clap for Carers during the coronavirus lockdown from their home of Anmer Hall (pictured left, with Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis in March 2020)

George posed with his father, grandfather and great-grandmother for this shot of 'Four Monarchs' taken in January 2020

George posed with his father, grandfather and great-grandmother for this shot of 'Four Monarchs' taken in January 2020

George posed with his father, grandfather and great-grandmother for this shot of ‘Four Monarchs’ taken in January 2020 

Prince George, showcased his a toothy grin and windswept blonde locks in his new birthday photographs, which were snapped by Kate Middleton,

Prince George, showcased his a toothy grin and windswept blonde locks in his new birthday photographs, which were snapped by Kate Middleton,

Prince George, showcased his a toothy grin and windswept blonde locks in his new birthday photographs, which were snapped by Kate Middleton,

In another image, the heir-to-the-throne can be seen beaming at his mother the Duchess of Cambridge behind the camera as she snaps a shot for his seventh birthday

In another image, the heir-to-the-throne can be seen beaming at his mother the Duchess of Cambridge behind the camera as she snaps a shot for his seventh birthday

In another image, the heir-to-the-throne can be seen beaming at his mother the Duchess of Cambridge behind the camera as she snaps a shot for his seventh birthday 

George was also pictured with his parents, brother and sister in their Christmas 2020 card

George was also pictured with his parents, brother and sister in their Christmas 2020 card

George was also pictured with his parents, brother and sister in their Christmas 2020 card 

Kate, 39, who is a keen amateur photographer, also share a photo of her youngsters Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, six, and Prince Louis (pictured together with Prince William) for father's day

Kate, 39, who is a keen amateur photographer, also share a photo of her youngsters Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, six, and Prince Louis (pictured together with Prince William) for father's day

Kate, 39, who is a keen amateur photographer, also share a photo of her youngsters Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, six, and Prince Louis (pictured together with Prince William) for father’s day

Prince George, seven, and Princess Charlotte, six, showed they are following in their mother's footsteps with a love of high street fashion as they made an appearance at Sandringham at Father's Day 2021

Prince George, seven, and Princess Charlotte, six, showed they are following in their mother's footsteps with a love of high street fashion as they made an appearance at Sandringham at Father's Day 2021

Prince George, seven, and Princess Charlotte, six, showed they are following in their mother’s footsteps with a love of high street fashion as they made an appearance at Sandringham at Father’s Day 2021

George, who has been described as 'football mad', was pictured in an England shirt ahead of the 2020 Euros this month

George, who has been described as 'football mad', was pictured in an England shirt ahead of the 2020 Euros this month

George, who has been described as ‘football mad’, was pictured in an England shirt ahead of the 2020 Euros this month 

Prince George stole the spotlight as he joined his parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to cheer on the Three Lions in the historic Euro 2020 final at Wembley this month

Prince George stole the spotlight as he joined his parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to cheer on the Three Lions in the historic Euro 2020 final at Wembley this month

Prince George stole the spotlight as he joined his parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to cheer on the Three Lions in the historic Euro 2020 final at Wembley this month

And now he is 8! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared this sweet shot for the youngsters eighth birthday tomorrow

And now he is 8! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared this sweet shot for the youngsters eighth birthday tomorrow

And now he is 8! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared this sweet shot for the youngsters eighth birthday tomorrow 

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