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Prince George Absolutely Stole The Show In A Photo For The Queen's 90th Birthday

The photo's release comes as George’s father, Prince William, paid tribute to the Queen as someone “to look up to”.

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The 2-year-old had to stand on four foam bricks in order to be level with his father, Prince William, and grandfather Prince Charles, as well as his great-grandmother, in a photo taken last summer.

A family portrait to mark #Queenat90. It's the first time Prince George has appeared on @RoyalMailStamps

The Queen turns 90 tomorrow, and on Friday she will have lunch with US president Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama at Windsor Castle.

In interviews marking his grandmother's actual birthday – her official birthday is on a Saturday in June – Prince William praised the impact she had had upon his life.

"Having lost my mother at a very young age, it has been particularly important for me that I had somebody like the Queen to look up to and who has been there and has understood some of the more complex issues when you lose a loved one," the Duke of Cambridge told Sky News, in a documentary to be screened tonight.

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He also recalled a time from his childhood when the Queen gave him "the most almighty bollocking" while playing with his cousins.

“We were chasing Zara around who was on a go-cart, and Peter [Phillips] and I managed to herd Zara into a lamppost. And the lamppost came down and nearly squashed her, and I remember my grandmother being the first person out at Balmoral running across the lawn in her kilt," he said.

The Queen, Prince William said, "came charging over and gave us the most almighty bollocking, and that sort of stuck in my mind from that moment on".

In a separate interview with BBC News, the duke responded to accusations from some newspapers that he was "workshy".

“I take duty very seriously. I take my responsibilities very seriously. But it’s about finding your own way at the right time and if you’re not careful duty can weigh you down at a very early age," he said.

“I think you have got to develop into the duty role.”





Matthew Champion is a weekend editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Matthew Champion at matthew.champion@buzzfeed.com.

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