Hidden tribute to Prince Philip in new Prince George photo

An adorable photo released to mark Prince George’s eighth birthday contains a hidden tribute to Prince Philip.

The young royal is pictured sitting on a Land Rover Defender, a car which was synonymous with the Duke of Edinburgh.

Prince George on his eighth birthday
Prince George turns eight on Thursday. Photo: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridg, took the photo in Norfolk earlier this month.

It shows Prince George smiles broadly, showing a small gap between his teeth, and his blonde hair is parted off-centre.


He wears an $18 navy blue and orange striped polo shirt from John Lewis. He’s also wearing a pair of $49 navy chino shorts from Boden.

Navy chino shorts from Boden.
Prince George was pictured in a pair of $49 shorts from Boden. Photo: Boden

While George's shirt is now completely sold out online, we've found two similar styles here. Some of the links in this article may return revenue to Yahoo Lifestyle.

Tommy Hilfiger Stripe Polo - $79.95

Tommy Hilfiger Stripe Polo

Ralph Lauren Mesh Polo - $49.99

Ralph Lauren Mesh Polo - $49.99
Ralph Lauren Mesh Polo - $49.99. Photo:

Tribute to Prince Philip

The Queen’s husband, Prince Philip, passed away in April just before his 100th birthday.

Prince Philip was reportedly very involved in planning his funeral and wanted minimal fuss.

The photo is said to be a tribute to Prince Philip who passed away in April. Photo: Getty Images
The photo is said to be a tribute to Prince Philip who passed away in April. Photo: Getty Images

A specially modified Land Rover of his own design carried his coffin as his family walked behind it in procession.

The duke's coffin was draped in Philip's personal flag, his naval cap and sword and topped with a wreath of lilies and roses, chosen by the Queen.

Due to coronavirus restrictions, only 30 members of the royal family were permitted to attend Prince Philip's funeral.

Kate Middleton the photographer

The Duchess of Cambridge regularly takes photographs of her children and releases them for their birthdays.

But she admitted that her children, George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, sometimes tell her to stop.

Speaking to a finalist of her Hold Still photography contest, the duchess said about the trio: "Everyone’s like, 'Mummy, please stop taking photographs'."

She also admitted she'd been cutting her children's hair in lockdown, as barbers were closed.

She said: "I’ve become a hairdresser this lockdown, much to my children’s horror, seeing mum cutting hair."

Additional reporting by Rebecca C. Taylor

Never miss a thing. Sign up to Yahoo Lifestyle’s daily newsletter .

Or if you have a story idea, email us at