Prince George's birthday: The royal tot's 10 cutest moments

July 22, 2014 at 9:09 AM ET

Over the course of Prince George's first year of life, the world has come to know a few things about the little royal. He likes stuffed animals, he's got the chubbiest cheeks in all the land and unsurprisingly, he's also pretty photogenic. As the tiny heir celebrates his first birthday on July 22, we take a look at the prince's most adorable moments. 

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1. Despite being an only child (so far), the little prince knows how to play nice. Here, the chubby-faced tot plays with other babies during a parents' group in New Zealand

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Prince George plays with toys during a Plunkett's parents' group visit in New Zealand.

2. Prince George is pretty enamored by a stuffed bilby (an Australian marsupial) he got to play with at Sydney's Taronga Zoo. But it's pretty clear who is more adorable in this picture. 

Britain's Prince George holds a toy Bilby during a visit to Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia April 20, 2014. Prince William and his wife Catherine, th...
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Prince George holds a toy bilby during a visit to Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia on April 20, 2014.

3. Duchess Kate holds a newborn Prince George outside St. Mary's Hospital in London. He's basically the definition of "a bundle of cuteness." 

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Duchess Kate holds a newborn Prince George outside St. Mary's hospital in London on July 22, 2013.

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4. The tiny royal shares a touching moment with his mom, Duchess Kate, in New Zealand back in April. Now that is a face not only a mother can love. 

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Prince George at 8 months old, sharing a sweet moment with his mom while visiting the Government House in New Zealand in April.

5. During the royal family's April trip to an Australian zoo, a smiling Prince George showed off his new teeth. 

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Prince George flashes his new pearly whites during a visit to Sydney's Taronga Zoo on April 20, 2014.

6. And then he took them for a test drive:

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Prince George attempts to take a bite out of a gift given to him at Australia's Taronga Zoo in April.

7. He's a delegate in the making: The little heir charmed a group of government figures during the royal family's reception in Canberra, Australia. 

Prince George charming delegation
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Prince George charms a delegation of government figures in Canberra, Australia.

8. Though Prince George is about to take a trip on a Royal Australian Air Force jet, he doesn't look too impressed. 

Prince George is not impressed
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Prince George gives a funny look while the royal family prepares to leave Wellington, New Zealand on April 19, 2014.

9. While getting another look at a bilby (this time a real one) at the Taronga Zoo, the royal toddler tries unsuccessfully to touch the live version of his stuffed animal. 

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Prince George gets up close and personal with a bilby (an Australian marsupial) who is also named George in Sydney on April 20, 2014.

10. In the royal family's first official portrait, released back in March, Prince George can't take his eyes off the family's dog, Lupo — making this family photo almost unbearably cute. 

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The royal family (and dog, Lupo) pose in their first official portrait, released back in March.