A week ahead of their official New Zealand and Australia tour, William and Kate have released a family photo with Prince George and Lupo.
The photo was taken by Jason Bell, who also took the official pictures for Prince George’s christening.
The Duke of Cambridge and Duchess of Cambridge are pictured with their son (aged eight months) looking out of an open window at their home in Kensington Palace, London. The smiling Kate is holding Prince George on her knee as he focuses his attention on the family pet Lupo, a black cocker spaniel who is sitting on the duke’s lap.
Kate is wearing her ivory Temperley London ‘Rodeo’ cotton and gossamer silk-blend shirt trimmed with lace blouse ($660) which we last saw at The Calgary Stampede in Canada. William looks relaxed in a blue shirt with the sleeves rolled up and George is sporting a light blue sweater with his name written on it.
The knitwear was created by Royal Warrant holders Corgi Hosiery.
The Carmarthenshire-based company gave it as a gift to Prince Charles to celebrate the birth of his first grandson, who then passed it onto his son and wife.
A spokesman for the company said they regularly supply the prince and his family with ‘fine quality’ knitwear and had been producing bespoke hand-finished cashmere personalized baby jumpers for the past few years.
Chris Jones, who now runs his great grandfather’s company with his sister Lisa Wood, says he was delighted when they saw the photo.
‘We were so happy to see such a beautiful picture of the prince with his parents and we were thrilled when we noticed that he was wearing our gift,’ he said.
‘The staff who designed and produced the jumper are very excited, as are we, to know that his parents chose to dress him a Corgi jumper for such an important occasion.”
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