LOOK: Prince George adorably poses for postage stamp portrait

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LOOK: Prince George adorably poses for postage stamp portrait
Prince George, the 3rd in line to the British throne, poses for a postage stamp portrait with Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, and Prince William

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Prince George is quite the cute scene-stealer in a postage stamp sheet that has been released in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday.

He poses for a photo at Buckingham Palace with the Queen herself; Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales; and his father, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge – 4 generations of royals, together in one image.

COMMEMORATIVE STAMPS. A stamp sheet issued by the Royal Mail to mark the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II featuring four generations of the Royal family. The picture was taken in the summer of 2015 in the White Drawing Room at Buckingham Palace, London, United Kingdom The Queen celebrates her 90th birthday on April 21, Thursday. Photo by Ranald Mackechnie/Royal Mail/EPA

An uncropped version of the image shows the little prince adorably standing on top of blocks.

Photo by Ranald Mackechnie/Royal Mail/EPA

Ranald Mackechnie, the photographer commissioned to take the portrait, described Prince George to The Telegraph: “He was absolutely charming, as you can see from the picture.”

He added, “You only have a short window of opportunity with small children, but Prince George was on good form and everyone seemed to enjoy seeing him enjoy the day.”

“He was fascinated by my lights and all the kit, and he was quite happy standing on the blocks. I took maybe 80 or 100 shots, but when I saw this one I knew straight away that was it.”

“When I found out what the project was I could scarcely believe my ears,” Mackechnie also told The Mirror“It’s an honor and it’s great to get the opportunity to photograph the four generations of the family. We spent a lot of time thinking about how we needed to approach it.”

According to The Telegraphthe Royal Mail is also printing 6 other postage stamps to commemorate the Queen’s 90th birthday. The set features pictures of the Queen in her younger years and in her various roles as the British monarch. The stamps will be available in Britain’s post offices starting on April 21, Thursday. 

Photos from the Royal Mail/EPA

– Rappler.com

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