Prince George Covers Vanity Fair! Take a Look Back at His First Year as a Royal

See how George spent his first year of life

By Brett Malec Jul 08, 2014 4:38 PMTags
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Can you believe Prince George is almost 1 year old?!

In honor of his first birthday, Prince William and Kate Middleton's adorable royal baby boy has landed on the cover of the latest issue of Vanity Fair (on sale this week). In the precious cover pic, little George stares at his papa while being held by mom. The resemblance between the tot and his good-looking parents is undeniable.

In the accompanying article, writer Katie Nicholl reveals some surprising insights into George's first year of life. For instance, did you know George wasn't as well behaved as he seemed during his first public appearances?

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"Kate expressed relief that George behaved well during his first few public appearances," reads the story. "Nicholl reports that for the first few months the prince cried loudly and frequently, and he was not sleeping through the night. Nanny Jessie Webb tried hard to get him into a routine, but the baby prince, who was still breastfeeding, was permanently hungry. Nicholl reveals that it was only in the new year, when Kate introduced solids, that George finally slept through the night."

George's needy behavior made Will and Kate a bit worried about their highly publicized tour of New Zealand and Australia.

"William privately admitted to being nervous about the long-haul flight, tropical climate, and intense media interest, but there was no suggestion of leaving George behind," states the piece. "The Queen gave the Cambridges her blessing for them to fly together, even though this was a breach of protocol because direct heirs do not usually travel together. Upon his arrival, a senior aide who was on the trip tells Nicholl, ‘George didn't really suffer from jet lag—he settled down very quickly.'"

And despite being the world's most famous baby, Will and Kate insist that George receives a "normal upbringing."

"They take George to playdates at the homes of friends, among them Kate's old Marlborough friend Alice St. John Webster, who has a baby several months older than George," read the article. "As for speculation about when Prince George will have a sibling, Nicholl reports that there are rumors among the couple's friends that they plan to try this summer."