Prince George celebrates his ninth birthday on July 22. The eldest child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has grown up before our eyes

and accompanies her parents to important royal events. Take a look at the life of the boy-to-be-king so far. Prince George was born on July 22, 2013

and is the first child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The prince was born weighing eight pounds, six ounces in the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital

the same place as his father Prince William and uncle Prince Harry. Breaking with royal tradition, Prince William and Catherine introduced George to a large crowd of fans

and members of the press outside the hospital. George became third in line to the British throne after his father Prince William and grandfather Prince Charles

Charles when he was born. It was the first time since the reign of Queen Victoria that three generations in the direct line to the throne were alive at the same time.

The Prince's birth has been celebrated across Britain and the Commonwealth as he is likely to be the future monarch.

George was christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury at St James's Palace in 2013 and has seven godparents - including Prince William's cousin Zara Tindall,