Prince George is sure to be looking forward to a very exciting weekend, as he prepares to celebrate his 5th birthday on 22nd July.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s eldest son is likely delighted by the prospect of his upcoming birthday, given that this year will be one of the first he really remembers.
And of course, it’ll be his first with his new little brother, Prince Louis, in tow.
So how will Prince George celebrate his birthday?
It’s thought that Catherine and William will hold a private, low-key party for George, as they have done in previous years.
In the past, the couple have invited family and some of George’s friends round for a simple birthday bash – and now, it’s likely that some students from the Prince’s new school, Thomas’s Battersea, will be attending too.
However, what is not clear is where the Cambridge family will be celebrating Prince George’s birthday.
According to reports, the family, alongside the Middleton’s, are in Mustique on a rare family holiday. Mustique is a small private island in the Grenadines, regularly frequented by royalty, celebrities and the wealthy.
The island has around 100 luxury villas, and operates a no-fly zone, meaning that if the Cambridge’s have headed there, they’re guaranteed a private stay.
It would certainly make sense, as Catherine and William have no royal duties scheduled in for the next few days, and it’s likely that George and Charlotte are already on their school holidays. It would also be the family’s first holiday as a family of five – so definitely a special moment!
However, if the family are at home, it’s likely that they’ll be celebrating at Anmer Hall, their luxury home in the Norfolk countryside.
And while the Cambridge family will be excited about celebrating George’s big day, the future King’s birthday is also being marked in another, rather significant way.
Ahead of 22nd, the Royal Mint have released an official commemorative £5 coin, to celebrate “the young prince’s life”.
The uncirculated coin, which is made of a ‘finer finish’ than others, features the Prince’s namesake, St. George, in a pretty impressive design.
The coin will cost £13, and would be perfect for any royal fan or avid coin collector. However, if you fancy splashing out, it’s also on sale in a silver proof, costing a much more expensive £82.50. And if you really want to treat yourself, a third version is also available, made of 22 carat gold – and on sale for £500!