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Prince George has turned eight and his parents Prince William and Kate Middleton have shared a new picture of their adorable son.

The young royal, who recently attended the England match against Italy in the European Championships at Wembley Stadium in London, looked every inch the birthday boy as he posed in a navy polo shirt and shorts for the annual birthday portrait.

Along with the sweet picture, a short statement said: "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share a new photograph of Prince George ahead of his eighth birthday tomorrow.

"The photograph was taken earlier this month in Norfolk by The Duchess."

Meanwhile the Duchess of Cambridge, who captured the adorable picture, also paid tribute to the Queen's late husband, Prince Philip, after he died aged 99 in April.

Prince George appeared to be sat on the bonnet of a Land Rover Defender in the snap which was one of the Duke of Edinburgh's favourite cars.

The great-grandfather of Prince George was transported to St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in a Land Rover hearse, which he designed himself, which was "inspired by tongue-in-cheek joke he shared with the Queen".

The Land Rover was made at the manufacturers' factory in Solihull in 2003, with Prince Philip requesting a repaint in military green and designing the open top rear, with special "stops" in place to secure the coffin.

The cushions displayed medals and decorations that had been awarded to Prince Philip by the United Kingdom and other countries around the world.

These included the Field Marshal's baton, Royal Air Force Wings and insignia from Denmark and Greece, the countries of which he was born into the Royal families of.

The idea behind the hearse actually started out as a joke, with Philip telling the Queen that, if he died, she should “stick me in the back of a Land Rover and drive me to Windsor”.

Mum-of-three Kate has found a true hobby in photography as she often shares private candid snaps of her children for special moments and occasions in royal life.

Last year to celebrate his seventh birthday, the Duchess posted a beautiful picture of her son on a countryside walk as he donned a camouflage T-shirt.

Meanwhile royal fans love the opportunity to get an insight into the Cambridges’ lives without the official pomp and circumstance.

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