Prince George’s sixth birthday is TODAY! Where is he celebrating and how are royal birthdays marked?

PRINCE George is growing up fast. With the future king turning six, we thought we’d let you know all the details about his birthday.

So how is he celebrating, what do his parents Prince William and Kate Middleton have planned and how will the country mark the young royal’s big day?

Three new photos of George taken by his mum have been released for his birthday
Three new photos of George taken by his mum have been released for his birthday
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When is Prince George’s sixth birthday?

Prince George was born on July 22, 2013.

His parents are Prince William and Kate Middleton, also known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Kate gave birth at the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital, London.

She and William introduced George to the world on the hospital’s steps on July 23, 2013.

His name was announced as George Alexander Louis the following day, and his full title as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.

As the couple’s eldest child, he’s big brother to siblings Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

Prince George made his public debut outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital
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Where is Prince George celebrating his sixth birthday?

The royals tend to be fairly secretive about their lives away from official engagements, but it’s been reported that George requested a low key sixth birthday party.

It has been claimed that the family will spend the day at the family’s country estate, Anmer Hall in Norfolk.

It’s thought that he has asked for it to be a day spent with his family.

There is a suggestion that he might have a small party for his friends from school back in London to celebrate.

He spent his fifth birthday playing on a beach while the family were on holiday at the private island of Mustique.

The Prince is said to be a keen sportsman like his dad
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How are royal birthdays usually marked?

Royal birthdays have been marked in several different ways.

For example, the Royal Horse Artillery celebrated the Duke of Edinburgh’s 97th in June 2018 with a 41-gun salute in London’s Hyde Park.

On the Queen’s 92nd birthday in April 2018, gun salutes were held across the UK and in British overseas territory.

She also attended a concert at the Royal Albert Hall billed as The Queen’s Birthday Party, where artists including Sting, Sir Tom Jones, Kylie Minogue, Shaggy and Craig David performed.

How was Prince George’s fifth birthdaymarked?

The Royal Mint has released a £5 coin to celebrate George’s fifth birthday last year.

The uncirculated coin features the iconic Saint George and the dragon, and is inscribed with the year 2018.

Dubbed “The Progress of the Prince”, it’s presented with fold-out packaging.

The special memento costs £13.

For royal enthusiasts, there are two other versions of the coin – which come with a slightly more expensive price tag.

There’s an £82.50 silver proof piece and a £500 sovereign in 22-carat gold, which will be struck on George’s birthday.

The Royal Mint also launched coins to mark George’s christening, as well as his first and second birthdays.

He spent his last birthday on holiday with his family
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