Prince George's family--The royal baby portrait is finally here! One month after Prince George was born, his first formal photos with his parents, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, have been released by the palace -- and they're as wonderful as we imagined.

As had been widely speculated, the portraits were not taken by a professional photographer but rather by Kate's father, Michael Middleton, at the Middleton home in Bucklebury this month. The royal family's black cocker spaniel, Lupo, is included, Prince George appears to be wrapped in the same swaddling blanket he was brought home from the hospital in and overall the snaps are more personal and informal in feeling. (Prince William's first baby photos, by comparison, appeared rather posed.)

The decision to forgo a more formal format is characteristic of Will and Kate's approach to royalty. As William stated strongly to CNN today in his first televised interview since Georgie's birth, "I'm as independent as I want to be, same as Catherine and Harry. We've all grown up differently to other generations, and I very much feel that if I can do it myself, I'm going to do it myself."

Will also dished with CNN's Max Foster about life as a new dad, admitting that the infant is "a little bit of a rascal" and that he was the one who "did the first nappy... a badge of honor."

The rest of Will's interview will air on September 15, but now that we've got Georgie photos to tide us over, we're completely satisfied. Take a look at the adorable family in their first official pictures together.
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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
The ever-stylish Duchess Kate met Prince William at a university . She and the future king had an on-again, off-again relationship before tying the knot on April 29, 2011.

Prince William
Prince George's dad recently left his job to focus full-time on royal duties.

Queen Elizabeth
Paternal great-grandmother
England's reigning monarch assumed the throne in 1953 at age 25 and may become the country's longest-serving monarch.

Prince Philip
Paternal great-grandfather
The queen's husband recently overcame ill health. Their wedding took place on November 20, 1947.

Prince Charles
Paternal grandfather
Prince George's grandfather is second in line for the throne (what milestone did he recently pass?). His first marriage to Princess Diana ended in divorce, and he married again in 2005.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
Paternal step-grandmother
Prince Charles' wife is a controversial figure in England. She is expected to assume this title when Prince Charles becomes king.

Michael & Carole Middleton
Maternal grandparents
Duchess Kate's parents met when they both worked for British Airways . They now run a successful family business.

Prince Harry
Prince William's younger brother  is known as a bit of a troublemaker. Like his brother, he works in the armed forces . He's also rumored to be dating an heiress.

Pippa & James Middleton
Aunt & uncle
Pippa Middleton is Duchess Kate's socialite younger sister. She works as a writer  and is rumored to be engaged .Following in the model of their parents, younger brother James Middleton has his own business.