Prince George of Cambridge and third in line to the throne is three years old today.

The little boy looks splendid in new photos released by

The youngster's adorable photos were taken at Amner Hall, Prince William and Kate Middleton's country home.

In the first picture, Prince George sits on a swing staring straight into the camera.

Decked in a light blue shirt with dark blue shorts, British's royalty can be seen standing atop the swing which has "William and Catherine" etched into it in a other shot.

Dailymail reports the swing was a wedding present to the royal couple.

In the final shot, the happy birthday boy is seen on one knee feeding the family dog Lupo.

The Palace also released a statement on behalf of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

It reads: "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to share four new photographs of Prince George to mark his third birthday. They were taken by photographer Matt Porteous at their home in Norfolk in mid-July. The Duke and Duchess hope that people will enjoy seeing these new photographs. They would like to thank everyone for all the lovely messages they have received as Prince George celebrates his third birthday."