Eagle-eyed royal fans were excited to spot a never-seen-before photo of Prince George and his proud grandfather Prince Charles this week. The framed family snap had pride of place in a video released in support of Earth Hour UK 2015. In the sweet picture, which appears to have been taken in the summer, Charles can be seen holding the young Prince, who is wearing a sun hat and dungarees.
The 66-year-old royal released the video clip to support the world's biggest environmental event, Earth Hour on Saturday 28 March at 8.30pm. Charles said he would take part in the event by turning off all non-essential lighting at his residences.
The emergence of the photo - the first time Charles has been pictured holding his grandson - follows recent reports which suggested that the future King is unhappy with the amount of time he gets to spend with George.
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Prince Charles allowed royal fans a glimspe of a new photo of him with Prince George in a new video
The 66-year-old has made no secret of his love for George, who is the first child of his son Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton. Charles also revealed that he was hoping for a granddaughter when it was announced that the couple were expecting their second child together in September.
"I’m happy I’m going to be a grandfather again. I’m looking forward to it – but I hope it will be a girl this time."
Charles is due to become a grandfather for the second time in the next few weeks, however there has been much speculation about Kate's due date. The 33-year-old revealed that her child will be born "mid-to-end of April" at a recent engagement, however bookmakers cut the odds that Kate will welcome her second baby in March after a recent surge of bets.
Prince Charles is close to his grandson Prince George
The Duchess has remained incredibly active throughout her second pregnancy and carried out a number of public engagements – she will undertake her last engagement before going on maternity leave on Friday.
The release of the Prince's video message comes just 24 hours after it was announced that his private letters to the government will be made public, after a Supreme Court ruling paved the way for their publication.