It's been a busy week for the Royal Family.

Princess Charlotte turns one, Prince George met the Obamas, the Queen and Prince Harry starred in a hilarious promo for the upcoming Invictus Games, and Kate Middleton has appeared on her very first Vogue cover.

Phew!

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To mark the occasion today of the first birthday of Princess Charlotte,  daughter of Prince William and his wife, a series of captivating official photographs have been released showing her in all her adorable cuteness.

The pics were taken by her mommy, The Duchess of Cambridge with baby Charlotte bearing a remarkable likeness to her older brother, Prince George and showing just how gorgeous she is.

Prince George himself has had something of a starring role too when he met Barack and Michelle Obama during their brief trip to London last week.

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It was nearly George's bedtime when he was introduced to to the President and First Lady so he looked a little bemused in his fluffy dressing gown and slippers—something Obama referred to in his final White House Correspondents dinner speech over the weekend, joking that he doesn't get nearly as much respect now he is an outgoing President and that it was "a slap in the face".

Prince George discussing serious matters of state with President Obama.

Moving on to George & Charlotte's great grandmother, the Queen, who turned 90 last week.

Her grandson, Prince Harry (<swoon>) is an avid supporter of the military and has been a driving force behind the Invictus Games which is a bi-annual event for wounded soldiers. This year's games are being hosted in Florida from May 8-12 and are an inspiration for injured servicemen and women.

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The Obamas tweeted Prince Harry using the Flotus Twitter account saying the US team, responding to his challenge, are going to "bring it" to the games.  Prince Harry's reply?  He sent his own video, enlisting his grandmother, who just happens to be the Queen to laugh off their trash talk.

After the Queen's memorable appearance in the James Bond sequence during the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony, she's certainly  showing her sense of humor as she gets older!

And finally Kate's Vogue shoot.

It's impossible to avoid comparison with the late Princess Diana's four Vogue covers, which were iconic, beautiful and just perfect. Kate may be following in Diana's footsteps, but she will never be able to fill her shoes and as such she is in an incredibly difficult position.

 

 

Apparently Kate had a lot of input into the styling of the photos and unfortunately the result is a bit.....meh.

Yes she's beautiful, but her blow dry is starting to look a little dated, her eyebrows are just too dark and thick and, while she was trying to go for understated, casual country she's ended up dressed in clothes that age her and she just looks boring.

Far from iconic.

 

 

A cute little Prince George stamp of approval for his 'Gan-Gan'...

Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 90th birthday tomorrow, and the UK Royal Mail have released a new set of stamps in her honor.

It features all four of the current and future monarchs, including two year old Prince George, in what will be the first of many stamps bearing his image.

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The photographer, Ranald Mackechnie, was faced with the challenge of getting a photo with not only all four of the subjects together and looking good, but the shot also needed to be divided into separate pictures of each royal head for individual stamps.  This proved a bit of a problem as it meant that little Prince George had to stand alone, and obviously he's considerably smaller than the rest of the group...

The solution was to stand the young prince on a stack of foam blocks, bringing him up to roughly the same height as his father, grandfather and great-grandmother. He certainly seems very happy with the situation—what two year old doesn't love climbing up on blocks and posing for the camera?

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The resulting picture is adorable. He's grinning proudly in his cute little royal outfit with his cute little red cheeks.  He's just so engaging, and according to those at the shoot, was incredibly well behaved.  He'll certainly have to get used to when he's King—Queen Elizabeth has appeared on an incredible 200 billion stamps in her 63 year reign and sat for 129 official portraits!

If you are an avid stamp collector or a royal lover or you just don't have anything better to do with your cash, you can buy the new commemorative stamps here!

The individual stamps from the whole shot.

 

 

 

Kate Middleton (aka the Duchess of Cambridge) and Prince William are expecting their second child!

The royal couple are already parents to little Prince George, born on July 22 2013.

"Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child," said the official announcement on Monday morning. "The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news.

"As with her first pregnancy, The Duchess is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Her Royal Highness will no longer accompany The Duke of Cambridge on their planned engagement in Oxford today.  The Duchess is being treated by doctors at Kensington Palace."

You may recall poor Kate suffered from horrid morning sickness the first time round, so hopefully this time she will have a better idea what to expect.

Also, considering she must be at least a couple of months along at this point, how skinny does she look? You'd just never know!

Baby bump watch begins NOW!

 

Prince William and Princess Kate continued their tour of Australia and New Zealand with a visit to Sydney's Taronga Zoo on Sunday, where baby George met a bilby named in his honor.

Bilby's are a rat-like marsupial, and the Aussie version of the Easter bunny. The little prince turns nine months old on Tuesday, and apparently tried to climb into the enclosure more than once.

"He's trying to grab his ear," said Kate. "If he gets it he'll never let go," added William. Kate stepped in when zoo keeper Paul Davies coaxed the bilby closer to George, saying, "He's got quite a strong grab actually."

Now there's a little tyke who knows what he wants and goes for it! Adorable.

 

Prince George is on his first official tour and we can't get over how cute he is!

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The future King is in Wellington, New Zealand with Prince William and Kate Middleton - excuse us, the Duchess of Cambridge - and enjoyed a Plunkett's Parents Group playdate at Government House on Wednesday.

William and Kate met with ten other families with children around the same age as little George, who seemed perfectly happy to mingle with the commoners.

The families chosen represented the broad range of society in New Zealand, including Maoris, Samoans, people of Chinese descent and gay couples, Plunket president Tristine Clarke told reporters.

"I've had a few jealous looks from other parents when they found out we were meeting the Duke and Duchess," attendee Kate Bainbridge added. "Even though we come from a very different background we have got a lot in common with the Duke and Duchess because we've been through the sleepless nights and we can talk to them about our experiences. We are all first-time parents, like them, so it should be quite easy to chat to them."

Adorable!

Barbara Walters has released her annual “10 most fascinating people” list—and you won’t believe who made the cut.

It’s the last year Walters will be making her pick, as she’s retiring in 2014—and Popdust has the rundown on her choices.

The number one will be announced during her TV special which airs December 18, but in the meantime here’s her nine.

2. Kim Kardashian

3. Kanye West

4. Jennifer Lawrence

5. Miley Cyrus

6. Edward Snowden

7. Robin Roberts

8. Prince George (baby son of Prince William and Kate Middleton and third in line to the British throne.)

9. and 10. two of the stars of Duck Dynasty (whose names have yet to be announced)

What do you think about Walters’ choices? Sound off in comments below and tweet us @Popdust