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PHOTOS: Britain’s Prince George celebrates first birthday

It seems like just yesterday the eyes of the world were trained on the Lindo Wing door for a first glimpse of the royal baby, but it was a year ago today Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge was born to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge.

The royal family celebrated with a “low key” tea party today at home at the not-so low-key Kensington Palace, according to the Telegraph.

Guests reportedly included the Queen, Kate’s parents and siblings, Prince Harry and others. Both William and Kate also were home for the party, making it “the first time in living memory that a future monarch has celebrated their first birthday with both of their parents,” the Telegraph said.

Here are some photos looking back on Prince George’s busy first year:

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge; her husband, Prince William; and their son leave the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in west London Tuesday July 23, 2013. | AP File Photo Kate, Duchess of Cambridge; her husband, Prince William; and their son leave the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in west London Tuesday July 23, 2013. | AP File Photo

In this handout image provided by Kensington Palace, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, pose for a photograph with their son, Prince George, surrounded by Lupo, the couple's cocker spaniel, and Tilly the retriever (a Middleton family pet) in the garden of the Middleton family home in August 2013 in Bucklebury, Berkshire. | Michael Middleton/Getty Images In this handout image provided by Kensington Palace, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, pose for a photograph with their son, Prince George, surrounded by Lupo, the couple’s cocker spaniel, and Tilly the retriever (a Middleton family pet) in the garden of the Middleton family home in August 2013 in Bucklebury, Berkshire. | Michael Middleton/Kensington Palace via Getty Images

In this handout image provided by Kensington Palace, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, pose for a photograph with their son, Prince George, in the garden of the Middleton family home in August 2013 in Bucklebury, Berkshire. | Michael Middleton/Kensington Palace via Getty Images In this handout image provided by Kensington Palace, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, pose for a photograph with their son, Prince George, in the garden of the Middleton family home in August 2013 in Bucklebury, Berkshire. | Michael Middleton/Kensington Palace via Getty Images

In a handout picture released by Kensington Palace and Camera Press on March 29, 2014, Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, pose with their son Prince George of Cambridge and pet dog Lupo at their residence in Kensington Palace in mid-March 2014. | Jason Bell/AFP Photo/Kensington Palace/Camera Press In a handout picture released by Kensington Palace and Camera Press on March 29, 2014, Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, pose with their son Prince George of Cambridge and pet dog Lupo at their residence in Kensington Palace in mid-March 2014. | Jason Bell/AFP Photo/Kensington Palace/Camera Press

Britain's Prince George is held by his father Prince William as they arrive Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at Chapel Royal in St. James's Palace in London, for the christening of the three month-old Prince. | AP File Photo Britain’s Prince George is held by his father Prince William as they arrive Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at Chapel Royal in St. James’s Palace in London, for the christening of the three month-old prince. | AP File Photo

Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, and her husband Prince William give their son Prince George a stuffed toy of an Australian animal called a Bilby, which has been named after the young prince, during a visit to Sydney's Taronga Zoo on Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Australia. | AP File Photo Britain’s Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, and her husband Prince William give their son Prince George a stuffed toy of an Australian animal called a bilby, which has been named after the young prince, during a visit to Sydney’s Taronga Zoo on Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Australia. | AP File Photo

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge; Prince William, Duke of Cambridge; and Prince George of Cambridge leave Fairbairne Airbase as they head back to the UK  after finishing their Royal Visit to Australia on April 25 2014, in Canberra, Australia. The three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand was the first official trip overseas for the royal baby. | AP File Photo Kate, Duchess of Cambridge; Prince William, Duke of Cambridge; and Prince George of Cambridge leave Fairbairne Airbase as they head back to the UK after finishing their royal visit to Australia on April 25, 2014, in Canberra, Australia. The three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand was the first official trip overseas for the royal baby. | AP File Photo

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince George of Cambridge attend the Royal Charity Polo during the Maserati Jerudong Trophy at Cirencester Park Polo Club on June 15, 2014, in Cirencester, England. | Chris Jackson/Getty Images for La Martina Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince George of Cambridge attend the Royal Charity Polo during the Maserati Jerudong Trophy at Cirencester Park Polo Club on June 15, 2014, in Cirencester, England. | Chris Jackson/Getty Images for La Martina

This photo dated Wednesday, July 2, 2014, was taken to mark the first birthday of Prince George and shows the Prince during a visit to the Sensational Butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum on July 2, 2014, in London, England. | John Stillwell/Getty Images This photo dated Wednesday, July 2, 2014, was taken to mark the first birthday of Prince George and shows the prince during a visit to the Sensational Butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum on July 2, 2014, in London, England. | John Stillwell/Getty Images

This photo taken Wednesday, July 2, 2014, and released Monday, July 21, 2014, to mark Prince George's first birthday, shows Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and the Prince during a visit to the Sensational Butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum, London. | John Stillwell/AP Photo This photo taken Wednesday, July 2, 2014, and released Monday, July 21, 2014, to mark Prince George’s first birthday, shows Britain’s Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and the prince during a visit to the Sensational Butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum, London. | John Stillwell/AP Photo

This photo taken Wednesday, July 2, 2014, and released Monday, July 21, 2014, to mark Prince George's first birthday, shows Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and the Prince during a visit to the Sensational Butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum, London. | John Stillwell/AP Photo This photo taken Wednesday, July 2, 2014, and released Monday, July 21, 2014, to mark Prince George’s first birthday, shows Britain’s Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and the prince during a visit to the Sensational Butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum, London. | John Stillwell/AP Photo