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Others wax more poetic. Columnist Allison Pearson says the young prince is so “scrumptious” that a new word - “Georgeous” - has been coined to describe his effect on people. One newspaper noted that George has become the second most popular name in Britain, just behind William.

GEORGE IS JUST LIKE YOU AND ME - BUT NOT REALLY

Most children get a cake, plus some cookies or ice cream on their first birthday. For George’s big day, the Royal Mint is striking 7,500 sterling silver coins. That’s no simple matter. The design had to be approved by Queen Elizabeth II - why do you think they call it the Royal Mint? - as well as by his parents and the Treasury Secretary, George Osborne.

GEORGE HAS CENTER STAGE - FOR NOW

William and Kate have expressed an interest in having more children, but have otherwise kept their plans private. Asked in March whether they are planning to give George a sibling, William said: “Maybe one day. One’s enough at the moment.”