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Updated: Sun, 30 Mar 2014 07:12:49 GMT | By The Associated Press, cbc.ca

William, Kate and Prince George appear in new official photo



The young royals pose for an official family portrait taken at Kensington Palace on March 18. Jason Bell/Camera Press via Getty Images

The young royals pose for an official family portrait taken at Kensington Palace on March 18. Jason Bell/Camera Press via Getty Images

An official family photograph of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their son, Prince George, was released on Saturday ahead of their forthcoming tour of New Zealand and Australia.

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The eight-month old, who is third in line to the throne, is pictured alongside his parents in a window of their apartment at Kensington Palace in London.

George is looking toward the family's pet dog, which is called Lupo.

The picture was taken by photographer Jason Bell earlier this month.

He also took official photographs of Prince George's Christening last October.

The royals, accompanied by Prince George, will visit New Zealand and Australia from April 7 to 25.

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