updated 07/19/2014 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 07/19/2014 AT 5:30 PM ET
And here is the evidence of little Prince George’s rapid progress.
Just before his first birthday on July 22, his proud parents have released a picture showing George walking toward the camera.
William and Kate, both 32, chose a butterfly exhibit at London’s Natural History Museum as the location for this photo, released in honor of their son’s big milestone.
The pic shows a confident George making progress in a way only a 1-year-old can. Using his arms to steady himself, he is about to totter toward photographer John Stillwell, of the Press Association wire service in the U.K.