We have a varied selection of updates to share tonight beginning with the question on many royal fans' minds: when will we see the official photos of William, Kate and George? Unlike William's RAF announcement, which we've been told would happen "soon" since last December (it really is expected "soon" at this point... honestly), the press have been assured the photos will be shared by Kensington Palace's Twitter Feed (@Clarence House) shortly - most likely early next week.
We are all excited to see if the royal photos will be taken at the Palace or the Middleton family home in Bucklebury and of course who the lucky royal photographer with the opportunity to take these historic shots is?
Will it be Getty Images Chris Jackson who took the couple's official photo before the Canada tour in 2011, a seasoned Press Association snapper, or possibly William's favourite photographer, Arthur Edwards, who took the unforgettable shots of the Cambridges dancing in Tuvalu?
According to reports circulating in the media today, the photographers could very well be Kate herself, Pippa, Carole and Michael Middleton. In a break with tradition the Cambridges may choose to use their own photographs of Prince George as official portraits.
More from The Mirror's story:
'Kate will break with the tradition of using a celebrity snapper and choose from images taken by herself, sister Pippa and parents Carole and Michael Middleton.
'A royal aide confirmed: "One of the options they are looking at is releasing a couple of family photos they have taken themselves. The new parents are keen not to disrupt three-week-old George's routine with a formal shoot, so Kate is sifting through photos taken at the Middletons' Berkshire home."'
William and Kate are very much modern royals and we have already seen time and time again that they plan to follow their own rules, such as spending Christmas with the Middletons instead of following tradition at Sandringham. We know Kate is a keen photographer and has a keen eye, so family photos would offer a much more relaxed and intimate view of the family. Some will be disappointed that the first official photos of the future monarch will not be taken in a formal setting at the Palace. We'll know for sure next week, which option the Cambridges have chosen - I for one think it is quite possible we'll see family photos.
William, Kate and George plan to travel to Balmoral "in a matter of days rather than weeks" according to the Express. Prince Philip, who has been convalescing at Sandringham in Norfolk, will join the Queen for her annual summer break and is said to be very eager to meet his great-grandson. The Queen briefly met Prince George at Kensington Palace before travelling to Scotland last month.
More from The Express:
'For the first time in more than a century, three heirs to the throne are alive and the 87-year-old Queen is expected to pose for photographs with son Prince Charles, grandson Prince William and great-grandson Prince George. The last such picture was of Queen Victoria in 1894 with her son, grandson and great-grandson: Edward VII, George V and Edward VIII respectively.'
A photo of Her Majesty with three heirs will be very special and of major historical importance to the Commonwealth not to mention to the family themselves. It's been quite a week at Balmoral thus far, with a visit from Sarah, Duchess of York over the weekend. The Queen invited her former daughter-in-law to stay following Princess Beatrice's 25th birthday celebrations. Kate and George are reportedly planning to join William in Anglesey before the trip and the family will travel to Scotland together.
In other news, Prince William has asked his former nanny Jessie Webb to come out of retirement, at the age of 71, to help care for Prince George. He and Kate have approached Jessie - even though the late Princess Diana fired her.
More from The Mirror's story:
'Jessie is regarded by royal aides as a trusted pair of hands who protected the young William and Harry when their parents were going through a traumatic divorce. When Wills was a vulnerable and bewildered boy witnessing screaming matches between Charles and Diana, Jessie often found herself scooping up the lad so he wouldn't have to see his mother sob uncontrollably. The retired nanny is said to be sorely tempted to help the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.'
In surprising news, Kate's right-hand woman Rebecca Deacon has fallen in love with the Cambridges media adviser Nick Loughran. Thirty-year-old Rebecca, assistant private secretary, has become a very important person in Kate's life and found herself working closely with Nick whilst planning engagements. Both Rebecca and Nick, who was a former press officer at the City of London Police, visited Kate in hospital. A royal aide said: "The in-house romance will bring the Cambridges' emerging court even closer together".
It was wonderful to see such a positive reaction to our post on Bucklebury, and in related news, Bucklebury Parish is offering a mug created by the talented Emma Bridgewater in celebration of the birth of Prince George. The commemorative mug retails for £19.95 at Ms. Bridgewater's site and is a lovely piece!
Meanwhile, it seems Beatrix Potter is set to win another fan - Prince George. Kate has apparently decorated her son's nursery with characters from Ms Potter's classic books. Palace officials suggested antique furnitures but the Duchess wanted a more relaxed theme. The books' most popular characters include Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck and Miss Moppet. It has been speculated Kate used the same company that created William's nursery - Dragons of Walton Street who specialise in handmade furniture painted with characters from Beatrix Potter and other popular books.
We'll be back on Wednesday with news on William's Anglesey engagement!