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A copy of the birth register for Britain's Prince George of Cambridge, which was signed by his father, the Duke of Cambridge, at Kensington Palace in London on Friday Aug. 2, 2013.

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Prince George finally has a birth certificate.

Kensington Palace officials announced that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on Friday formally registered the birth of their son.

"The Duke of Cambridge signed the birth register at Kensington Palace this morning, witnessed by a Registrar from Westminster Register Office," the palace said in a statement.

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The future king was born on July 22 at the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in Central London. Since then, the family has been staying at the home of the Duchess's parents in Bucklebury about 80 kilometres west of London.

Though issued a standard birth certificate, the couple did not have to visit their local register office to fill out the form. Instead a registrar visited the Duke at Kensington Palace.

On the certificate, the Duke of Cambridge lists his profession as Prince of the United Kingdom. He could have instead said he was a Royal Air Force helicopter pilot.

The Duke is on a two-week paternity leave from his duties with a search-and-rescue unit based at Anglesey, Wales. His contract with the unit ends in the fall and it is not clear if he will stay on. His first public engagement since the birth will be on Aug. 14 when he attends the Anglesey agricultural show, the palace has announced.

The Duke, Duchess and Prince George will eventually move into Kensington Palace, which is going through a $2-million renovation. They also have access to Anmer Hall, a 10-bedroom house on the Queen's Sandringham Estate in Norfolk.

According to media reports in Britain, the Queen had to pay the current tenant of Anmer, James Everett, a "generous settlement" to break his lease on the property which ran until 2017.

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