Prince George, the eldest son of Prince William and Duchess Kate, is now 8 years old.

The junior royal stands third in line to the British throne, but he seems to share hobbies with normal kids his age. New pictures show the little prince playing football.

New pictures of Prince George: He's growing up

You almost won't recognize Prince George and papa William in the new photos published by news portal The Rumble on Twitter.

The two seem to be having a wonderfully normal father-son day. They hardly even stand out from the crowd.

In his blue and white jersey, Prince George runs across the football pitch with great concentration.

Judging by his flushed cheeks, the royal was giving it his all. Above all, however, it is striking how tall George is, and his resemblance to William is becoming increasingly clear.

The royal dad must have cheered for his eldest son from the sidelines.

Casually dressed in a parka and hat, William posed for a snap with the opposing team, looking in quite a good mood.

With these pictures, the royals once again prove they aren't so different from the rest of us — quite likeable.