Oops! Apparently, "under embargo" doesn't mean much to some people. Select members of the press were sent the official portraits of the royal family: William, Kate, and baby George (and Lupo!) and were instructed that they weren't to be released until midnight in the U.K., around 7pm EST.

But a few outlets got too excited on Twitter and leaked the photos -- as a "sneak peek." As we previously reported, Kate and Wills have decided to release their own photos to the public as their first official pictures of the new family. And as expected, Kate looks stunning with her hair in bouncing waves. She's wearing the fuschia Knot Front Short Sleeve Dress from Seraphine (a different print from the one she chose while leaving Kensington Palace) while William is comfortable and casual in a gingham button down. The new family looks as happy as can be.

The photos were taken by none other than Michael Middleton, Kate's father in the garden of their family home in Bucklebury, Berkshire.



Click through the gallery above to see more of the first moments for the new family in the spotlight.

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