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Friday 19 September 2014

It's a royal walkabout as George takes his first steps

James Edgar

Published 16/06/2014 | 02:30

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George attend the Royal Charity Polo during the Maserati Jerudong Trophy at Cirencester Park Polo Club yesterday in England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for La Martina)
Kate Middleton with her son Prince George yesterday.
Prince George's first steps are grabbing all the attention.

THE world has followed his every move but now Prince George's first steps are grabbing all the attention.

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Just over a month shy of his first birthday, the chubby prince showed the world that he has mastered the art of standing on his own two feet and walking.

Clutching his mother's hand determinedly, the third in line to the throne shuffled along as Kate Middleton beamed with pride at her son's efforts.

Last week she had strongly hinted at an event that her son had been taking his first steps, but this is the first time he has been pictured walking.

The prince was taken out into the Cotswolds sunshine to support Prince William at a charity polo match on Father's Day.

He looked like an aspiring sportsman in the making as he keenly grabbed at the polo mallets lying on the ground while Prince William and Prince Harry competed.

The young prince even seemed gripped by World Cup fever as he played with a soft football on the grass.

Wearing a white polo T-shirt under red-and-white candy-striped dungarees, he was the centre of attention at the annual Jerudong Trophy match at Cirencester Park Polo Club in Gloucestershire, England.

Crawling around, grabbing at his mother's ankles and clearly intrigued by the horses, the future king looked as if he was having fun on the family day out.

At one point he did temporarily lose his cool, but a reassuring cuddle from his mother soon calmed him down.

The princes are regular players at the event, which raises money for good causes. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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