Monday 25 June 2018

Prince George's playdate

Prince William, Kate and Prince George attend Plunkett's Parent's Group at Government House on April 9, 2014 in Wellington, New Zealand.
Prince William, Kate and Prince George attend Plunkett's Parent's Group at Government House on April 9, 2014 in Wellington, New Zealand.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, the first official trip overseas with their son, Prince George.
Kate commented that George had just begun teething to the mother of one of his new pals, a girl called Paige.
It's believed to be the first time he has been put in a playgroup setting.
Prince George joined 10 other babies at the world’s most exclusive playgroup.
As the Duchess was holding George he pulled at her hair and put it in his mouth.
The purpose of the playgroup was to introduce Prince George to the world in a low pressure setting, integrating with other children.
The eight-month-old showed that he has become mobile a full month earlier than his father did, as he crawled around a plush carpet littered with toys.
Prince George’s smart navy blue dungarees that were attracting more interest on Twitter.
The playgroup was organised by The Royal New Zealand Plunket Society, or Plunket for short, which provides free parental support services to more than nine in ten babies.
The Prince wore a £75 pair of “sailboat smocked dungarees” by the British designer Rachel Riley over a white T-shirt, with soft blue pre-walking shoes.
The babies chosen as George’s playmates were as politically-correct a collection as New Zealand could muster. They included the daughter of two gay fathers and children of Maori, Samoan, Polish and Oriental descent.
It is thought to be the first time Prince George has played with a large group of babies.
Prince George had no fear in pulling himself up towards the other children – and stealing their toys.
He was a lively youngster, waving his arms and and kicking his legs in excitement as he spotted the other children with their toys.
The Duchess, wearing a Tory Burch dress, carried Prince George on her hip as she chatted and giggled with other parents about their shared experiences of bringing up babies.
The Prince then turned to a little girl called Paige who was with her parents, Jenny Stevens, 34, who is British, and Kiwi father Mark, 43.
He was a lively youngster, waving his arms and and kicking his legs in excitement as he spotted the other children with their toys.
George excitedly bobbed around, indicating that as well as mastering crawling, he isn't far off cruising either.
The Duke and Duchess, who had spent 48 hours of rest and relaxation at a spa resort near Wellington.

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