Friday 20 April 2018

Prince George works the (play)room like a pro on first official engagement

William and Kate arriving with Prince George at a special playgroup in Wellington, New Zealand

Gordon Rayner in Wellington

Britain's Prince George made his first major public engagement yesterday look nothing more than child's play.

The future British king joined 10 other babies for the world's most exclusive playgroup and showed that – even at the age of eight months – he already knows how to work a room, well a playroom at any rate.

Unfortunately for the other boys and girls, the boisterous prince also proved he knows how to get his own way.

Toys were pinched, hair was chewed, and faces were (accidentally) biffed as Prince George "owned the place".

The playgroup was at Government House in Wellington, New Zealand – the family's base for the rest of their New Zealand tour.

Grant Collinge (38), who met the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton with his wife Magda Gurbowicz and their son Lucas, said: "George is bubbly, quite feisty and he took control. He crawled to the centre of the room and he owned the place. He homed in on certain toys and took the ones he wanted. No one was going to stand in his way!"

The toddler prince was certainly a lot less fazed than his dad, Duke of Cambridge Prince William, who exclaimed: "It's madness, there are babies everywhere." (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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