Princess Charlotte speaks
VICTORIA, British Columbia: It was the day Charlotte and George stole the royal show in Canada.
As the young prince showed off his bubble-making skills at a children’s party, his baby sister upstaged him by not only uttering her first word in public but also performing her first walkabout.
Making a beeline for a balloon arch, the 16-monthold delightedly hugged it before saying: “Pop!”
The youngsters were guests of honour at a bash thrown in the gardens of Government House, British Columbia, to mark their first tour of Canada with the duke and duchess of Cambridge.
Staff pulled out all the stops to make the party a memorable one, bringing in a petting zoo – complete with miniature horses, dogs and rabbits – balloon animal modellers and even a puppet show.
The party was also attended by 24 children from the Military Family Resource Centre, a charity which supports families where one parent is deployed overseas.
George, 3, seemed a little hesitant about getting involved at first but then got into the swing of things and grabbed an orange, fishshaped bubble-maker before cheekily squirting his sister and father and enjoying a pony ride.
At one point Kate could be seen scooping Charlotte into her arms and dancing as a guitarist played La Bamba with a giant children’s character. Charlotte had a toy musical instrument in her hand and played along happily until she dropped it as she stuffed her fingers into her mouth, clearly teething.
George, meanwhile, turned his attentions to a soft black and white rabbit, stroking it as his father held him in his arms. Charlotte also appeared to enjoy the animals, hugging the same black and white rabbit.
George and Charlotte have been based with their parents at Government House in Victoria, the official residence of the queen’s representative in British Columbia.
They will all fly back to the UK tomorrow. – Daily Mail
Kate and Charlotte