The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took Prince George on the first official public engagement of their 19-day tour of New Zealand and Australia- his first official public engagement (wonder if you can get little photo books with ‘My First Public Engagement’ on the front?!)
The royal couple met fellow mothers and fathers of 8 month old babies at Government House, the home of the governor-general, in Wellington at an event organised by the childcare organisation Plunket.
The idea was to give William and Catherine the chance to introduce the Prince George to the world in a less formal way than usual. It’s a big thing for an 8 month old to play nicely in front of the world’s press … and apparently for his Dad, too, as Prince William was heard to comment “it’s madness, there are babies everywhere!”
Tristine Clark, New Zealand president of Plunket, said: “The parents are a spread of all the communities in New Zealand, including Maoris, Samoans, people of Chinese descent and gay couples.
“This is a very multi-cultural country and we wanted the duke and duchess to meet people from all backgrounds.”
The Prince wore a £75 pair of blue “sailboat smocked dungarees” by the British designer Rachel Riley over a white milo body t-shirt by Chelsea Clothing Company, with soft Navy Alex Pre-Walkers shoes by Early Days. The sailboat dungarees are already a sell-out!