Royal Visit Canada, day six: Charlotte gets cuddly
Princess Charlotte and her new best friend at a children's party in Victoria
(photo Kensington Palace Instagram)
Let's face it, this one doesn't need that many words. Prince George and Princess Charlotte accompanied their parents to a party for military families at Government House, Victoria, British Columbia and looked very cute indeed. And then Charlotte got all cuddly with a rabbit and George went pony riding. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge might have thirty engagements on this tour but you just know what everyone will remember first from Royal Visit Canada.
George and Charlotte made their first appearance since arriving in Canada at the party with George striding down the stairs hand in hand with dad and Charlotte hitching a lift with mum.
The littlest princess of the House of Windsor stayed in the arms of the Duchess of Cambridge for around a whole minute before battling her way to the ground and grabbing a balloon arch with so much force that there was little damage left for George to do. You don't carry the genes of conquerors and kings in your veins and not show it, let's face it.
Prince George sat on a pony... Princess Charlotte fell in love with balloons, and we can't handle it! #RoyalVisitCanada pic.twitter.com/AvyIlGzNC0— TODAY (@TODAYshow) September 29, 2016
Then there were the animals. The party included a petting zoo which led to George sitting on a pony - all kings need to be seen on horseback and starting early is no bad thing.
Charlotte meanwhile was totally enchanted with a rabbit she was allowed to stroke, appearing to not want to let it go. And then she met the dog.
The littlest Cambridge also spoke in public for the first time, to add to her debut walk, and we got another chance to see William holding his daughter. By the looks of things, she has him round her little finger already.