For the first time since they made their memorable arrival in Canada on Sunday, September 24, Prince George, 3, and Princess Charlotte, 16 months, stepped out today for a kid-friendly garden party.
The event, attended by military children and their families, marks the first official engagement Princess Charlotte has ever attended — and only the fifth time she has ever been seen in public since her birth on May 2, 2015.
The party took place outside British Columbia’s Government House, where Prince George and Princess Charlotte have been staying for the duration of their visit.
When the Royal Family arrived, Princess Charlotte made a beeline to the balloon display, quickly dropping her mother’s hand and running off to play with them.
It is said that Prince George was slightly more reserved upon his arrival, but quickly warmed up when he was given a Finding Nemo bubble gun, according to Rebecca English, Royal Correspondent for the Daily Mail.
All children in attendance were treated to a private petting zoo, bubbles, balloon animals, and a puppet show, according to Victoria Murphy, Daily Mirror’s Royal Correspondent — and there were even miniature ponies!
According to attendees, Princess Charlotte was very adventurous and independent — running around, having fun, and exploring everything the party had to offer. Prince George had fun, but was more comfortable staying close to Mom and Dad — both of whom split the parenting responsibilities, with one parent keeping an eye on each child at all times.
More highlights from the day of fun include:
Prince George mesmerized by bubbles.
Princess Charlotte taking a nose-dive into the fur of a rabbit.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte getting a balloon animal.
And Princess Charlotte calling for “Dada” — the first word we’ve ever heard her say!
Something tells me that no matter how hard the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have worked this week while traveling all over Canada, it’s these two who really stole the show.