Prince George just gets cuter with every new photo op! The 8-month-old heir to the British throne reappeared in New Zealand on Wednesday, April 16, as he and his parents, Kate Middleton and Prince William, boarded a flight to Sydney, Australia. Click here to see more pics of George.
The royal family arrived at Wellington Airport following their visit to the Royal New Zealand Police College earlier in the day. All three were in shades of blue — the Duchess, 32, wore a skirt suit by New Zealand designer Rebecca Taylor, while her husband and son color-coordinated in navy and white.
George wiggled in his father's arms as they walked across the airfield and up the steps to the plane. It marked the first time the Duke had been photographed holding the little prince since they left the hospital in July.
The remaining week and a half of the family's tour will take place in Australia. Plenty still awaits them, but it will be difficult to top their experience in New Zealand, which the Duke of Cambridge praised in a speech at Wigram Air Force Museum earlier this week.
"As you all know, this is Catherine's first visit to New Zealand, and the two of us could not be more grateful for the way in which we have been made to feel so very welcome," he said. "There have been many highlights from the past 10 days in this beautiful country — Catherine beating me at sailing does not count amongst them, not for me anyway."
He went on to praise the "resilience and adaptability" of New Zealand and, in particular, the city of Christchurch, which weathered a devastating earthquake in 2011. "You should be proud that, because of the undaunted spirit of New Zealanders, Christchurch is a city that has chosen not only to survive but to thrive," Prince William said. "Catherine and I look forward to returning to see how this historic and yet energetic, 21st century city takes shape."
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