Pure joy! Prince George and Princess Charlotte were the cutest party guests at a royal engagement at Government House in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, on Thursday, September 29, and Us Weekly’s European bureau chief Omid Scobie was on hand to witness it all! Watch the adorable royal siblings play at the party in the video above!
The children’s party, which was attended by several Canadian military families, was a kid’s dream, and George, 3, and Charlotte, 16 months, had a blast with all the activities. The young royals were treated to a petting zoo with two miniature horses, a goat, a sheep, quails and a rabbit. There was also a puppet show and a guitar player, bubble-making machines and refreshments.
As soon as Prince William and Duchess Kate (in a See by Chloé dress) arrived with their two little ones, Charlotte couldn’t take her eyes off the huge balloon arch entrance to the event. "Charlotte headed straight for the balloons the second Kate put her down (she's walking!), and she rubbed her hands along the balloon arch before hugging it,” Scobie observed of the littlest royal.
“Would you like a balloon, Charlotte?” Prince William said, before picking her up. At one point, Charlotte was heard calling out to “Dada."
George and Charlotte even showed off a little sibling rivalry. George grabbed an orange fish-shaped bubble gun and started firing at his younger sister.
Making their rounds at the one-hour event, William and Kate, both 34, took the kids over to see the animals. “George, do you want to come and see the ponies?” Kate asked, leading the way. George sat on a miniature horse, while Charlotte loved petting the black-and-white rabbit.
Holding Kate’s hand, Charlotte briefly looked at the horses too before going back to stand by her beloved balloons. Then a dog grabbed her attention, and she stroked his back before sitting on him and bouncing up and down.
The Duke and Duchess will spend the rest of the day privately with their children. Earlier in the week, George and Charlotte visited another petting zoo with their nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo, a source told Us Weekly. On Tuesday, September 27, they visited the Beacon Hill Children’s Farm, and saw moose, baby pigs, goats and alpacas.
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