Prince George carried out his first official engagement Wednesday: a royal playdate at Government House in Wellington, New Zealand, with parents Prince William and Kate Middleton in tow.

Royal Family Attends Plunket Playdate In New Zealand

The royal family is currently visiting Australia and took some time to meet with 10 families with children around the same age as Prince George, who is 8-months-old. The event was meant to bring awareness to the non-profit, Plunket, which helps new parents in New Zealand.

Woolf Crown Copyright

While the young Prince played with his newfound baby friends and an assortment of toys, his parents swapped stories of sleepless nights with the other parents, who were chosen to reflect the diversity of New Zealand.

“Even though we come from a very different background we have got a lot in common with the Duke and Duchess because we’ve been through the sleepless nights and we can talk to them about our experiences. We are all first-time parents, like them, so it should be quite easy to chat with them,” Kate Bainbridge, a parent who attended the event, told reporters before meeting the royal family.

Prince George Is Growing Up

Other attendees revealed details about Prince George after the event, revealing that the baby is very close to being able to stand and try to walk. Grant Collinge, who attended with his baby son, Lucas, told reporters that Prince George is also teething and has about “four or five teeth” emerging, which must come in handy as Collinge also revealed that Prince George has begun eating solid foods.

Woolf Crown Copyright

Like any baby, George reportedly fought with his playmates over toys, but all in all was described as a kind baby. When he wasn’t playing, sources say he was tucked safely in his mother’s arms.

Olivia Truffaut-Wong

More on the Royal Family:

> Queen Elizabeth Welcomes Prince George In Annual Christmas Speech

> Prince William Recalls Nelson Mandela At 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' Premiere

> Kate Middleton Attends Children's Charity Event In London, Impresses Organizers

> Pippa Middleton Purchased $11,000 Christening Gift For Prince George

> Prince William And Kate Middleton Start Ring O’Fire Anglesey Marathon

> Prince George Photos: Kate Middleton & Prince William Pose With Royal Baby

Read more about:

Leave a comment