Family walkabout During Prince William Duchess Kate’s appearance in Wales during Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, they brought along two special VIP guests: Prince George and Princess Charlotte!
“Now, off to Wales 🏴,” the Duke of Cambridge, 39, and the Duchess of Cambridge, 40, wrote via Instagram Story on Saturday, June 4. “We’re looking forward to seeing how you’re marking the #PlatinumJubilee at Cardiff Castle today and meeting some of the talented people helping you celebrate in style.”
The married couple — who wed in April 2011 — arrived in Cardiff, Wales, with their two eldest children. George, age 8, matched his father’s outfit in navy slacks and a pinstriped button down. He also wore a blue blazer and a pinstriped button-down. Charlotte, 7 years old, chose a navy coat with blue shoes. Kate, Charlotte’s mother, chose a vibrant red coat. Both ladies held bouquets as they walked about.
Kate and the military veteran, who also have a 4-year-old son Louis with them, didn’t seem to bring their youngest child to the Welsh Jubilee celebrations. However, he did make his Trooping the Colour carriage debut earlier in the week.
Along with Kate, Louis, Charlotte, and George rode in the Horse Guards Parade procession. Camilla, Duchess. Charlotte stopped Louis from waving at the crowds once. The Cambridge children joined their parents, a 74 year-old Duchess from Cornwall. Prince CharlesThe monarch, 96 years old, sat on the Buckingham Palace balcony to view the military flyover on Thursday June 2.
While Charlotte and George eagerly watched the Royal Air Force planes fly past per tradition, Louis wasn’t a fan of the loud noises and covered his ears in the official photos.
In addition to celebrating the queen’s impressive regal accomplishment, Saturday’s appearance also makes history for William and George as the two future Princes of Wales visited the capital city. (William will inherit his father’s princedom when Charles becomes King. William and his eldest child have been preparing for their eventual reigns over the years.
“[George’s] confidence has grown leaps and bounds over the last couple of years,” a source exclusively told Us Weekly in March. “He is assertive, self-assured and knows what he wants, and doesn’t hold back on speaking his mind. His personality is really starting to shine.”
The insider added: “Prince George is already showing that he has what it takes to be the future King of England. … Despite the responsibilities he’ll entail in his future role, Kate and William don’t want to see him grow up too quickly. They’re determined to give him as much of a normal childhood as possible and it’s working wonders. He’s such a lovable, down-to-earth little boy.”
Scroll below for more snaps of George and Charlotte’s Welsh visit with their parents: