The grounds of government house in Victoria were transformed into a petting zoo and playground for a Royal play date with Princess Charlotte and Prince George on Thursday.
On day six of the Canadian Royal Visit, this marked the children’s first official public outing together.
On the guest list for the party were 24 local military families from The Esquimalt Military Family Resource Centre, with 24 children, who have loved ones deployed. All children present were under the age of five.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) September 29, 2016
The young royals enjoyed themselves petting sheep, rabbits and miniature horses that were in a white picket fence enclosure.
Charlotte was seen looking visibly entertained by the pastel-coloured balloon archway. She batted and hugged the balloons. She also petted and sat on Moose, a Golden retriever-poodle cross dog, that works as a cancer therapy dog.
George spent much of the party at a bubble blowing table with his father.
At one point he held a squirt gun that shot out bubbles while William waved bubble wand creating huge bubbles.
TRH were delighted to have the opportunity to introduce George and Charlotte to children from Canadian military families #RoyalVisitCanada pic.twitter.com/1w6WMScnDE — Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) September 29, 2016
The family, William, Kate, Charlotte and George also gathered around a balloon-maker who twisted out animal shapes for the Royal children. George held one of the balloons.
The party was the only public engagement for the day for the royal family, dedicating the rest to quality time together.