As Prince George would soon learn, being a royal is a lifelong commitment. The 8-month-old began his royal duties early with a playdate in New Zealand on Wednesday.
The royal spawn and his parents, Prince William and wife Kate Middleton, mingled with other young families during an event organized by The Royal New Zealand Plunket Society, a not-for-profit parent support group.
While the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chatted with the other parents, Prince George played amongst a small group of children who were born within a few weeks of the royal’s July 22 birthday.
“We spoke to the Duchess about group play – George had never played with so many babies before,” one father told the Daily Telegraph. “She said it was the most amount of babies they’d ever had in a room with George.”
Reporters at the event noted that the young royal had no trouble taking charge and moving himself in the middle of the crowd to play.
The playdate is just the latest stop on Prince William and Kate’s three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia.