Samir Hussein/WireImage(VICTORIA, British Columbia) — Prince George and Princess Charlotte made their second appearance of their family’s eight-day tour of Canada Thursday at a children’s party for military families.
The 3-year-old prince and 16-month-old princess could hardly contain their excitement at the party, where Charlotte was seen walking and talking for the first time in public. The toddler exclaimed, “Pop!,” as she hugged a balloon arch on the ground and later called her father, “Dada.” Charlotte also excitedly bounded towards a dog named Moose while she and her big brother, George, played with a bubble squirt gun.
George and Charlotte were accompanied by their parents, Princess Kate and Prince William, at the event held at Government House in Victoria, British Columbia.
George, who seemed a bit subdued next to his boisterous sister, climbed aboard a pony with the help of his parents and hugged his baby sitter while they examined the balloons. When Kate took Charlotte to have a balloon animal made, George, who was playing with a rabbit, quickly ran over saying, “But I want one. Can I have one?”
Charlotte wore a Pepa company blue smocked dress, which retails for $100, and a tiny blue sweater with a tiny blue bow holding back her brown hair. George was in his trademark shorts in maroon with a blue sweater.
Government House has been the family’s main base since arriving in Canada last Saturday. George and Charlotte have stayed there in Victoria with their nanny, Maria Teresa Borallo, while their parents traveled to different cities nearby for engagements.
William and Kate’s whirlwind tour of Canada has seen them dazzle at a diplomatic reception at Government House and travel to Vancouver and Bella Bella, British Columbia. They also traveled to Kelowna, in the beautiful Okanagan Valley, where they met with University of British Columbia students and sampled local delicacies at the “Taste of British Columbia” festival at a local winery.
Charlotte and George stole the show in their only prior appearance in Canada, when the family arrived in Victoria on Saturday. Charlotte, on her first royal tour, was carried down the plane’s steps by her mother, while George, on his second royal tour, walked on his own, holding his parents’ hands and watching the planes and gathered crowd in awe.
The family will depart from Canada on Saturday. They visited the country on behalf of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and at the invitation of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
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