William, Kate, George pictured together ahead of their tour Down Under


Blackleaf
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A new photographic portrait of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their son Prince George and their dog Lupo has been released ahead of the family's tour of Australia and New Zealand.

The eight-month-old future king, Prince George, is pictured in his mother's arms. Whilst the two parents look out of the window of their home at Kensington Palace, George and Lupo look at each other.

The image was taken by royal christening photographer Jason Bell and is the first official picture of Prince George to be released since his christening last October.

The three Cambridges are due to arrive in New Zealand on 7 April.

They then fly to Australia on 16 April and their three-week tour ends on 25 April.

William and Kate are popular in Australia and New Zealand, and there are sure to be many thousands of people there who will be wanting to get a glimpse of Prince George.

William and Kate pictured with Prince George ahead of tour

BBC News
29 March 2014


Kate with her two future kings and their dog Lupo

An official photograph of Prince George with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has been released ahead of their tour of Australia and New Zealand.

The eight-month-old is pictured in his mother's arms while Prince William holds their dog, Lupo.

In the image, taken by royal christening photographer Jason Bell, the family is looking through an open window at their Kensington Palace home.

The Cambridges are due to arrive in New Zealand on 7 April.

They then fly to Australia on 16 April and their three-week tour ends on 25 April.

First tour

In the new image, the blond baby prince is wearing a pale blue jumper bearing his name, while his mother wears a cream-coloured blouse and his father a shirt with his trademark rolled-up sleeves.

Prince George, who is third in line to the throne, is not looking directly at the camera like his parents - instead, he is smiling at the black cocker spaniel next to him.

Other than a glimpse of the curtains, little of the Cambridges' renovated Kensington Palace home can be seen in the photograph.

It is the first official picture of Prince George to be released since his christening last October.

The visit to Australia and New Zealand will be his first official overseas tour. The trip echoes the Prince and Princess of Wales's visit to Australia and New Zealand in 1983 when the couple took William, then aged nine months, with them.


Prince George was christened at the Chapel Royal in St James's Palace, London, in October


Picturesque: New Zealand's capital Wellington. New Zealand is the same size as Britain but has a population of just 4.5 million


Rugby mad nation: Rugby union fan William and his wife Kate will coach kids at the Forsyth Barr rugby union stadium in Dunedin on New Zealand's South Island. The stadium was built for the 2011 Rugby Union World Cup, which the mighty New Zealand All Blacks won

The tour will begin in New Zealand's capital Wellington, where the Cambridges will be greeted with a ceremonial welcome to New Zealand, called a Powhiri in Maori.

They will see a yacht race, visit the Forsyth Barr rugby stadium where they will coach kids and a vineyard, and there will also be Maori engagements in Christchurch and Dunedin.

During their time in New Zealand, they will attend a ceremony in Blenheim to recognise the sacrifice of members of the Australian and New Zealand armed forces in the First World War.

There will be a similar commemorative ceremony in Canberra, Australia's capital.

Their Australian itinerary includes visits to Uluru (Ayers Rock) in the Northern Territory, as well as Sydney and Adelaide.


The Cambridges will visit Ayers Rock, or Uluru as it is known to the Aborigines, in the Northern Territory. The rock is situated in Australia's searingly hot Red Centre


The Royals will visit the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, an area hit by bushfires in October

The duke and duchess will also visit an area of the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, that was hit by bushfires last October.

Their 11-strong entourage includes Prince George's new nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo, and a hairdresser.

Celebrity photographer

Prince William has made a number of official trips to Australia and New Zealand in the past, but Catherine is yet to pay an official visit to either country.

The couple passed through Brisbane airport on their way back to the UK at the end of their South Pacific tour in September 2012, however.

The duke had paid an official visit to New Zealand and Australia in March 2011. He went to Christchurch shortly after it suffered an earthquake and also visited Queensland and Victoria, which had been hit by floods.

It is the third joint official trip abroad for the duke and duchess, following a visit to Canada and the US in July 2011, shortly after they were married, and their South Pacific tour.

Before taking official photographs following Prince George's christening at St James's Palace, Bell was known for his celebrity subjects.

His images from the christening included one of the young prince with his father, grandfather Prince Charles and great-grandmother, the Queen.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26802340
Last edited by Blackleaf; Mar 30th, 2014 at 05:17 AM..
 
Dixie Cup
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He's so cute!! But most babies are....
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by Dixie CupView Post

He's so cute!! But most babies are....

except for when they aren't, which is awkward
 
Cliffy
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Quote: Originally Posted by Dixie CupView Post

He's so cute!! But most babies are....

Ya, until they crap in their diapers. I wonder if Kate actually cleans his butt. I doubt it. That would be the nanny's job. Gotta love the royals. Their sh!t don't stink.
 
Locutus
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Quote: Originally Posted by SalView Post

except for when they aren't, which is awkward


indeed

 
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