Princess Charlotte’s cuteness is next level at her first public engagement in Canada.

It’s the moment the world got to really meet Princess Charlotte.

On the rare occasions she is in public she is usually held tight by her mother or shielded behind the darkened windows of the family car. So it’s no wonder that her first public engagement in Canada has captivated the world. It was a rare public appearance for the young royals who have not attended any official public engagements during the eight-day tour of Canada.

The family arrive at the party.  Image via Getty.

Held on the grounds of Government House in Victoria, the children’s outdoor party featured a petting zoo, puppet show, balloon animals and bubbles.

But all eyes were on Princess Charlotte who tottled about in delight at the party.

The 16 months old, arrived on the grounds of Government House squirming out of her mother’s arms to run excitedly to a balloon arch and poke, prod and cuddle the balloons.

Her big brother, Prince George, was a little more wary of the crowds gathered holding tight to his father’s hand at first before he too tore after his sister to investigate the balloons.

Princess Charlotte and her mother. Via Getty.

It’s the first time the public have seen Charlotte walk – and talk – the toddler crying out “pop” at the balloons and screaming “Dada” to get her father’s attention.

Once again dressed in blue, she wore a blue dress, navy cardigan, the same blue shoes she airbed from the UK in and – in royal style - ankle socks.

Her three-year-old brother was once again back in his quaint little knee socks and loafers, a long sleeved collared blue knit and red shorts.


Princess Charlotte had her parents in fits of laughter as she tried to life the balloon arch up, hoping she could play with the colourful decorations.

The Duchess of Cambridge  finally scooped her up and encouraged her to explore the rest of the party.

Princess Charlotte and her mother. Image via Getty.

Life-sized cartoon characters and children's entertainers filled the lawns in what was touted a "morning of surprises" for all the visiting children. They drank juice in paper cups and Prince George got his hands on an orange fish-shaped bubble gun where he, as big brothers do, immediately fired them at his sister.

Princess Charlotte was seen cuddling a black and white bunny at the petting zoo, while George looked comfortable sitting on a small pony.

Princess Charlotte decided she would ride Moose. Image via Getty.

Meanwhile Princess Charlotte decided she would ride Moose, a six-year-old golden retriever/poodle cross who works a s patient cancer therapy dog. Charlotte, perhaps missing her own dog back home cuddled Moose and sat on him bouncing up and down.

But it wasn't long before she was back to the balloons, again poking and prodding at the arch.

A balloon maker at the party told The Telegraph that when he offered to make the princess a balloon shape her big brother, not wanting to be left out bounded over exclaiming 'But I want one, can I have one?”

The family are made balloons. Via Getty.

Paul Kilshaw, the balloon maker said he made Prince George and Princess Charlotte balloon animals.

"It was totally over the top.”


He said “I made a teddy bear and a flower for Charlotte and made George a tree and a volcano.

"When I made him the spider he started to laugh and pushed it in my face then pushed it in dad's face.

"William said 'We try making balloons at home but it doesn't work'. "At first George wasn't interested in getting one until Charlotte was getting one, then he was right over. He wanted what she had.”

"Charlotte asked for a flower, I think she said 'flower' because the other little girls were asking for flowers."

Kensington Palace announced that after the tea party the two children will enjoy the rest of the day in private with their parents.

Tomorrow, they will remain at Government House with their nanny while the Duke and Duchess travel to the islands of Haida Gwaii for a day of “outdoor pursuits.”

Their accommodation has been transformed into a children’s paradise with toys, colourful gardens and even rubber ducks placed in the fountains to keep the tiny royals entertained.

All the photos from the party....

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