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.