The sixth day of the Cambridges' Canadian royal visit brought the tour's most eagerly anticipated engagement, the children's party at Government House. Today's event marked Princess Charlotte’s first official royal duty.
Princess Charlotte and Prince George joined 24 children of Canadian military families for a party in the grounds of British Columbia's Government House where they are staying for their week-long tour of Canada. The grounds had been transformed into a children’s paradise for the event with balloon animals, a petting zoo, and even miniature ponies.
The 16-month-old princess ran off as soon as her mother put her down, marking the first occasion the public had seen her walk. She was also heard talking in public for the first time - saying “pop” at the balloons!
For her second appearance of the tour, the adorable princess was back in blue.
Charlotte wore the Classic Handsmocked Dress - Blue and Coral (£74) by Pepa & Co.
The blue hand-smocked dress features coral embroidery on the front and matching stitching on the puff sleeves and peter pan collar. The back sash features one blue and one coral tie.
Over the dress, she layered a blue knit cardigan - a hand-me-down from her big brother! George wore it when he visited Charlotte at the Lindo Wing on the day she was born.
The tag reveals the sweater is by Spanish brand, Mi Lucero.
The front of Charlotte's hair was clipped back with one of her go-to Amaia grosgrain hair bows.
On her feet she wore Condor Purl Cuff Anklet Socks, and a pair of Doña Carmen Mercedita Suela Mary Janes - the same shoes she wore on Saturday.
Here's a look at Prince George's ensemble:
There are simply too many adorable photos to share on this blog! I recommend you check out Zimbio's collection of images from today's outing. We next expect to see the royal tots when the Cambridges leave Canada this Saturday afternoon.
The Royal Tour is underway! The Cambridge family touched down at a military base in Victoria, British Columbia at approximately 4 pm local time to embark on a eight day visit of Canada.
It is the first official royal tour for Princess Charlotte, 16 months, and the second for Prince George, three, who accompanied his parents to Australia and New Zealand in 2014. The family of four were greeted by Governor General David Johnston, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and their wives.
Following the brief welcome at the airport, the royal entourage made their way to Government House where they will be based for the duration of the visit. The young royals will be looked after by their nanny while their parents tour British Columbia and Yukon.
Like the rest of her family, Princess Charlotte was dressed in an all-blue ensemble.
The brand/designer of Charlotte's pretty floral print dress is unknown, but the smock detailing looks very similar to the pink dress she wore earlier this year to the Trooping the Colour balcony appearance. They are most likely from the same source.
Princess Charlotte wore the 'Mercedita Suela' Mary-Jane shoes by Spanish brand Doña Carmen.
The little Princess had on the Condor Fancy Folded Cuff socks.
Her fringe was pinned back with a grosgrain hairclip by Amaia Kids.
We can expect to see the princess and her older brother George on Thursday 29th September when the royal siblings attend a children's party for military families at Government House.
It's official! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be joined by their children on their upcoming tour of Canada.
It will be the first official royal tour for Princess Charlotte, 16 months, and the second for Prince George, three, who accompanied his parents to Australia and New Zealand in 2014.
The family of four will touchdown in Victoria, British Columbia on 24th September 2016 ahead of an eight-day visit. They will be based at Government House (the official residence of the Queen's representative in British Columbia) for the duration of the tour.
Kensington Palace is yet to announce if/when Charlotte and George will make an official appearance with their parents. The siblings are, however, expected to attend a children's party for military families at Government House on Thursday 29th September. It will be Charlotte's first official engagement as a member of the royal family, outside of balcony appearances," says the Daily Mail. "But it is hoped that if they are not feeling too jet-lagged the children may undertake another public engagement together in Victoria."
We can also expect to see the young royals when they make their way down the steps of a Royal Canadian Air Force plane on arrival in Victoria.
The children are also likely to be seen boarding the plane when the family leaves Canada on Saturday 1st October.