Prince George and Princess Charlotte delighted Welsh crowds when they unexpectedly joined their parents for a visit.
As part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were scheduled to visit Cardiff Castle in Wales on Saturday. Royal fans were thrilled when 8-year-old George and 7-year-old Charlotte walked alongside their parents and even accepted some bouquets of flowers.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte joined their mum and dad on a visit to Wales.
One family member who didn’t join the royal walkabout was Prince Louis, 4, who perhaps judging by his adorable antics at the Trooping of the Colour ceremony, was deemed too young to join in.
The visit was memorable for another reason.
Prince William’s first official trip to Wales was when he was the same age as his oldest son. Back in March 1991, he joined his parents, Princess Diana and Prince Charles in Cardiff.
Currently, Prince Charles’ best-known title is as the Prince of Wales and it’s expected that the title will pass down to William when he becomes King after his mother’s passing. In turn, that title will be passed down to George.
William was the same age as George when he made his first official Wales visit.Getty Images
Their surprise visit took place on day 3 of a 4-day long party celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s 70 years of reign.
Unfortunately, the 96-year-old monarch has had to pull out of two events — Saturday’s Epsom Derby race and Friday’s National Service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London — after she experienced “discomfort” at the Trooping of the Colour birthday parade.
George and Charlotte accepted flowers from well-wishers. WireImage