Prince George’s grumpy face is the best thing in the entire world. That had to be said first thing, now let’s begin. Kate and William, along with George, attended a meet-and-greet with ten sets of parents and their children—all born within a few weeks of George’s birth last year on July 22—at Government House in Wellington, organized by the Royal New Zealand Plunket Society. Plunket is a non-profit organization that helps babies born in New Zealand with free childcare advice, home visits and other services. Kate and William talked to the parents and George played with the children.
This whole appearance was basically all about George. A way to introduce him to the world, I guess. He really is a cute baby, and, like I said, that grumpy face is amazing. His eyes are totally brown, though. I’m not sure how he got those; given both his parents have recessive eye colors. Things that make you go “hm…” Now, while George is adorable, he is kind of a brat. He kept stealing everyone else’s toys. No one seemed fazed by this at all. I would nip that in the bud if I were Will and Kate. George is already going to grow up so spoiled with huge entitlement issues—just like his father—and the toy stealing is early evidence of it. Now, I’m not a parent, and I’m going to guess that parents will tell me this action is normal, but given George’s status and the family history of arrogance and self-entitlement, this action is not okay. In fact, it’s not okay for anyone, learn to share!
We got some sound bites from parents regarding George and second-hand quotes from Will and Kate. George is, according to the parents, “strong”, “advanced”, “intrepid”, a “bruiser” (whatever that means; seriously, someone explain what that means in terms of babies), and “no one was going to stand in his way”. He was “bubbly, quite feisty and took control. He crawled to the center of the room and owned the place. He honed in on certain toys and took the ones he wanted.” Also, George is sleeping through the night, is now eating solids, and has about four or five teeth coming in. Kate said William bathes George and gives him a bottle every night before bed (see, William does stuff too you guys, he’s such a hands-on father).
As far as fashion goes, Kate wore a Tory Burch black and white patterned dress ($450), the Cartier watch she previously wore to the Place2Be visit ($6,000), and Annoushka pearl drop earrings she’s worn before (£295/$495). Kate looked nice, I guess. The cut of the dress and the length and the sleeves are all nice but I’m not sure I really liked the pattern—I’m just not big on all-over patterns like that. At one point George was pulling on Kate’s hair and putting it in his mouth. A ponytail might have been nice since she was playing with babies and bending down and getting on the floor. Her eye makeup is too dark for a day event, though. You know, I know I get nit-picky about Kate’s outfits, and sometimes it may seem like nothing she ever wears will please me, but I really want Kate to come out and wow us, and get everything right and have an amazing outfit, I really do. I nit-pick because I care, I want her to get better.
By the way, this is their only appearance for the day. I’m not sure how long they were there, but it seems a bit light for their “grueling” tour schedule. I guess they’re easing into their “grueling” schedule. I want to talk about something, though. So before this trip, when it still wasn’t confirmed that George was going, I (and I’m sure many others) said it would be stupid and a wasted opportunity if they didn’t bring him and of course they were going to bring him because he’s a great PR boost that the Cambs so desperately need… well, that’s happened. After this outing, pretty much every article is covered with Prince George–he was even trending on twitter for a while. It seems everyone is cooing over George and has forgotten about Kate’s stupidity (her skirt flying up for the 7th time) and Will just in general (seriously, I saw only a handful of photos with Will actually in the picture). Like I said, of course they were going to bring George because he’s their PR baby and they wanted this exact type of attention. Now we’ll see if they can actually hold the attention without the kid, because we won’t see George again for a while.
Below is a video of Kate chatting to some parents. You can view other videos of George interacting with the children here and here.
Links: Mirror article with more quotes from parents. Daily Mail article. Express article. BBC article. Popsugar article.
Photo credits: First photo from Clarence House twitter. Second photo from British royals twitter. Third and fourth photos from Governor-General of NZ twitter.