Good-Morning! We have a really fun surprise today. Kate and George are pictured in this month's New Idea magazine playing at Snettisham Park in Norfolk. Similar to the Bucklebury Farm Park, they have lambs to feed, and "hayrides" that tour visitors past the various deer and animals that live at the park. These photos were found and shared by British Heir Monarchy. I have posted a few of my favorites, but you can see the full album at the Facebook page here.
George looks so much like Pippa to me. I have noticed it before, but the resemblance does not appear to be fading. It is amazing! The article said:
Witnesses tell New Idea that George--without a hint of shyness--made a beeline for the sandpit, drawn by not only the prospect of a toy tractor to ride, but the company of a clutch of girl playmates.
So, maybe there is a touch of Uncle Harry there, too. :) The piece goes on to discuss how George was quickly the center of attention and that Kate urged him to interact and play with the other children. I imagine that these frequent trips to the farm parks are both for the two to enjoy the animals and activities, but also for George to meet and mingle with other youngsters. Kate encouraged George to match animal noises.
"It goes clippety-clop, clippety-clop," she prompted him at the sight of the horse. A beaming George threw back his head and squealed, "Neigh!", and the other children laughed in delight.
I think he is a little prince who relishes an audience.
The mystery here is, who took the photos. My initial guess was a long lens, because the quality is relatively good, but Kate and George do not seem aware of the camera. or do not seem to care.
I asked Niraj Tanna, and he said he thinks they are cellphone shots:
If that is the case, it opens up an entirely new question. Who could take so many clear phone snaps, so close to Kate and George and not be waved off by the three PPOs she had in tow, or catch irritated looks from the Duchess? It's a heated (but friendly) debate! It may just be Kate is used to being photographed, and recognizes it is almost inevitable in a situation that this. Maybe it was a child/teen the PPOs left alone? Snettisham Park shared the photos on their Facebook page, which surprised me. Certainly a different response than Bucklebury Farm Park's reaction when a photo surfaced of Kate there...
|2014 Visit to Bucklebury Farm Park|
Kate stayed warm in a quilted jacket from Barbour, I think. Kate has worn is before, and I think it is an early version of the Quilted Beadnell. It is almost identical to their current Beadnell, although the flaps on the pockets are rounded on Kate's, and squared on contemporary versions. Also, Kate's coat has tabs at the back, but I can't determine tabs on the new version. Most other elements are the same. The coat also comes as a waxed jacket, which is also very similar. If you have more info, definitely weigh in!
It seems she is wearing a gingham blouse under the coat, and of course, she wore her olive Le Chameau boots and put her hair in a pony. Hopefully, we will see George very soon, on his way to visit his new sibling!