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Princess Charlotte & Prince George Feed the Geese

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

We will see Kate tomorrow when she presents the Art Fund Museum of the Year Award at the NPG. But, today we have a treat of a different nature. New pictures of Princess Charlotte and Prince George. The photos were taken of the young royals while they were out at the park near their Kensington Palace home. The two were feeding the ducks with Nanny Maria. [Actually, a Twitter pal told me there are no ducks in these photos, just a goose or two.  Oops!]


Woman's Day bought and shared the snaps. If you like paparazzi photos, Woman's Day never fails to supply them. One year ago today was Princess Charlotte's christening at Sandringham (reread that post here). It is amazing to see how the little princess has grown in one year! 


Prince George took his duck (goose) feeding duties pretty seriously, per usual. Speaking of growing up quickly, he is just shooting up. George will celebrate his birthday in a few short weeks. That blistering summer of the first Great Kate Wait still seems such a recent memory. 


I think many of you have probably noticed that Charlotte appears to be wearing Prince George's red and white ensemble that Kate dressed him in during the trip Down Under--and on several other occasions, too, I think. While the sweater looks to be the same, it isn't entirely clear if the shorts/dungarees are. 


I am in complete support of hand-me-downs, but I had hoped for little sweet dresses on Charlotte.  That being said, these are pap shots of the two out feeding the duck-duck-geese, so beggars really can't be choosers. I'll take what I am given. Plus, it is quite normal and down to earth to see Kate re-using the clothes, and anyone who has shopped these pieces and has seen the prices will know why she'd want to get maximum use out of them.  These two are cute as can be. Hopefully we will get a birthday photo of George that includes his little sister! 


See you tomorrow!



54 comments:

  1. Cute little ones! Charlotte does not look over thrilled with the geese. I think the shorts could possibly be the same as George's but the blouse definitely has a more girly collar. And those little red shoes are adorable!

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  2. Shorts appear to be a solid pink not striped …..to me.

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    1. Could be...but the pictures are blurry.

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  3. Sonja from BavariaJuly 5, 2016 at 2:12 PM

    What a wonderful surprise! Oh my, george has really grown soo much! I love how he always seem so serious and pensive, I get a feeling that he is a really really smart and clever boy.

    I agree about Charlotte's outfit. While I understand why deessing her in normal pants is easier in daily life, I had really hoped and anticipated that Kate would dress her in adorable cute dresses. I already know that some people will say that this is sexist (eye roll), but is there anything cuter than a baby girl in a lovely dress? Plus, most little girls especially want (demand ;)) to wear dresses because it makes them feel like a princess (my little cousin always says that, but charlotte already is sooo...) :)

    I think poor charlotte was a bit scared... but I don't think she is wearing the same dungarees as George.
    It is always such a treat to see photos of the kids, thanks for sharing!

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  4. I can see handing down the outfits. Kate likes them and wants to get the use out of them, especially on sweaters.

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  5. so cute!!!have a question do you know how the royal nannies call the children and their parent's?

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    1. I believe that the protocol is that the nanny calls the children by their first names and they call the parents ma'am and sir - unless instructed otherwise, of course.

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  6. Cute picture!


    I do not think Charlotte is wearing any of George's old clothes that have been photographed, even though I admit some were pricey. There was an article when George was a baby (I do not have a link... .probably was DM) about Carole moving into AH and taking charge of many things including the staff. It was pretty mean-sprited and lots of things in it probably were not true. But I remember one thing said was that Carole insisted George's clothing be handwashed only and stored wrapped in blue tissue paper. That may not be true either but given Kate's propensity to dress George in Will's old clothes (partly to honor Diana but doubt that's the only reason) I would be willing to bet most everything George wore on his 1st trip abroad to Australia (including the one this outfit resembles),  the outfit he wore to the hospital when Charlotte was born, his outfit from the portrait with HM, and his outfit from Charlotte's christening HAVE been cleaned and stored away in archival blue tissue for George's children to wear vs "economizing" by handing uni-sex things down to Charlotte.    

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    1. That doesn't really sound like something Carole would do.

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    2. I would bet that some of the most formal/iconic outfits are archived, but I would be surprised if Kate tucked away all of the more casual clothes - she seems to be an immensely practical woman when it comes to her own wardrobe so imagine that carries over into how she approaches dressing her children.

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    3. To be clear I wasn't suggesting the story I read was true but it did put in my mind the idea of preserving George's clothes (at least those that don't have permanent "baby stains) so that's why I mentioned the story. And since the article appeared we've seen George dressed in more of Will's old clothes. So it would make sense that George's clothes from important occasions might be preserved for George's son rather than used as hand-me-downs.

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    4. What a horrible article to have written. Must have been the DM. I highly doubt Carole is that uppity or Kate and Pippa would have had some of it rub off on them - which we know isn't true. Nasty press people.

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    5. I recall the article, Lizzie, and I thought the intention was to make Carole appear grander than the Queen. Very mean-spirited.

      While I do believe that some of George's outfits are safely tucked away, I do not think it applies to every item.

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    6. But what Mother doesn't pack away some items? I have stored away many items for my 3 kids. I actually put my daughter in a smocked dress that was my dress back in "jrhrh de udjwhsbs"😩😔😂
      But no one can keep every outfit. Same with the artwork and crafts. I would need a storage unit LOL

      The article was as usual over the top and Middleton bashing. Odd how after all this time some still are green about the Middletons life.

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  7. Lovely pictures, though Charlotte did look a bit frightened. Geese can be quite intimidating, particularly to little ones.
    William and Catherine have another engagement this week---RAF Airshow at Fairford on Friday. Think it's because of Catherine's patronage of the ATC in their 75th anniversary year.
    Members of my family are going, but sadly not until Saturday.

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    1. Jean, you always have the best information!!

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  8. Dresses are lovely for occasions but I support dressing girls in pants for most of life activities so they are completely free to move, especially in the early years where so much of development is about turning and bending and rolling upside down. A skirt so easily tangles. Adults, conscious of how everything looks, tend to discourage full range of motion when skirts are in play. Geese tend to be pushier than ducks and are probably as tall as she is!

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    1. My 3 year old granddaughter does not like to wear pants. If she's put in pants she will pull a dress or skirt over the top of them. :-) My daughter is great though because instead of having the "don't get dirty attitude" she lets her play in them. They grow out of them so quickly they may as well be used. Of course, there are her fancier "Sunday dresses" that are not for play time. They're only little once.

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  9. Geese can be very nasty and hurt you. Hard to tell what Charlotte is wearing, could be the same outfit or something different. For playing at the park shorts or pants are a good way to go for both little boys and little girls.

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    1. Anon413: You are correct about the aggressive personality of geese. They will chase you and attack too!

      The little ones are ever so adorable. Someone said George was a "thinker" an observation with which I agree wholehearted. While Charlotte tends to be fussy the few times we have seen her, I think it is perhaps a coincidence. No doubt, she will grow out it--next up, the terrible twos!

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    2. I agree that Charlotte does seem a bit fussy. Kate must be exhausted! She'll get over it eventually.

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    3. Anon413, I am the anon who had the geese comment:) I actually was surprised the Nanny had the kids on the ground that close to the geese.

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    4. Anon 413/ 655: True--maybe they are tame because they are use to people feeding them, but this is pure speculation on my part.

      Funny story : while working as a police officer my husband's partner,(police officers work in pairs, usually) went out on a call to a residence and was chased by an anger goose. He had to take off running, that goose was angry. He was saved from the attack by a gate. Even more hilarious when you picture the officer running while holding on to all his gear including a gun! Ironic, armed though he was he was no match for that very angry goose. LOL.

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    5. Ha! 12:42- I think maybe the geese ran the ducks off.
      Duck Duck Goose.
      Ever play that game?

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  10. I think that it's quite appropriate to put little girls in shorts such as this when they are playing in a dirty park. You know... water...mud... dirt.. geese.. feeding stuff.. a brother who is rambunctious... easier to keep her tidy and her dresses are probably more expensive. I kept my daughter in some of her brothers clothes when they ran wild in the backyard, park or beach. It was wonderful till she decided that her brothers cowboy boots were the only shoes for her 😨 which led to many pictures in a lovely dress and beatup boots. Oh well LOL

    As to George he is a thinker. You can see is mind running with what to do next.. if only Charlotte wasn't making a fuss we could really do some damage hahahaaaa.... they are both just adorable.

    What a treat!

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    1. Exactly, Diane. Play friendly vs. photo friendly.

      And why take a chance on a diaper being photographed and shared with the world? No reason to hand that to the press.

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    2. Exactly royalfan!

      Just a day playing no need to be dressed to the 'nines'. I actually really like that the are not kept in such foo foo clothes to play outside. I suspect Kate is ok with some 'dirt' and 'dirty happIlya playing kids'. That is why we have soap and bathtubs. 😀😎😊😉

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  11. This is weird, sorry, please don't jump on me! I think it seems especially weird because we've only seen the children a few times, and this outfit was worn in a fairly prominent occasion on George. And maybe red is not Charlotte's colour, no I'm not nitpicking a child's fashion! I'm just saying this comes off really weird to me and I'm trying to figure out why. Of course everyone wears/uses hand me downs, I'm not bothered by that, but at first glance I kind of gasped to be honest because it looked so, well, weird! I thought it was an odd photo shop or something. But there are so many sweet outfits for little girls, not just dresses, adorable rompers and lovely play clothes. My nieces look amazing in the simplest things because everything is so gorgeous!

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    1. Well, Charlotte was not dressed with a photo session in mind. IF it is the same outfit (shorts and sweater...not the frilly shirt), I see nothing wrong with her wearing hand-me-downs that are in perfectly good condition.

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    2. royalfan, the frilly shirt looks like it might be a bib-she is teething, which adds to crankiness, but also a bit of a drooly mouth.

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    3. I see nothing wrong with Charlotte wearing hand-me-downs either royalfan. And I think pants/shorts are fine for girls especially during play. My post earlier had to do with preserving George's clothes from "important" events. We can disagree whether every photo op in Australia was important but I have a different question. IF Charlotte had been the first-born would we all be just as OK with George wearing Charlotte's hand-me-downs? Just curious.

      And yes, Anon 1 Charlotte does appear to be teething as she also did during the Trooping (with the ear pulling) Poor thing!

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    4. All the judgemental commentary is totally weird and kind of rude. You have no idea what she is wearing.

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    5. Lizzie, that is a fair question and my guess is that, in general, the idea would not be received with the same generosity of spirit. :) Society says it's okay to dress a girl in a sports uniform and have her compete with the boys. THAT we cheer on, while seeing a boy in ballet shoes is still a tricky scenario for some people. Do you recall some of the fuss over George wearing red? I do...

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    6. In general it's true girls can cross over with more acceptance, but there are reasons for that. The rules are a bit different for young children anyway; the famous christening gown for example is hardly "masculine" in the aesthetic of the past century but everyone adored it on George! So much is about what we are used to seeing and expect to see in the roles these children are given from birth.

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  12. I do not think we can tell what she is wearing. I am tending to believe it is a pink pair of shorts and a different sweater and top than George wore. I think she looks cute, but the photos are of poor quality of both children. ali

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  13. Another nice surprise to come home to! Love seeing G&C...just adorable! George is taking his duties quite seriously and poor Charlotte appears to be as thrilled as I would be given the distance between her and the "beast" [in her mind]. ;)

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  14. well another surprise paparazzi shots taken in magazine George and charlotte looks nice

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  15. Hello everyone....

    In case you have not seen it in other Kate blogs....one our Canadian newspapers (The Globe and Mail) had an article today with our government being quoted as saying they have extended an invitation to W&K to tour Canada in 2017 and help us celebrate our 150th anniversary. Speculation was that tour dates could be as soon as late September or early October.

    The article and the government was criticized for making this statement as it is customary for their to be radio-silence until dates are confirmed. We do have a new and very junior government so it would not surprize me that this was a misstep by someone in the communications group. However Emily Andrews (I am not exactly sure who she is....) tweeted that this was more than an invitation and that plans including dates were in the works.

    I wouldn't hold my breathe on this one. I just went to the Globe and Mail and tried to find the article again to share the link...and interestingly enough...couldn't find the article!! So like I said...don't hold your breath.

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  16. Was Emily Andrews the one who had an exclusive on Catherine becoming patron of
    Wimbledon?
    It sounds reasonable, though.There have been rumors for awhile. It doesn't make sense to go
    this Fall unless that is when the anniversary is. I imagine Charles will go for the big
    events with Parliament and such. It was being said that a W&C visit would eclipse that of
    any other royal, except the Queen, in interest and publicity.

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    1. Your "it was being said..." is an understatement of royal proportions. Ha!

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    2. Very punny, royalfan.
      Are our international readers familiar with the American Pun?

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    3. :)) Glad you appreciated that...

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  17. Love your blog but please don't reprint pap photos.
    Thank you!

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    1. They were in a park!

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    2. I agree with 11:21. A park vs. private property.

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  18. Omg, have you seen gorgeous Carole Middleton at Wimbeldon today?!!! One of my all-time favorite looks on her, if not the all-time fave! Looks like she's taking some style tips from Kate with the fit-and-flater-eyelet dress in fresh white, SO FLATTERING, so chic, so appropriate - not garish, just stylish and sweet - with nude accessories, soft hair and white pearl earrings - I'm 50 years old in three days and am inspired by Carole sometimes - wish there was a Carole Middleton page!!! :)

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    1. Yes, Carole looked lovely! I loved everything she was wearing and her hair looked amazing.

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  19. I was wondering if Charlotte would get her own Nanny? I know George is in school some of the time, but it looks like Nanny Maria has her hands full.

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  20. Just in case anyone is interested.. I have looked at the pictures more carefully (zooming in) and I do not think Charlotte is wearing George's sweater. It appears to me that Charlotte's sweater buttons the way "girl sweaters" do with right over left while George's Australia sweater buttons left over right. I also think the buttons are different but that's less clear. But IMO it's her own outfit!

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    1. Oh, Lizzie, your eyes are better than my eyes. ;)

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  21. Maybe Charlotte WANTS to wear big brother's clothes.I followed my big brother around
    like a puppy. And got into a mess of trouble at times. I did draw the line at wearing trousers. I liked my dresses, which frustrated my Mother no end because of the ironing. No permanent press then.
    She looks like she's capable of planting her feet and refusing to budge if she doesn't get her way. That expression was pure Gan-gan. She was not amused.(2nd photo)

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  22. How utterly adorable! I remember reading about the Prince being born and how close his birthday was to my sons due date as well! He will be turning 4 correct? Just like my little man. His sister however is younger than the princess. Haha. I'm not sure if there are any blogs on the subject, but I am interested in having s glimpse of their home life. It fascinates me. They are fairly busy attending functions, I wonder if they have a cook for meals, maids for cleaning, laundry, etc. I'm sure they do being royals. I wonder what it's like having so many functions to attend while having young children. Maybe it just feels like dates! I would love to travel where they go. Anyways, I am rambling... Thank you for your blog. I sure enjoy it!

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