Prince George and Princess Charlotte doing the talking on Canadian Tour
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Prince George and Princess Charlotte have spoken their first words in public as they played with bubbles and balloons during a party staged in their honour.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte have spoken their first words in public as they played with bubbles and balloons during a party staged in their honour.The youngsters ran around with other children enjoying the attractions - from balloon sculptors to a petting zoo - as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge watched.
In touching family scenes William showed his son how to blow bubbles while Charlotte played with a rattle-type toy and later playfully sat on a dog and was delighted by a black and white rabbit.George enjoyed a ride on a miniature pony and ran around squirting his father and sister with an orange bubble gun during the party in Victoria, British Columbia.
The 16-month-old princess, dressed in a Pepa & Co hand-smocked dress, ran off as soon as her mother put her down and was heard saying 'pop' at the balloons while proud father William joined in saying 'are we going to go pop?'. She was over heard saying 'da da' to the Duke who also clearly enjoyed the event.
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Later when her brother George, aged three, spotted a balloon animal being made for his little sister he ran over to his mother and said: 'But I want one, can I have one?'
The garden of the official home of Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, had been transformed into a children's paradise for George and Charlotte and a group of children from military families.
Children's entertainer Paul Kilshaw, 53, from Victoria, made George and Charlotte balloon animals and received unusual requests from the prince - a spider and a volcano. He added: 'When I made him the spider he started to laugh and pushed it in my face then pushed it in dad's face.
'William said 'we try making balloons at home but it doesn't work'.
'At first George wasn't interested in getting one until Charlotte was getting one, then he was right over. He wanted what she had.'George especially asked for a volcano and he was very proud to tell me all about volcanoes.'When I started with the orange flames he was pleased to tell me 'and that's lava'.'Charlotte asked for a flower, I think she said 'flower' because the other little girls were asking for flowers.'