Prince George goes on first official tour amid wave of royal popularity
Published on Apr 3, 2014 8:09 PM
LONDON/SYDNEY (REUTERS) - He may still be in nappies but Prince George embarks on his first official tour this weekend as Britain's younger royals ride a wave of popularity that is expected to dampen republican movements in Australia and New Zealand.
The eight-month-old prince, third-in-line to the British throne, will accompany his parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on a three-week tour of the two former British colonies.
His first official event is expected to be at a parent and baby group on April 9 at Government House in Wellington, the New Zealand capital, the residence where his father, Prince William, crawled for the first time during a royal tour in 1983.
Prince William and his wife Kate will also mark a century since the outbreak of World War One by paying tribute to both countries' war dead before leaving on April 25.
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