Staying up past his bedtime to meet the Obamas

Left: A photo released by Kensington Palace on Friday shows Britain's Prince George of Cambridge (at right) meeting US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama (partly hidden) at Kensington Palace in London, while the young royal's father
A photo released by Kensington Palace on Friday shows Britain's Prince George of Cambridge (at right) meeting US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama (partly hidden) at Kensington Palace in London, while the young royal's father, Prince William, looks onPHOTOS: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY SEE WORLD A23
Left: A photo released by Kensington Palace on Friday shows Britain's Prince George of Cambridge (at right) meeting US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama (partly hidden) at Kensington Palace in London, while the young royal's father
The toddler (above), seen here with his parents - Prince William and his wife Kate - also got to show off his rocking horse to Mr Obama, a present gifted to him by the President when he was born.PHOTOS: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY SEE WORLD A23

A photo released by Kensington Palace on Friday shows Britain's Prince George of Cambridge (at right) meeting US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama (partly hidden) at Kensington Palace in London, while the young royal's father, Prince William, looks on.

Clad in his pyjamas and dressing gown, the little prince was allowed to stay up late to meet the Obamas, who had arrived in Britain on Thursday for a four-day visit.

The toddler, seen here with his parents - Prince William and his wife Kate - also got to show off his rocking horse to Mr Obama, a present gifted to him by the President when he was born.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 24, 2016, with the headline 'Staying up past his bedtime to meet the Obamas'. Print Edition | Subscribe