Britain's Princess Charlotte says first word in public on Canadian tour

Britain's Princess Charlotte, spoke for the first time in public during her family's Canadian tour, uttering the word 'pop' while she and her brother played with balloons.
The Duchess of Cambridge holds Princess Charlotte during a children's party in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on Sept 29, 2016.
The Duchess of Cambridge holds Princess Charlotte during a children's party in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on Sept 29, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (left) with Princess Charlotte (right) attend a party at the Government House in Canada.
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (left) with Princess Charlotte (right) attend a party at the Government House in Canada.PHOTO: EPA
The Duke of Cambridge holds his daughter Princess Charlotte during a children's party at Government House in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on Sept 29, 2016.
The Duke of Cambridge holds his daughter Princess Charlotte during a children's party at Government House in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on Sept 29, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS
Britain's Prince William, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George (left) and Princess Charlotte arrive at a children's party at Government House in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on Sept 29, 2016.
Britain's Prince William, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George (left) and Princess Charlotte arrive at a children's party at Government House in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on Sept 29, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

TORONTO (REUTERS) - Britain's Princess Charlotte spoke for the first time in public during her family's Canadian tour, uttering the word "pop" while she and her brother played with balloons.

Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, are on a week-long trip to Canada. It was the first time the couple have brought their children George and Charlotte on an official visit to the country.

The family was in Victoria, British Columbia, on Thursday (Sept 29), where they attended a children’s party for military families.

The event on the grounds of Government House, an official residence, included bubbles and a petting zoo with miniature ponies.


Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, speaks to Princess Charlotte as they arrive at a children's party at Government House in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, on Sept 29, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

But the two royal children seemed especially interested in an archway of pink and green balloons, where Princess Charlotte, who is 16 months old, was heard saying "pop" at the balloons. 

It was not the first time on the tour that the children have been the centre of media attention.


Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, with their children Princess Charlotte (left) and Prince George (centre), attend a party at Government House in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on Sept 29, 2016. PHOTO: EPA

On Saturday, three-year-old Prince George made headlines when he ignored Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who was offering him a high-five and a handshake.

The royal family has been greeted by enthusiastic crowds during the tour of the western province of British Columbia and the Yukon territory in the far north.

Prince William is second in line to succeed his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, who has been Canada’s head of state since she ascended to Britain’s throne in 1952.