He’s received a number of generous gifts as he tours New Zealand and Australia with his parents, including a miniature bicycle and even a custom-made boat tied with red ribbon.
Now finally a present has drawn a smile – however faint – from baby Prince George.
The eight-month old looked the happiest he’s been on the Royal Tour after being presented with a large plush toy Wombat by Australia’s Governor-General Peter Cosgrove at Admiralty House late on Wednesday.
Now he’s impressed! Prince George smiled as he pulled on the soft furry giant Wombat presented to him by Governor-General Peter Cosgrove at Admiralty House in Sydney on Wednesday evening
G’day Australia! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were taken to the Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove and Lady Cosgrove’s residence on Sydney’s North Shore after arriving in Australia on Wednesday, with the picturesque Sydney Opera House and harbour as a stunning backdrop
After the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s official welcome ceremony at the Sydney Opera House, which drew thousands to the foreshore hoping to catch a glimpse of the royal couple, next stop was the Governor-General’s residence.
Despite seeming a little grizzly when the family had disembarked from their flight at Kingsford Smith Airport, the little royal looked quite pleased with the giant toy presented to him, which dwarfed him in size.
The little Prince used his tiny fist to clutch at the furry texture and smiled inquisitively as William held the toy up for his son to inspect.
The plush toy of the native Australian animal is one of many gifts Kate and William have graciously received on behalf of their son.
Most impressive was a custom-made Sealegs boat in Auckland, a miniature version of the inflatable mode of transport which can move from the water straight onto land thanks to all-terrain wheels – designed especially for the Prince.
He also added a miniature push bike to his list of presents to take home after his mum and dad officially open the National Cycling Centre in Hamilton, New Zealand last week.
How do we get it home? William and Kate looked surprised and a little puzzled by the custom-made miniature boat presented as a gift to Prince George during the family’s visit to Auckland
The couple accept a gift of a bicycle for their son Prince George as former Olympic cyclist Sarah Ulmer looks on while attending the opening of the National Cycling Centre in Cambridge, New Zealand last week
Not quite as grand but no less sentimental was a kangaroo backpack William was seen holding for his son when they briefly stopped over in Sydney on their way to New Zealand.
Stockists of the plush bag reported the it sold out within hours as a result of Prince William seen carrying one.
Despite all the fuss, the young royal hasn’t been the most smiley baby throughout the royal tour.
George has barely cracked a smile and has even looked downright grumpy during his public appearances.
He looked less than impressed as his nanny Maria Teresa carried him upon the family’s arrival in Sydney.
After a meet and greet as the family disembarked, a weary and slightly grumpy looking George, who was dressed in a smart and summery white ensemble, was taken to the car by his nanny – perhaps he was feeling tired after the flight from Auckland.
Moody: George looked less than impressed as his nanny Maria Teresa carried him upon the family’s arrival in Sydney
The travel might be taking its toll on baby George, who looked decidedly unimpressed as the family left Wellington on Wednesday, despite a cheery grin from mum
The tiny tot hasn’t been particularly smiley throughout the royal tour