PICS: Prince George and Princess Charlotte are the life of the party

2016-09-30 08:04

Victoria— Princess Charlotte took her first steps in public on Thursday as she and brother Prince George played in a children's party with Prince William and Kate.

The 1-year-old Charlotte immediately bee-lined for some colourful balloons before heading to the petting zoo for some time with the goats, sheep, rabbits and miniature horses.

George sat on his father's knee before warming up to the party at a bubble-blowing station. He used a squirt gun while William picked up a wand to make huge bubbles.

The royals arrived in Canada last Saturday. George left Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hanging on a high-five attempt at the airport.

The kids are staying behind at Victoria's Government House, the location for the party with military families, while their parents tour British Columbia and the Yukon.

Children's entertainer Paul Kilshaw, 53, made several balloons for the prince and princess. A flower and teddy bear for Charlotte and a spider, monkey on a tree and volcano for George.

He said George asked for a spider, which he'd never had to make before, but he used a penguin body and added eight legs. 

"The volcano was an interesting trip, too. (Prince George) asked for a volcano. He was very proud to tell me all about volcanos. I started making it, I said 'I'll put orange and red fire from it,' and he said 'And that's lava.'"

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