Kate Middleton will visit Magic Garden in Hampton Court to officially open its new children’s play area on May 4. Kensington Palace announced the engagement of the Duchess of Cambridge on Monday. This will be the 34-year-old royal’s first solo engagement after her and husband Prince William’s visit to India and Bhutan earlier in April.
The mother-of-two will get busy with Queen Elizabeth II’s official birthday celebrations in June and celebrations in Windsor Castle in May. Kensington Palace also announced that Kate will attend a lunch reception supporting a new center of excellence for children’s mental health on the same day. It is an issue that is close to the British royal’s heart.
For the Magic Garden opening, royal fans and watchers are already speculating whether Prince George will attend with his mom. The engagement is particularly suited to youngsters. The 2-year-old prince impressed U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle when the couple came over for dinner to Kensington Palace on Friday.
George was pictured shaking hands with Obama and playing on a rocking horse in his dressing gown and pajamas. His mom Kate crouched down to talk to her son and introduced him to the U.S. President. The little prince took part in a similar engagement – his very first – when he was just eight months old.
He joined children his age at a special playdate session at Government House in Wellington, during Prince William and Kate’s royal tour of New Zealand in 2014. It was then that George joined other babies and toddlers in a play area full of toys. The third-in-line to the British throne grabbed a wooden doll from a girl called Paige, making her cry.
George has only made a few official appearances so far. He made his debut at Trooping the Color last June and the following month attended the christening of his baby sister Princess Charlotte. He also visited Charlotte at the hospital the day she was born. On May 4, Kate will also undertake her first engagement as patron of the Anna Freud Centre.
The Duchess will visit Hampton Court's Magic Garden on Weds 4 May to officially open the new children's play area pic.twitter.com/F1ZP9PQrfh
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