Photos: Prince George plays with other babies as his first official engagement
The Duchess of Cambridge holds Prince George during a Plunket nurse and parents group visit at Government House in Wellington on April 9, 2014.
What a cutie! Prince George is fascinated as he meets a little girl just his age at the playdate.
A better look at Kate's dress as she laughs with another mom.
George looked quite dapper in his sailboat dungarees by Rachel Riley.
Can't. Handle. The. Cuteness.
George agrees that his mom has great hair. But he just needs to help her style it...
And then chomp on it! George chews on mom's famous hair.
Baby Eden (front left) dressed to impress little George on their playdate!
Kate plays with George, wearing a pretty black and white Tory Burch dress.
Prince George, an extremely well-dressed baby.
Such a sweet photo: after his play date is over, George gives Kate a good hug.
Looks like Prince George can't get enough of his play date.
Prince George is presented with a baby blue toy bear.
The little guy is having so much fun!
The whole family is together for the gift.
The first official engagement for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in New Zealand is officially underway, and it's a fun one! On Wednesday afternoon (Tuesday evening here in New York), Kate and William brought baby George to a casual engagement with other first-time parents and their young babies. So for Prince George's first engagement he gets to play with some very lucky little ones!
The playgroup took place at The Government House in Wellington, where the family will stay for the remainder of their time in New Zealand. The event was hosted by Plunket, or more formally The Royal New Zealand Plunket Society, which is a non-profit organization in support of mothers and babies across New Zealand.
Considering how wiggly the little Prince was while Kate carried him across the tarmac, it was bound to be an eventful and fun afternoon for everyone there. For the meet-and-greet, Kate wore a black and white geometric-patterned dress by Tory Burch, while George was dressed in a white top and navy blue overalls from Rachel Riley. You can snatch up Kate's dress for $450 at Net-a-Porter, (nope, sorry -- now sold out!) and George's Sailboat Smocked Dungarees retail for £75.00 (around $129.00). We expect neither will last long!
Prince George has been described as a bit of a "bruiser," even making one little one cry when he took her wooden doll! But come on, babies will be babies. Funnily enough, George had the same thing happen shortly after as another baby snatched a toy away from him, "stopping him in his tracks." The teething Prince spent some time chewing on mom's famous hair and seemed to have quite a fun afternoon.
Today's event was bound to bring back memories of when William was a baby and traveled to Australia with his mother, Princess Diana, and father Prince Charles. Such great photos came from that moment, and today gave the Cambridge family some great photos as well.
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The royal family arrived in New Zealand on Monday morning after a 30-hour flight and took a few days to recoup and try to get over their jet lag. The Cambridges traveled to an exclusive resort called the Wharekauhau Lodge -- a location south of Wellington. It wasn't reported where their secluded getaway was going to be, but apparently the amount of police and royal officials gave them away!