Prince George Spent His First Easter Sunday at an Australian Zoo

Josh Duboff

Kate Middleton, Prince George and Prince William at the Zoo
Kate Middleton, Prince George and Prince William at the Zoo

When the itinerary for the royal family's tour of Australia and New Zealand was revealed last month, there was one date that stood out like a bright red fascinator on a cloudy day: April 20, Easter Sunday, "visit to Taronga Zoo where the bilby enclosure is being named after Prince George." Prince George! Zoo animals! On Easter! It's truly an embarrassment of riches for anyone with the slightest royal-watching tendencies (...or anyone who just fundamentally appreciates cute babies, cute animals, and the intersection of the two).



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And, fortunately, we were not disappointed by today's photographic output. Prince George seemed to be in excellent spirits, as the Daily Mail noted his "previously grumpy demeanor has finally softened" (not even one-year-old yet and the vicissitudes in his facial expressions are already being brutally scrutinized by the Daily Mail!). George giggled and squealed, per reports, when he met a bilby (which is apparently Australia's version of the Easter Bunny) who was named George in honor of the young prince. George the baby tried to stroke George the bilby, but Kate and William pulled their son back. ("[Baby George] is trying to grab his ear," Kate said, with William adding, "If he gets it, he'll never let go.")


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Meanwhile, not content to let their son hog all the photo op glory, Prince William fed a giraffe a carrot and Kate Middleton sniffed a koala.


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