On the 29th of September 2016, William and Kate took Prince George and Princess Charlotte to a Children’s Garden Party in Canada.
The visit took place during the Royal Couple’s official visit to Canada.
It’s the second time the public saw the children on the tour.
Prior to the children’s party, we saw George and Charlotte at the airport briefly, on the first day.
The party took place in the beautiful grounds of Government House in Victoria.
The organisers invited a group of military families to enjoy the party.
24 other children attended along with Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
In a press release ahead of the tour, the Palace said young party guests could expect “plenty of surprises”.
The surprises included miniature ponies to ride:
Balloon modelling and balloon animals:
Lots of toys to play with!
A petting zoo:
Though a certain young Princess was far more interested in the balloon arch:
It looks like the children had lots of fun:
I just had to share this adorable father and son moment:
Of course, this wasn’t the first time Prince George partied with other children during a Royal Tour.
You may recall he had a playdate in New Zealand back in 2014. You can read more about that event here.
Kate chose a cream See by Chloé dress for the children’s party.
The fit-and-flare dress features a high-neckline that’s ruffled, long sleeves with flared cuffs and a softly pleated knee-length skirt. The dress is made from a pointelle knit cotton mix fabric. The bodice features cut-out detailing. The dress is from the label’s Fall ’16 collection.
The dress is still available to purchase from Saks Fifth Avenue, where it retails for $460 USD. (Correct at the time of writing: 20th August 2017).
Nordstrom also stocked the dress (now sold out). They described it as follows:
“A high ruffled neckline adds a touch of demure Victorian style to a gorgeous dress that pairs a geometric lace-jersey bodice with a solid stretch-twill skirt.”
Kate wore the dress belted.
Kate paired the dress with her biscuit-coloured Monsoon wedges:
Sadly, the shoes are sold out, though the company do re-release them from time-to-time. You can read more information about the wedges on this page.
UPDATE MARCH 2018 – Monsoon has re-released the wedges for the spring/summer season. Instead of Fleur, they’re now named Eva. They appear to be exactly the same, except for a slight tweak in colour. They now come in nude instead of taupe. Shop them here.
Kate chose her Kiki McDonough Lauren leaf-shaped earrings for the party. The £2,200 earrings are made from 18ct gold and feature pavé diamonds.