We begin by asking you to vote for the Best Family Photo taken during the tour (it's been thoroughly enjoyable whittling these down). For this poll, we've chosen more personal photos rather than airport departures and arrivals. Prepare yourselves for some serious cuteness.
Our first choice is Kate's favourite photo from the tour. At Prince George's first official engagement - a playdate at Government House - photographer Simon Woolf snapped a beautiful photo of George resting his head on Kate's shoulder with William standing beside them. Mr. Woolf gave the Duchess a black and white copy which we're sure she'll treasure.
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The trio's visit to Taronga Zoo in Sydney was perhaps the most memorable in terms of seeing Prince George. This one offers a lovely opportunity to see William interacting with his son.
William and Kate enjoyed introducing their son to a bilby. In fact, George was very eager; so much so that William said, "he's trying to grab his ear" to which Kate replied, "If he gets it he'll never let go".
Next, another photo form Taronga Zoo (one could easily add ten from the zoo). George was very pleased to receive a toy bilby but quickly threw it away much to the delight of those at the scene. No George would have preferred the real thing!
Our final option is one there was much debate about including, but following requests via social media we elected to add it to our poll. After the Easter Sunday service, the Duke and Duchess returned to Admiralty House to play with their son. I quite liked the fact that although Kate was wearing custom McQueen she knelt down in the grass to play with her son. It's a great shame an informal photo-call like this wasn't a part of the itinerary. We wish to note the Palace did not complain about these photos.
Moving on to our second poll: Vote for George's Cutest Tour Outfit!
We've all heard of the Kate effect, but we saw the 'Prince George Effect' in full force during the tour, such was the interest in the prince's wardrobe. For their arrival in Wellington, New Zealand, George looked adorable in cream and white with his Early Days Ivory Pre-Walker Shoes.
For his first official engagement, the little prince looked darling in the Rachel Riley Sailboat Smocked Dungarees. The navy and ivory cotton dungarees retail for $129 and feature an elasticated waist and adjustable straps which cross over at the back (oh, the cuteness factor!). George also wore the £15 Trotters Milo Body and a pair of £25.99 Early Days Pre-Walkers.
A very sleepy Prince George departed Wellington, New Zealand with his parents on 16 April looking adorable in his Rachel Riley Dungarees, Trotters Onesie, Early Days Pre-Walkers Shoes and an ivory cardigan.
Prince George looked very cute in a white romper with sailing boats by Les Petites Abeilles for the royal arrival in Sydney. The hand smocked and embroidered design retails for £60.
George looked excited for his zoo visit in the Rachel Riley Striped Jersey Polo and the navy Pocket Shorts. They're available for $69 and $89 respectively. The prince also wore his Early Days Alex Shoes.
Prince George was gorgeous in a red cardigan and white and red stripe dungarees by Neck and Neck and his Early Days Pre-Walkers as he joined his parents to depart Australia.
1. The Playful.
2. The 'Mom I love your hair'.
3. Looking at Mom.
4. The Cranky.
6. The Pout.
7. The 'Grrr'
8. The Happy.
9. The Grumpy.
On the subject of George, the prince met Zara and Mike Tindall's daughter Mia at Prince Charles's country home Highgrove. The playdate turned into something of a food fight, according to Hello! as George was eating at the time :)
In other news, it's been incredibly quiet on the royal front. According to various reports, it seems the Duchess has been spending quite a lot of time working on completing the interior of the couple's new country home Anmer Hall. The Queen's first garden party of the year takes place today. It's the first of four that will take place over the season. We know Kate will attend one, but will it be today's or one at a later date?
We'll be back with the results of our tour polls next! :)