A royal family affair!
On Saturday, Prince William and Kate Middleton shared two adorable new photos with their children — Prince George, 6, Princess Charlotte, 5, and Prince Louis, 2 — taken with a very special friend of the family: Sir David Attenborough.
Taken in the gardens at Kensington Palace, the images were captured earlier in the week after William and the esteemed conservation advocate and documentary filmmaker attended an outdoor screening of Attenborough’s upcoming feature film, A Life On Our Planet.
In one image, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are surrounded by their children — who are all wearing coordinating blue outfits — while sharing a moment with the filmmaker, who George is a big fan of!
Although George appears to play it cool in the photo, Charlotte seems excited as can be, posing with her hands on her face while looking directly at Attenborough, much to Kate’s delight.
The second family photo shows a more private moment between William and his two boys. In the snapshot, the royal has a smile on his face as he sits beside Louis and George, whose focus is on a fossilised shark tooth — which he was gifted by the naturalist.
Although William has “always loved nature,” he previously revealed that fatherhood has influenced his conservation efforts.
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In a clip from his upcoming documentary, Prince William: A Planet For Us All, the father of three said that becoming a dad gave him a “new sense of purpose.”
“Now I’ve got George, Charlotte and now Louis in my life, your outlook does change. You want to hand over to the next generation, the wildlife, in a much better condition,” he added in the clip, which also documented William’s talks with Attenborough.
In her own appearance in the documentary, Kate made sure to mention that their children held Attenborough in high regard. “The children were very upset that we were coming to see you and they weren’t coming. They are massive fans,” she said.