7 Things (Plus a Bonus) We Learned About the Royals From Their Trip Down Under

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7 Things (Plus a Bonus) We Learned About the Royals From Their Trip Down Under

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their son, nine-month-old Prince George, just bid farewell to Australia after whirlwind trip full of fun, photo ops and more.  Read below for the seven things we now know about the royals after their trip Down Under and click HERE for even more photos of the royals on their first official overseas trip as a family of three.

1) The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William Can Drop a Beat

 

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The duke and duchess spent a day DJ-ing, break dancing and graffiti-ing while in Adelaide, Australia.  The duchess, Kate Middleton, was described by an attendee as being "fantastic" at the DJ table, while William revealed he likes "house music, a bit of rock'n'roll and the classics, and a bit of R&B."

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2) Prince George Should Have No Trouble Finding His Queen

At least two wannabe queens were photographed wearing "Marry Me George"t-shirts amid the crowds that greeted the royal family at each stop. 

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Eleven-month-oldRuby-Cate Blitz was the first to profess her love for 9-month-old Prince George at the royal's stop in Wellington, New Zealand, where Prince William spotted her and brought Kate over to meet her, too. 

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 Afew days later, another girl was spotted wearing a pale pink "Marry Me George" t-shirt, accented by a bright pink tutu and a flower hat, at the royal family's stop at South Bank in Brisbane, Australia.

3) The Royals Are a Competitive Bunch

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There were no royal kisses or any posing for the camera whenWilliam and Kate took to the high seas in America’s Cup yachts off the coast ofAuckland, New Zealand.  Prince William told his teammates they “had to make sure we win” against Kate and her crew but fell short to his wife not once but twice.  “We were sabotaged,” William joked after the race.

 

4) Kate Middleton Can Do it All…in Heels

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Duchess Kate maintained he rreputation as a fashion icon while Down Under, while also revealing just how skilled at wearing a fashionable pump she really is.  The Duchess mastered the art of wearing hig hheels while descending a plane’s staircase while also holding her son, Prince George, and facing a barrage of cameras. 

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In New Zealand Kate put practicality aside and took a few swings with a cricket bat, all while dressed wearing a skirt suit and heels.

5) Prince George Needs a Palace for His Souvenirs

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Let’s hope the duke and duchess added a souvenir room when they recently renovated their home, Apartment 1A in Kensington Palace. Though he appeared publicly at only a few stops on the family’s tour Down Under, Prince George crawled away with a trove of souvenirs worthy of a royal. 

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In Adelaide, a center square was renamed after George and he was gifted a custom-made skateboard featuring his name.

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At his first official event, a play date in New Zealand, George was gifted a blue bear nearly his size.

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Upon arrival in Australia, George was gifted a giant stuffed wombat, the same animal his father was nicknamed after as a child.

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In Sydney, Prince George squealed while meeting a bilby named after him but appeared more interested in the stuffed bilby he got to take home.

6) The Royals Look Alike, Dress Alike and Pose Alike

Royal watchers who remember the trip Down Under Prince William made with his parents, Prince Charles and Princess Diana, three decades ago may have felt like they were seeing double this go-around.  

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When the royal family arrived in Australia, Prince George was sporting a sailboat-embroidered romper almost identical to one worn by his father when he was around George’s age.

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On April 22, the duke and duchess visited Australia’s famed Ayers Rock and posed for a photo in the same location where Prince Charles and Princess Diana posed for photographers on their own trip Down Under.

7) The Duchess is Not Pregnant…Yet

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Hopes for a second royal heir on the way were dashed when Duchess Kate enjoyed a few sips of Pinot Noir while visiting a New Zealand vineyard with Prince William.  Also quelling the rumor mill was the wild boat ride Kate took that same weekend, with the whitewater jet boat sh erode topping speeds of 50 mph.

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Those two signs came, however, just days after Prince William, according to reports, told a woman who made a gift for Prince George, the couple’s first child, that she might need to make another one.

Bonus: Prince George is Adorable

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We already knew the young prince, who celebrated his nine-month birthday while in Australia, was perfection so this trip, his first official overseas trip, just confirmed it.

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Prince George showed his brute strength but still played well with others while at a playdate in New Zealand; squealed in delight at wild animals named after him; was appropriately cute and smiley when meeting world leaders and, even when he probably wanted to cry, never completely lost his cool in public – the sign of a true royal.

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