Speaking candidly to former Chelsea and Aston Villa defender, Paul Elliott at a Football Association reception at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday, the Duke of Cambridge revealed a “very sweet” new development in the ever changing growth of his adorable daughter, Princess Charlotte.
According to the father-of-two, his little girl – who happens to be fourth in line for the throne – can not only kick around a ball with her brother Prince George, but is also developing into a “very good footballer”.
“She's a very good footballer. You hold her hand and she kicks it. Very sweet,” he quipped.
While the mini-royals are busy running around and kicking up a storm, the parents to 11-month-old Charlotte and two-year-old George are preparing for their upcoming tour.
On Wednesday March 6, the Duke and Duchess attended a reception at Kensington Palace ahead of their India and Bhutan trip.
At the event, the couple were introduced to various Indian and Bhutanese students who are studying and working in the UK, as well as Indian entrepreneurs and representatives from the British Asian Trust.
When the couple stepped onto the scene, all eyes were on Catherine’s royal blue gown, which was created by Indian designer and red carpet favourite, Saloni, giving a subtle nod to her soon-to-be host country.
The striking, polka-dot floor-length gown named the Mary Illusion Dot Dress, features sheer panels and sleeves and a high ruffled neck.
The gown retails at around £500 or a cool $AUD930, and has unsurprisingly sold out since its debut on the royal.
The royal duo’s tour will take place from April 10-16 and marks the first trip to both countries for William and Kate.
The couple will start off in Mumbai where they’ll visit the Taj Palace Hotel, which was one of the scenes of the terrorist attacks of November 2008.
The pair will lay a wreath at a memorial remembering the victims of the attacks, and meet members of staff who bravely protected guests at the time.
After more activities in Mumbai, the Duke and Duchess will travel to New Delhi and tour Kaziranga National Park, getting a closer look at the diverse wildlife in the region and paying a visit to the rural communities living near the park.
During the Bhutan leg of the trip, the couple will meet the King and Queen of Bhutan and get an opportunity to learn more about the heritage and culture of the country.
“The Duke and Duchess are very much looking forward to their tours of India and Bhutan. Their visit to India will be an introduction to a country that they plan to build an enduring relationship with. They will pay tribute to India's proud history, but also are keen to understand the hopes and aspirations of young Indian people and the major role they will play in shaping the 21st century,” a spokesman for Kensington Palace said.
“Their visit to Bhutan will allow them to continue a relationship between two Royal Families by meeting The King and Queen. The Duke and Duchess have heard many wonderful things about the country and are grateful to have this opportunity to get to know the Bhutanese people.”
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