The royal tour of Poland and Germany wrapped up today, and the Cambridge family boarded a plane to fly home.
But before they got on that aircraft, there was a treat in store. More from a Hannah Furness Daily Telegraph story:
Prince George and Princess Charlotte followed in their father’s footsteps as they were given a tour of the helicopters he flies.
The two smallest Cambridges were allowed to roam around the cockpit of the EC145, an Airbus helicopter the Duke flies during his work as a search and rescue pilot.
More from The Telegraph:
Prince George, who celebrates his fourth birthday on Saturday, was given a treat many little boys can only dream of, sitting in the pilot’s seat with expert instructions from his father.
Prince George, who is said to be “helicopter crazy”, looked beside himself with excitement as he looked around the helicopter, as his father explained which buttons did what.
The youngster seemed to be in seventh heaven.
After the chopper tour there was a bit of a hiccup every parent can appreciate. The Princess was not at all pleased when her mother took some papers away from her, so she did precisely what many a two-year-old does in similar situations: she planted herself firmly on the ground. Or, in this case, the tarmac.
Kate had a little talk with her.
And she was right back to her sunnier mood, skipping across the runway.
Then it was time to climb on board the plane taking them back to London.
Now for our look at what George and Charlotte were wearing.
The Princess was in the same pink and white frock worn for Trooping the Colour in June.
The dress, like many, remains a UFO (Unidentified Fashion Object). It features a smocked bodice, ruffled collar, puffed short sleeves and a full skirt with match bloomers. The Princess wore the Mercedita Suela shoe by Doña Carmen today, in the maroon color way. This is a style and color we first saw Charlotte wear at the end of the 2016 Canada Tour and then again at Trooping the Colour this June.
Now to what Prince George wore, beginning with his new shirt by Neck and Neck, a Spanish brand we have seen him wear before. He is in the brand’s “Coral Button Shirt.” It is a classic style in 100% cotton with button front and cuffs; instead of a standard button-down collar this has what some refer to as a “Mao collar.”
Above we show the piece on the retailer’s UK site, where it is £18.59 (about $25 at today’s exchange rates). The shirt is also available on the US site, where it is called the “Boy Russet shirt” and it is $18.40
HRH was in the same UFO navy shorts worn on the three occasions that he has worn throughout the tour.
George wore his Vaello belt again; the one shown below right is from Peques Infantil, where it is €11.90, about $14.
In the shoes and socks department the Prince returned to his navy socks and Start-rite ‘John’ lace-up leather shoes. The shoe remains a very good buy, it is reduced from £65 or £59 to £17.
Princess Charlotte looked precious in her three tour outfits.
And Prince George looked very nice in his.
Tomorrow Prince George turns four; we don’t yet know if the family will release a new photo of him or not. If they do we’ll get it published as quickly as we can on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Of course, we’ll do a blog post as well.
We also plan a separate post showing some of the cute pictures from the tour we didn’t have time to get posted; that’s one I think we will all enjoy.