Prince George To Carry Out First Royal Engagement On New Zealand Royal Tour

14/08/2014 16:42 | Updated 20 May 2015

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, touched down in Wellington, New Zealand with Prince George on Monday. And while his mother and father have already carried out their first royal engagement Down Under, Prince George is yet to make his.

The eight-month-old will carry out his very first royal engagement alongside Kate and Wills, meeting 10 other sets of parents and their children at a party inside Government House in Wellington.

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The event, which will see PG meeting and greeting with baby boys and girls all born around the same time as him, will celebrate the work of child welfare charity the Royal New Zealand Plunket Society.

"It's lovely to think that he will be a Plunket baby," said the organisation's president, Tristine Clark.

"We are just so excited to be part of the visit. Their time in New Zealand is so limited so to get the opportunity to introduce them to Plunket is such an honour."

This will be a rare appearance for the young prince, who is set to remain out of sight for much of the trip, staying at official residences with his nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo.

However, while Kate and William will be busy by day they've tailored the tour to keep most evenings free so that they can bath him and put him to bed.

"Taking a nine-month-old on a royal tour is not a first but it has not happened in this royal family's context for many, many years, so there has been much to think about, as any new parent travelling long distance will recognise," William's private secretary said recently.

Check out all the pics from the trio's first day in NZ:

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