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Royal Tour 2014: Prince George Meets The Easter Bunny At Taronga Zoo In Sydney (And It's Seriously Cute)

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

The cute factor of the Royal Tour went up a hundred notches as Prince George gurgled with delight upon meeting Sydney's answer to the Easter Bunny - a bilby, also called George, after the young prince.

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Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, took their son, who's nine-months-old on Tuesday, to join them as they officially opened the Prince George Bilby Exhibit.

It marked the second official engagement for the tot, who also enjoyed a play date in Wellington for his first public appointment.

The royal couple headed to Taronga Zoo following an Easter Sunday Service, where Kate wowed in an Alexander McQueen coat.

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According to the Daily Mail, Duchess Kate said: "He's trying to grab his ear."

William added: "If he gets it he'll never let go."

And, when, a zookeeper tried to coax the bilby closer, Kate warned it might not be such a good idea, adding: "He's got quite a strong grab actually."

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George visit the Nightlife display at Taronga Zoo, view a Bilby and officially name the Prince George Bilby Exhibit, as part of their tour of New Zealand and Australia in Sydney, Australia, on April 20. 2014 <P> Pictured: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George <P><B>Ref: SPL741936  200414  </B><BR/> Picture by: James Whatling / Splash News<BR/> </P><P> <B>Splash News and Pictures</B><BR/> Los Angeles: 310-821-2666<BR/> New York: 212-619-2666<BR/> London: 870-934-2666<BR/> photodesk@splashnews.com<BR/> </P>

And the excitement wasn't over for Prince George, as after meeting the real deal, he then got his very on bilby cuddly toy, which he looked rather pleased about.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George visit the Nightlife display at Taronga Zoo, view a Bilby and officially name the Prince George Bilby Exhibit, as part of their tour of New Zealand and Australia in Sydney, Australia, on April 20, 2014 <P> Pictured: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George <P><B>Ref: SPL741934  200414  </B><BR/> Picture by: James Whatling / Splash News<BR/> </P><P> <B>Splash News and Pictures</B><BR/> Los Angeles: 310-821-2666<BR/> New York: 212-619-2666<BR/> London: 870-934-2666<BR/> photodesk@splashnews.com<BR/> </P>

Duchess Kate, meanwhile, looked super-pretty in a yellow broderie anglaise dress, which, apparently, she designed herself with one of the Queen's tailors back in 2012.

She paired the summer frock with the tan wedges she wore for a trip to Manly beach last week.

Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge (L), and her husband Britain's Prince William (C) pat a koala named Leuca held by Lucinda Cveticanin (R) as they visit Taronga Zoo in Sydney on April 20, 2014.  William, his wife Kate and their son Prince George are on a three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia.    AFP PHOTO / WILLIAM WEST        (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)

During their trip to the zoo, the royal couple also met a koala, fed a giraffe, and watched the bird show.

But, really, Prince George was the star of this show, right?

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