14/08/2014 16:56 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Prince George To Go On First Official Royal Tour At Nine Months Old

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Baby Prince George is going to start work before he's even a year old. Yep, there's no rest for the Royals, no matter how young you are.

The six-month-old heir to the throne is expected to undertake his first official royal tour next April.

Kensington Palace has confirmed that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will embark on a lengthy visit to Australia and New Zealand in the spring on behalf of the Queen.

And aides say it is strongly 'anticipated' that Prince George will go with them.

However, a source told the Mail: "Clearly it is hoped and planned that Prince George will accompany them but being new parents and the trip being several months away yet, a final decision will be made nearer the time."

The reason why courtiers can't be more specific is that babies are 'unpredictable creatures at best'.

The Royal parents currently employ Prince William's elderly nanny, Jessie Webb, 71, to care for their son on a part-time basis. It is not yet known whether she will travel with them on the gruelling three-week-long trip.

In a statement, Kensington Palace said: "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit New Zealand and Australia in April 2014.

"Their Royal Highnesses have been invited to visit by the New Zealand and Australian governments.

"Further details on the exact dates and itinerary will be issued in due course."