MILLIONS saw Prince George’s love of wildlife on TV this week.
Mum Kate says one of her seven-year-old son’s favourite places to visit is the Natural History Museum in London.
But she admits that on one of his first visits, George was more interested in a wild pigeon he spotted in the building than the exhibits.
To be fair, his love of wildlife did start at a young age.
On one of his first royal public engagements — aged nine months — at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia, he was fascinated by a baby bilby. The rabbit-like creature was named George in his honour.
Today, Prince George is a veteran of five foreign tours, including a trip to the Airbus factory in Hamburg, Germany, where he showed he has inherited a love of helicopters from his dad, William, and uncle Harry.
And just like his grandfather, Prince Charles, George — seen quizzing Sir David Attenborough in a video filmed last month in Kensington Palace garden — prefers being outdoors.
In his ITV documentary, A Planet For Us All, on Monday, William said his eldest child was “like a caged animal” when cooped up indoors.
As well as studying wildlife, George can already ride a horse after learning on one of his godmother Zara Tindall’s Shetland ponies. And he plays tennis.
Thankfully, our future king is a huge England football fan and follows his dad’s club, Aston Villa.
A year ago, the duke and duchess took George and his sister Princess Charlotte to watch Villa take on Norwich, with the young prince clearly thrilled with his side’s 5-1 win at Carrow Road.
When he was born in July 2013, he was dubbed Georgeous George, but his parents nicknamed him Tips after his initials PG.
Away from the public spotlight, his parents say he is boisterous but is slowly overcoming his shyness in front of the camera as keen photographer Kate takes most of the superb snaps we have seen of him.
And they are in no hurry to burden him with his destiny.
William says: “There’ll be a time and a place for George to understand how he fits in, in the world. But right now it’s just a case of keeping a secure, stable environment around him.”
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