The Cambridges Are Treated To A Garden Visit From Sir David Attenborough

George, Charlotte and Louis are said to be 'massive fans' of Sir David.

The Cambridges and Sir David Attenborough

by Rhiannon Evans |
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New adorable pictures capturing the moment The Cambridge children, George, Charlotte and Louis, met Sir David Attenborough, have been released.

The three pictures were put on instagram late on Saturday evening, but were taken on Thursday as Sir David visited The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in their garden at Kensington Palace.

The caption read: 'The photographs were taken earlier this week in the gardens of Kensington Palace, after The Duke and Sir David attended an outdoor screening of Sir David’s upcoming feature film 🎞️ ‘David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet’.

'With a shared passion for protecting the natural world, they continue to support one another in their missions to tackle some of the biggest environmental challenges our planet faces.

'This includes working together on The @EarthshotPrize 🌍 the most prestigious global environment prize in history – further details of which will be shared in the coming weeks.

'When they met, Sir David gave Prince George a tooth from a giant shark 🦷 the scientific name of which is carcharocles megalodon (‘big tooth’).

'Sir David found the tooth on a family holiday to Malta in the late 1960s, embedded in the island’s soft yellow limestone which was laid down during the Miocene period some 23 million years ago. Carcharocles is believed to have grown to 15 metres in length, which is about twice the length of the Great White, the largest shark alive today.'

Kate wore a denim shirt dress from Gabriella Hearst costing £1,295

The visit had been trailed by an earlier post on the Kensington Royal account. Sir David joined Instagram this week, beating Jennifer Aniston's record for the fastest million followers.

Kate and William have met Sir David several times. At a ceremony last year with Sir David, The Duchess said the children were 'very upset' they couldn't meet him.

A palace aide told The Daily Mail, 'The children are massive fans of Sir David and this was the first time they had met him, although they had always wanted to. So they were absolutely delighted, and you can see from Charlotte's reaction in the picture how excited she was.'

David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet, which the Duke and Sir David watched, will be available on Netflix from 4 October. The pair will also now work together on the Earthshot Prize, a multi-million pound initiative to find 50 solutions to our greatest environmental problems over the next decade.

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When Kate and William announced their engagement in 2010, Kate wore a sapphire blue Issa dress.

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Kate attended the wedding of Nicholas Van Cutsem and Alice Hadden-Paton in 2009 wearing a Jane Troughton coat over an Issa dress.

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During the President's visit in 2011, Kate greeted the First Lady, Michelle Obama, wearing a nude Reiss dress.

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Kate attended the wedding of Harry Meade and Rosemarie Bradford in 2010 wearing an electric blue Issa dress.

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Kate wowed in a Jenny Packham dress and LK Bennett heels when she attended the ARK (Absolute Return for Kids) gala dinner in 2011.

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On April 29th 2011, Kate married Prince William and became Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. She wore an Alexander McQueen dress, designed by Sarah Burton.

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The couple visited Belfast in 2011, and Kate wore a Burberry coat and Marvin K boots.

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At the Trooping of the Colour ceremony in 2011, Kate opted for an Alexander McQueen coat.

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At Wimbledon in 2011 Kate wore a dress by Temperley London.

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Kate arrived in Canada in 2011 for the Royal Tour, wearing a lace Erdem dress.

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Kate looked stunning during the Canadian Royal Tour in 2011, wearing a white Reiss dress.

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During the Royal Tour in Canada, 2011, the Duchess wore an Alice by Temperley blouse with Goldsign jeans.

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During their Canadian Royal Tour, Kate boarded a plane in a pale yellow Jenny Packham dress.

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On the final day of the Canadian Royal Tour in 2011, Kate wore a Catherine Walker dress with LK Bennett heels.

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in 2011 Kate visited Copenhagen's Unicef centre wearing a red coat by LK Bennett.

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On Remembrance Day in 2011, Kate wore a Diane von Furstenberg coat.

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Kate was stunning when she attended the premiere of War Horse in 2012, wearing a Temperley London black lace gown.

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in 2012 Kate boarded the Diamond Jubilee flotilla wearing a scarlet red Alexander McQueen dress.

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In 2012 Kate wore Zara jeans with a Burberry shirt to visit the Widehorizons Margaret McMillan House.

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Kate wore an Emilia Wickstead coat dress at the Thistle Service in Edinburgh in 2012.

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During the Diamond Jubilee tour of South East Asia, Kate wore a Jenny Packham dress and LK Bennett heels to visit Singapore's Botanical Gardens.

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Pregnant Kate was glowing at the National Review of the Queen's Scouts in 2013, wearing a Mulberry mint green coat and LK Bennett heels.

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Pregnant Kate attended the 60th anniversary of the Queen's Coronation in June 2013, wearing a bespoke Jenny Packham lace dress with a peach jacket.

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On July 23rd 2013 Kate and William introduced their son, Prince George, to the world's press. Kate looked lovely in a blue polka dot Jenny Packham dress.

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At the christening of Prince George in October 2013, Kate wore a pale Alexander McQueen dress.

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In April 2013 Kate, along with William and George, landed in Wellington Airport, New Zealand. Kate looked amazing in a scarlet red Catherine Walker coat.

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When visiting Whenuapai, near Auckland, Kate wore a striped Breton top with a Zara blazer and J Brand jeans.

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Kate arrived at Dunedin International Airport wearing an Emilia Wickstead pleated dress.

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The couple visited Winmalee in 2014 to meet victims of the bush fires in the area, and Kate wore a DVF printed dress.

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At the Queen's Garden Party in 2014 Kate looked stunning in a lace Alexander McQueen dress.

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Whilst pregnant with Princess Charlotte, Kate visited Portsmouth in 2015, wearing a MaxMara coat, Jimmy Choo heels and a clutch by L.K. Bennett.

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Kate made her first public appearance since the birth of Princess Charlotte at the Trooping of the Colour in June 2015, wearing a Catherine Walker coat.

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For the christening of her daughter, Princess Charlotte, in July 2015, Kate wore an ivory Alexander McQueen dress.

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In November 2015 Kate visited Caernarfon in North Wales, and kept warm in a Reiss coat.

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During the 2016 tour to India and Bhutan, Kate wore an Emilia Wickstead dress in Mumbai.

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Kate wore a pale yellow Emilia Wickstead dress when she arrived in Bhutan in April 2016.

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On a visit to the Taj Mahal in 2016 Kate wore a Naeem Khan dress .

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During the Canadian Royal Tour in 2016 Kate wore a scarlet Preen by Thornton Bregazzi gown at the Government of British Columbia reception.

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On the second day of the Canadian royal tour Kate wore a red Alexander McQueen dress and red Russell & Bromley heels.

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Kate chose a powder blue suit for by Catherine Walker for her visit to the Netherlands - her first solo overseas engagement.

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For an event marking World Mental Health Day in 2016, Kate chose a floral patterned dress with pleated front by Kate Spade.

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Kate wore a checked Erdem coat for a visit to Manchester in October 2016

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For a reception of Team GB athletes at Buckingham Palace, Kate chose a poppy print tea dress by Alexander McQueen

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Kate Middleton wearing a £320 white Self Portrait dress at the Recovery Street Film Festival

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The Duchess donned a Preen by Thornton Bregazzi dress to the Place2Be Wellbeing In Schools Awards.

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In December 2016 Kate attended the Christmas party for volunteers at The Mix youth service.

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On St. Patricks day Kate wore a green coat by Catherine Walker. She didn't have time to to change, though, as she had to board a plane to Paris that same day to meet with President Hollande.

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Kate dazzled on the Paris royal tour in March 2017. She wore a sparkling Jenny Packham gown to the gala dinner.

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When in Paris on the royal tour, Kate wore a pillarbox-red Carolina Herrera coat to watch the Six Nations rugby game.

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When visiting the National Portrait Gallery in March 2017, Kate wowed in a forest green lace dress by Temperley London.

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During the Paris royal tour, Kate wore a black Alexander McQueen gown at the British Embassy reception.

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The Duchess of Cambridge made a day trip to Luxembourg, amid reports the royal family are becoming Britain's "Brexit ambassadors", opting for a chic baby blue dress coat by Emilia Wickstead.

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