The royal couple’s tour of New Zealand and Australia has been filled with frequent furry meet-and-greets in the form of puppies, sheep and a wombat.
At the Sydney Royal Easter Show on Friday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were on hand for a sheep shearing display where a ram named Fred made them smile by welcoming them with a gentlemanly bow. The royals fed Fred some yummy apples (above), and the press ate up Kate’s playful joke: she suggested that her handsome husband cover his bald spot with a wig made of alpaca wool.
Earlier in the week, a rainy day turned into a dog day afternoon for the canine-loving duo, who were all smiles as they cuddled two cuties – German shepherd police dog pups – during a visit to the Royal New Zealand Police College in Wellington.
Little Prince George even joined in on the animal action when he received a stuffed wombat, a marsupial native to Australia, from his family’s Aussie hosts, Sir Peter Cosgrove and his wife, Lady Cosgrove, on Wednesday. The parting gift was an especially fitting choice for the 8-month-old given that his father was nicknamed “wombat” by Princess Diana as a child.
With about a week left before the royals return to England, it remains to be seen what other furry friends they’ll make along the way – but we’ll be watching!