"They were on their best behavior [during the trip]," William said

October 11, 2016 07:39 AM

The party’s over for Prince George and Princess Charlotte — or perhaps more accurately, for their parents.

Following the royal family’s eight-day tour of Canada, 3-year-old George and 17-month-old Charlotte experienced the after-effects of such a big trip, dad Prince William revealed Monday evening.

“They were on best behavior [during the trip], so it was good,” he said, adding, “The jet lag has been a bit interesting since we got back.”

William said of the memorable tour with Princess Kate, “We had a busy week. It was good fun. It was nice to take the children with us as well.”

The royal dad shared the tidbit with Amanda Pullinger, the CEO of 100 Women in Hedge Funds, as he arrived at their annual gala dinner in London.

This year the gala supported the youth charity SkillForce, of which the Duke is a patron.

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In a speech to around 200 guests, William praised the worldwide organization, which is made up of more than 15,000 professional women.

“Not only does your financial generosity go a long way, but I know that the charities benefit from your networks and the time that many of you give” he said.

Funds raised this year will go towards a character education effort by SkillForce that William described as a “national first”aimed at helping 5- to 14-year-olds develop confidence.

“The pressures on young people these days is enormous — much more than even when I was at school,” he said.

“Competition around academic attainment, the pressures of social media, popularity — all these can create an environment where those who have difficult home lives or who are otherwise struggling for whatever reason can get left behind, unable ever to catch up again, even in their adult lives.”

The SkillForce Character Award, using the experience of ex-service personnel as instructors, is being pioneered with more than 1,000 children in 37 schools across England, Scotland and Wales.

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