The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expected to visit Sydney and Canberra when they travel to Australia in April, according to incoming governor-general Peter Cosgrove.
The new representative for the monarch in Australia attended a lunch with The Queen at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday.
Speaking to reporters after meeting, the former defence chief let slip where William and Kate are to visit and that their son, Prince George, will be travelling with them.
“They’ll bring with them Prince George the little one,” he explained.
It appears the incoming governor-general may have let slip Prince George will travel down under with his parents in April. [Michael Middleton/PA]
“They’ll be in Sydney and then in Canberra after their sojourn in New Zealand.”
However, appearing to backtrack on whether it was official the couple would be taking George with them, Peter said: “I don’t know yet, I’m not yet the governor-general.”
He added: “I think every Aussie who likes the idea of royal couples having their children with them on tour will hope that’s the case, but let’s wait and see.”
In December, it was announced the Duke and Duchess would be visiting Australia and New Zealand in April, in what is expected to be a near month-long tour, with the couple to spending around ten days in each country.
At the time, the palace said it was “anticipated” William and Kate would travel down under with their son, but a decision would be made in “due course” about George’s attendance.
Last night, Kensington Palace explained the program for the tour would be announced in “due course” although it is expected new details will be confirmed in the next fortnight.
General Cosgrove will become the 26th governor-general when sworn in on March 28.