It was Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis who were the lucky ones this week when they spend some time with Sir David Attenborough in Kensington Palace gardens.
The famous naturalist stopped by to attend an outdoor screening of his upcoming feature film; A Life On Our Planet, with Prince William. After the screening, the entire Cambridge family got a chance to spend time with him.
And now, The Times reveals David said meeting George, seven, Charlotte, five, and Louis, two, was “charming”.
“It was a very nice domestic occasion,” he added.
As you can see from the photos, it is clear that Attenborough is a hero in the Cambridges eyes, but apparently he has especially won over Prince George.
“When they met, Sir David gave Prince George a tooth from a giant shark 🦷 the scientific name of which is carcharocles megalodon (‘big tooth’),” the duke and duchess’s Instagram shared.
“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 meters in length, which is about twice the length of the Great White, the largest shark alive today.”
Sir David Attenborough said: “When I was his age, I remember being given fossils by a grown-up. So I thought I would do the same.”
“[George asked] What it was? How big it was? And so on. He was certainly very interested, he seemed to like it. He is very interested in fossils. She [Charlotte] was too. All three seemed charming.”
George, Charlotte and Louis are all fans of Attenborough. It is believed that they have asked their parents to meet him. The new documentary also shows William and Kate talking with Sir David, with the Duchess saying of her children: “They’re massive fans.”