Princess Charlotte joined her parents to watch a swim at the Commonwealth Games and meet and visit a charity for her first outing without her siblings.
Prince William and Kate Middleton brought along seven-year-old Charlotte to the Commonwealth Games this Tuesday – watching a swim meet and then heading to the SportsAid House, a charity the Duchess of Cambridge has been a patron of since 2013.
The royal trio met with several athletes supported by SportsAid’s Team England Futures program, these included 21-year-old powerlifter Tom Smith and Lottie McGuinness.
During the chat Princess Charlotte seemed like a pro, mirroring her parents by sitting with her hands folded in her lap, even leaning towards the athletes as she listened to them speak – just like mum Kate.
The young princess even got to show off her royal handshake upon arrival, confidently smiling and shaking the hand of a staff member who had just met with Kate and William.
Princess Charlotte wasn’t left out of royal duties during the day, she participated in an interactive workshop alongside athletes learning about the practical side of the advice provided to athletes, where they organized images of food into the correct category.
Young Princess Charlotte also added medals to the awards wall.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with their daughter, also witnessed volleyball players take part in a demonstration of bicycle-powered smoothie makers, an activity that had Charlotte and others in the room covering their ears due to the noise.
This outing marks the first time Princess Charlotte has attended a royal event without the company of her older brother, Prince George, or younger brother, Prince Louis.
The Commonwealth Games outing is also the second big sporting event that the young princess has attended in recent day, as Charlotte joined dad William in issuing a message of support to England’s Lionesses ahead of the win over Germany in the Euros.
She has previously joined her family at matches featuring Aston Villa, Prince William’s favourite team – even labelled a “budding star” in soccer by her father.