ROYAL AIR: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took Prince George on his first official U.K. engagement Friday at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, England. The first-born of the duke and duchess, who turns three on July 22, was a little overwhelmed upon his arrival because of the noise and commotion, but he soon started to smile and skip around the airfield.
The duchess is a patron of the Air Cadet Organization, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary. She wore a blue Stella McCartney Ridley dress with a Smythe navy blazer and nude heels. She later put on a gold headband because the wind was so strong.
Prince George, flanked by his parents, was able to see the aircraft up close, sitting in a Squirrel Helicopter; a Red Arrow, and a Royal Australian Air Force C-130 Hercules. He pointed animatedly at the planes and listened to his father talk about flying.
The Royal International Air Tattoo is held in support of the RAF Charitable Trust, which also provides encouragement for young people keen to join the aviation industry.