Royals could bring son on three-week trip

Prince George could make his first overseas visit Down Under next year.

Kate Middleton and Prince William are going on a tour of Australia and New Zealand in April and it’s ‘anticipated’ that their baby boy – who will by then be nine months old – will accompany them.

But a decision on whether George will join his parents on the three-week-long trip isn’t expected to be made until the last minute.

A statement from Clarence House reads: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit New Zealand and Australia in April 2014.

Their Royal Highnesses have been invited to visit by the New Zealand and Australian governments.

Further details on the exact dates and itinerary will be issued in due course.’

George will be following in the footsteps of dad William, 31, who also made his first visit to Australia when he was nine months old with parents Prince Charles and Princess Diana.

He’s since returned on several occasions and last visited just before his wedding in 2011.

Kate, 31, has never been to either country.

It’s thought that the couple will have a nanny with them to look after George when they’re busy but the visit will include rest days so they can spend some quality time with their son.

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