David Attenborough was invited to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's home on Thursday evening to meet Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
- He described the evening as a "very nice domestic occasion".
- The 94-year-old gave Prince George a fossil tooth as a gift.
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What we would do to have been a fly on the wall when David Attenborough popped round for a quick history lesson with the Cambridges.
The iconic naturalist, who is known to be good friends with Her Majesty herself, was invited to the family's home after school on Thursday night to meet Prince George and Princess Charlotte, giving them a history lesson. As far as after-school activities go, this has to be up there as the best!
David Attenborough later revealed that he found the children "charming" and that it was a "very nice domestic occasion," as reported by The Times. The 94-year-old gave George a fossil tooth from a giant shark that he found on holiday in Malta in the 1960s, sparking George to reveal his interest in fossils.
""When I was his age, I remember being given fossils by a grown-up, so I thought I would do the same," David said.
"[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."
The Duchess of Cambridge's three children, George, Charlotte and Louis, are all thought to be huge fans of David and his documentaries. In a new ITV documentary, which will air on October 5, where the Duchess of Cambridge is seen chatting to Sir David and tells him that her children are, "massive fans".
Yesterday, the Cambridges shared some beautiful pictures from the meeting on Instagram, alongside the caption, 'The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to share new photographs of their family with @DavidAttenborough.
'The photographs were taken earlier this week in the gardens of Kensington Palace, after The Duke and Sir David attended an outdoor screening of Sir David’s upcoming feature film 🎞️ ‘David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet’.
'With a shared passion for protecting the natural world, they continue to support one another in their missions to tackle some of the biggest environmental challenges our planet faces [...]'
Looks like a lovely evening to us!
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