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Why Are Prince William, Kate Middleton and Baby George Down Under? 6 Things To Know About Their Trip

Prince William and Kate Middleton are on the move! The couple, along with their infant son Prince George, are spending nearly the whole month of April in New Zealand and Australia. The tour is the first opportunity for the world to see the royal baby close up at appearances, as opposed to the formal portraits we’ve received thus far. So why are they doing all this? Here are some things you need to know:

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1. Prince George’s nanny is traveling with the family. Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo will be watching over the baby while his parents attend many of the events on their itineraries.

2. The Cambridges have a whopping 45 events scheduled for their time down under. Hope they’re well rested!

3. The tour mirrors Prince William’s own first big trip as a baby. He traveled to New Zealand and Australia at this precise age with Prince Charles and Princess Diana.

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4. The couple had to get permission from the Queen to travel such a far distance with their baby. It’s against the rules for two heirs to the throne to be on an airplane for a long time together (in case it crashes!). It was 23-hour flight to get to Australia this weekend. With a baby! How fun for them.

5. This trip is Kate Middleton’s first time in Australia and New Zealand!

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6. There are at least two events that Prince George is expected to appear at: a garden party with the prime minister of New Zealand on Wednesday, and a zoo appearance in two weeks. Too cute to handle.

 Are you excited about the royal trip to New Zealand and Australia? What events do you hope they attend? How cute is Prince George?! Tell us in the comments below or tweet us @OKMagazine.