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  • 16 June 2014, 10:50

Kate Helps Prince George To Take First Steps

Prince George has been seen walking for the first time at a charity polo match in Gloucestershire.

The 10-month-old was pictured toddling in a pair of pink dungarees with help from the Duchess of Cambridge.

George - third-in-line to the throne - appeared unfazed by the action on the field as mother Kate held his hand tightly and led him around the spectators' area.

The fidgety future king was the centre of attention as he played with a football at the Jerudong event on Father's Day.

He happily crawled at the side of the field, grabbing at polo mallets as his 32-year-old mother - dressed in blue jeans and a blue and white striped T-shirt - looked on.

Kate and George were later joined by the Duke of Cambridge, who was competing in the event at Cirencester Park Polo Club with his brother Prince Harry.

The match was the first time George has been seen in public since his parents' tour of Australia and New Zealand, when he played with 10 other babies in Wellington and met a bilby†at Sydney's Taronga Zoo.

The young prince is due to celebrate his first birthday on July 22 and the Royal Mint has released images of a commemorative £5 coin it is striking to mark the event.

The design of the coins, which bear the heraldic Royal Arms, has been approved by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Queen and the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

The Cambridge's family day out came as a ComRes suggested that Prince William is more popular than his grandmother, the Queen.

Of the 2,000-plus people surveyed, 68% expressed a favourable view of the young royal, compared with 63% for the Queen.

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