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  • 21 April 2014, 16:42

Kate 'Papped' Playing With Prince George

The Duchess of Cambridge has been filmed and photographed playing with Prince George during a day off from official engagements in Australia.

The images show Kate pushing the eight-month-old in a buggy, carrying him on her shoulders and playing with him in her lap.

They were taken without Royal approval while the couple were in the grounds of Government House in Canberra.

Other photos taken show the Duke and Duchess, dressed in jeans and jumpers, walking hand-in-hand near Lake Burley Griffin.

Royal aides have asked the British media not to publish the photographs, though they have been widely used in the Australian press.

In 2012 the Duchess was photographed unawares during a holiday in France, provoking an angry response from the Royal Family.

An injunction was sought to stop the pictures - which originally appeared in Closer magazine - being republished.

The couple are on a 19-day tour of Australia and New Zealand.

On Tuesday they will travel to Uluru in Central Australia - more than 30 years after Prince William's parents made a similar trip.

The trip will take in the National Indigenous Training Academy, which trains members of the indigenous community to work in the tourism and hospitality trades.

Prince George will stay in Canberra with a nanny.

Over the weekend William and Kate took the Prince to Sydney's Taronga Zoo, where he met a bilby - a rabbit-like marsupial - that was named after him.

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