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Princess Charlotte Had the Sweetest Reaction to Meeting Sir David Attenborough in New Royal Family Pics

If you’d ever thought the British royals were entirely unrelateable, you might want to take a look at the latest picture of the soon-to-be King and Queen of England and their three children. In a surprise photoshoot that took place earlier in September, the Cambridge family, helmed by Prince William and Kate Middleton, met global legend Sir David Attenburough — and the magnitude of said event was rather evident.

The family welcomed the British naturalist into their London home Kensington Palace on September 24 after a casual day at school for Will and Kate’s two eldest children, Prince George, 7, and Princess Charlotte, 5. Two-year-old Prince Louis also joined in the special meeting.What happened when Attenburough stepped into the family’s garden was blissfully caught entirely on camera, and let’s just say… we’re all Charlotte in this circumstance.

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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. This includes working together on The @EarthshotPrize 🌍 the most prestigious global environment prize in history – further details of which will be shared in the coming weeks. When they met, Sir David gave Prince George a tooth from a giant shark 🦷 the scientific name of which is carcharocles megalodon (‘big tooth’). Sir David found the tooth on a family holiday to Malta in the late 1960s, embedded in the island’s soft yellow limestone which was laid down during the Miocene period some 23 million years ago. Carcharocles is believed to have grown to 15 metres in length, which is about twice the length of the Great White, the largest shark alive today.

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The the glorious new image, Princess Charlotte’s glee is plain to see. She stands next to her mother holding her face and looking overwhelmed with excitement.The rest of the picture also reads something like a viral meme (it’s probably already become one, now we think of it).

Prince George looks poised, yet still rather pleased with the whole situation, Will gazes fondly at Attenburough with the kind of adoration absolutely all of us feel for the man who may as well be the world’s collective Granddad.

Kate is laughing excitedly, likely fueled by her daughter’s rather strong reaction… and Louis? Well, let’s just say his meeting Sir Attenburough isn’t such a big deal for the wee one. He’s sort of just staring in the opposite direction, though we’re pretty sure he’s thrilled on the inside.

The meeting came after Prince William attended an outdoor screening for the British Knight’s upcoming feature film David Attenborough: A Life on our Planet. According to a report by The Times, Sir David described his impromtu meeting with the royals as “charming”, and he even had a unique gift for George — a fossil tooth from a giant shark.

“When I was his age, I remember being given fossils by a grown-up, so I thought I would do the same,” Attenburough explained. Apparently, George was very intrigued, asking the environmentally minded documentary maker how big it originally was. “He was certainly very interested. He seemed to like it. He is very interested in fossils. She [Charlotte] was too. All three seemed charming.”

For the occasion, the ever stylish Kate wore a denim shirt dress, which featured a belt at the waist and a midi hemline.The peak transeasonal style was designed by New York creative Gabriella Hearst — the perfect look for that in-between weather the UK (and us Down Under!) are currently experiencing.

The rest of the family also matched up like clockwork in various shades of blue — an ever royal-friendly color for the regal bunch. And incidentally, Attenburough also just so happened to be sporting a handsome blue suit ensemble. It really was meant to be!

This article originally appeared on our sister site, Now to Love.

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