Britain's Prince George has royal playdate in New Zealand

Britain's Prince George plays during a visit to Plunket nurse and parents group at Government House in Wellington, New Zealand, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Plunket is a national not-for-profit organization that provides care for children and families in New Zealand. Britain's Prince William, his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge and their son, Prince George, are on a three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia. (AP Photo/Marty Melville, Pool)

April 9, 2014 9:39:43 PM PDT
The youngest member of Britain's royal family is making some new friends.

Prince George went on his first official playdate Wednesday, while visiting New Zealand with mom and dad.

He was dressed in a navy smocked jumper.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are trying as much as possible to give the little prince a normal upbringing.

The 8-month-old hung out with other babies all about his same age.

The parents included couples of Maori, Chinese and Samoan descent, a single mother, and a gay couple with their kids.

"He's a lovely little boy. He was, yes, he's very intrepid," one father said.

"He sort of went into the middle of the circle of toys. He hunted out the biggest toy. He propped himself up and he owned the place, basically," Grant Colinge said.

George tried to hold a little girl's hand, but she wasn't interested and started crying.