There are few people who are as instantly recognisable as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, but Kate and William have hosted one such famous face in their garden at Kensington Palace.
Last night, the Cambridges shared three new photos via their Kensington Royal Instagram account.
The pictures captured Kate, William and their three children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – spending time with true national treasure, Sir David Attenborough, in the grounds of their London home.
The first photo is particularly sweet because Charlotte's reaction to meeting Sir David is just as we imagine ours would be. She is holding her hands to her face and looking incredibly star struck!
While George is playing with a fossilised giant tooth from an extinct shark – a gift from the 94-year-old naturalist and conservationist who excavated the fossil while in Malta in the 1960s.
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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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As the caption explained, Sir David dropped by to watch a special screening of David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet with William. The new Netflix film (out on 4th October) charts his life's work and the devastating changes to the natural world he has witnessed.
In fact, in the third photo, you can see the pair watching the film on a large cinema screen with red-draped curtains – having swapped director-style personalised chairs. They did so in order to adhere to social distancing measures.
'The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to share new photographs of their family with @DavidAttenborough,' the caption reads.
'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.'
Just this week Sir David joined Instagram, quickly amassing 4.2 million followers. So far he has posted four times, including sharing the photo with the Duke.
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We had an amazing afternoon earlier this week when David showed Prince William his new film. They both share a passion for protecting the natural world and are supporting one another to raise awareness of the solutions at hand to tackle climate change and biodiversity loss. They're working together on the @earthshotprize too - more on that soon.
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Prince William has met and worked with Sir David on many occasions, including at the World Economic Forum in Davos last year where the Duke interviewed him about the need to act fast to save our world.
Kate revealed recently that George, Charlotte and Louis are huge fans of his TV shows.
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