Prince George and Princess Charlotte make surprise royal appearance

After stealing the show at parade of colorthe Cambridge children were back in force on Saturday.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte made a surprise appearance on Saturday, joining their parents Prince William and Kate Middleton as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Wales to Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Arriving at Cardiff Castle for the first engagement of the day, the eight-year-old prince and seven-year-old princess dutifully shook hands as they were introduced to people.

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Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte, Prince George and Prince William during their visit to Cardiff Castle to meet the artists and crew involved in the special Platinum Jubilee celebration concert which will take place in the park from the castle later in the afternoon on Saturday 4th June 2022, the third of four days of celebrations to mark the Platinum Jubilee.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte made a surprise appearance on Saturday, joining their parents Prince William and Kate Middleton as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Wales for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)

They then joined their parents on a walk, chatting with those who had been waiting to see them and collecting bouquets of flowers from well-wishers.

The family met artists involved in a special platinum jubilee celebration concert which took place in the castle grounds later that afternoon, including West End artists Bonnie Tyler and Owain Wynn Evans, Rubicon Dance Company and the Wales Youth Choir for Good.

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Prince George and Princess Charlotte, each holding hands with their parents, attended a rehearsal for the concert.

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The children then joined their parents for a walk, chatting with those who had been waiting to see them (AP)
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge with Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge during a visit to Cardiff Castle, where they will meet performers and crew involved in the special celebration concert taking place in the castle grounds on June 04, 2022 in Cardiff, Wales.
And helped their parents collect bouquets of flowers from supporters. (Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

William and Kate also spoke to team members about the technical side of the production, such as lighting, sound and visual effects, before helping with some of the final preparations for the concert.

The concert at Cardiff Castle, hosted by Aled Jones and Shan Cothi, will feature live performances from some of Wales’ best-known singers and artists, alongside choirs, bands and orchestras.

But it will all end in time for the revelers gathered to watch the Evening at the Palace concert on the giant screens installed on the lawns of the Ch√Ęteau.

CARDIFF, WALES - JUNE 04: Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge smile during a visit to Cardiff Castle, where they will meet performers and crew involved in the special celebration concert which will take place in the castle grounds on June 04, 2022 in Cardiff, Wales.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte, each holding hands with their parents, attended a concert rehearsal (Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
CARDIFF, WALES - JUNE 04: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge during a visit to Cardiff Castle, where they will meet performers and crew involved in the special celebration concert which will take held in the castle grounds on June 04, 2022 in Cardiff, Wales.
Prince William will return from Cardiff as he prepares to deliver a speech in honor of the Queen, on stage during the Party at the Palace concert in London (Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Prince William will return from Cardiff with the Duke of Camrbidge about to deliver a speech in honor of his grandmother, the Queen, on stage during the Party at the Palace concert in London.

Prince Charles will also take the stage outside Buckingham Palace to pay tribute to his mother.

The Cambridges’ trip to Wales coincides with the Earl and Countess of Wessex’s visit to Northern Ireland on Saturday and follows Princess Anne and Sir Tim Laurence’s visit to Scotland on Friday afternoon.

Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge hold bouquets of flowers during a visit to Cardiff Castle on June 04, 2022 in Cardiff, Wales.
The Cambridges’ trip to Wales coincides with the Earl and Countess of Wessex’s visit to Northern Ireland on Saturday (Getty)
Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge hold bouquets of flowers during a visit to Cardiff Castle on June 04, 2022 in Cardiff, Wales.
Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge hold bouquets of flowers while visiting Cardiff Castle (Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge during a visit to Cardiff Castle, where they will meet performers and the crew involved in the celebration concert special which will take place in the castle grounds on June 04, 2022 in Cardiff, Wales.
Little Prince Louis, 4, who stole the show with his facial expression at Trooping the Colour, did not make the trip to Wales with his older siblings (Getty)

Little Prince Louis, 4, who stole the show with his facial expression at Trooping the Colour, did not make the trip to Wales with his older siblings.

The trio of Cambridge children made their military parade debut on Thursday, taking part in the carriage procession for the first time.

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(LR) Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Louis of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge watch the RAF flypast from the balcony of the Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Color Parade on June 02, 2022 in London, England.  The Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II is celebrated June 2-5, 2022 in the UK and Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of access
Little Prince Louis, 4, who stole the show with his facial expression at Trooping the Colour, did not make the trip to Wales with his older siblings (Getty)

The three Cambridge children make their carriage debut

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