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Queen Elizabeth Platinum Jubilee 2022: Prince George and Princess Charlotte make surprise appearance

After stealing the show at Trooping the Colorthe Cambridge kids were back out 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 for the 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 performers and crew involved in the special Platinum Jubilee Celebration Concert taking place in the castle grounds later in the afternoon, Saturday June 4, 2022, on 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 walkabout, chatting to those who had waited to see them and collected bouquets of flowers from well-wishers.

The family met with performers involved in a special Platinum Jubilee Celebration Concert taking place in the castle grounds later that afternoon, including Bonnie Tyler and Owain Wynn Evans, West End performers, Rubicon Dance Company and the Wales Youth Choir for Good.

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Prince George and Princess Charlotte, each holding their parents’ hand, watched a rehearsal for the concert.

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The kids then joined their parents on a walkabout, chatting to those who had waited 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 well-wishers. (Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

William and Kate also spoke to crew 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 entertainers, alongside choirs, bands and orchestras.

But it will all wrap up in time for revelers gathered to watch the Party at the Palace concert on the big screens set up on the Castle lawns.

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 taking place in the castle grounds on June 04, 2022 in Cardiff, Wales.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte, each holding their parents’ hand, watched a rehearsal for the concert (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 taking place in the castle grounds on June 04, 2022 in Cardiff, Wales.
Prince William will be racing back from Cardiff as he’s set to make 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 be racing back from Cardiff with the Duke of Cambridge set to make 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 to 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 during the visit to 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 crew involved in the special celebration concert taking 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 Color 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 Color did not make the trip to Wales with his older siblings.

The trio of Cambridge kids made their debut at Thursday’s military parade, riding in the carriage procession for the first time.

Watch the Queen’s Jubilee: Platinum Party at the Palace live on Sunday June 5 at 4.30am on Channel 9 and 9Now. Catch up for free on 9Now.

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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 on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Color parade on June 02, 2022 in London, England.  The Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II is being celebrated from June 2 to June 5, 2022, in the UK and Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of the acces
Little Prince Louis, 4, who stole the show with his facial expression at Trooping the Color did not make the trip to Wales with his older siblings (Getty)

All three Cambridge children make their carriage debut

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