Prince George may be a future king, but for now, he’s still just a little boy.
The 3-year-old royal wrapped up his family’s Canadian tour by once again charming us all with a series of enthusiastic waves, more ignored high-fives and then this:
After bashfully snubbing a boy’s request for a high-five — following an earlier rejection of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — the future leader was seen adorably smudging his nose against his plane’s window as the family took off Saturday, leaving a crowd of well-wishers behind.
George’s father, the Duke of Cambridge, later expressed his thanks to the Canadian people in a series of tweets and photos of their travels ― including one of George and his 17-month-old sister Charlotte playing with bubbles and balloons during an outdoor children’s party in Victoria.
”Catherine and I are incredibly grateful to the people of Canada for the warmth and hospitality they have extended to our family,” the statement began.
“We have loved our time in British Columbia and Yukon and will never forget the beautiful places we have seen. And we will never forget the many people people [sic] who have been kind enough to come to welcome us in person.”
“We feel very lucky to have been able to introduce George and Charlotte to Canada. This country will play a big part in their lives. Canada is a country of optimism, generosity and unrivalled natural beauty. I hope we have helped all Canadians celebrate what makes this country great. We will see you again soon.”
Until next time, George!