Prince William and Kate Middleton’s very relatable recent mistake is entertaining the internet

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The Cambridges are the most talked-about family in the world, and while Prince William and Kate Middleton spend the most time in front of the cameras, it’s their children that make the most news.

Yes, from Prince George’s hilarious gifts and Princess Charlotte’s signature sass to Prince Louis’ strange first words, these royal tots never fail to make headlines.

This weekend, it was the whole Cambridge family that got the world talking as the Duke and Duchess posted photographs to Instagram of their family meeting with David Attenborough.

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‘The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to share new photographs of their family with @DavidAttenborough,’ the Cambridges captioned a series of sweet photographs of the meeting from their garden. ‘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’.’

The sweet mistake that went viral however was when Prince William and David Attenborough sat down to watch A Life on our Planet, accidentally sitting in each other's seats.

The hilarious mistake did make an excellent photograph though!

Another memorable moment saw Sir David Attenborough give Prince George a very special present, a tooth from a giant shark that he found himself.

‘When they met, Sir David gave Prince George a tooth from a giant shark,’ the Cambridge’s post continued. ‘The scientific name of which is carcharocles megalodon (‘big tooth’).

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‘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.’

This is lovely.

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

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