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Prince George's New Playmate Has Two Daddies

Prince George's first public engagement will be a masterclass in inclusiveness

William and Kate will burnish their ultra-modern credentials on Wednesday when they will introduce Prince George to the child of gay parents, it is reported today.

Kate and William will take George to a playgroup organised by the New Zealand parent support organisation Plunket, where he will meet gay fathers Jared and Ryan Mullen and their daughter Isabella.

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Jared who comes from Oregon, in the USA and Ryan, from Australia, were chosen to represent the growing numbers of same-sex couples in New Zealand who use Plunket’s parental support services.

Tristine Clark, New Zealand president of Plunket, told the Daily Telegraph: “The parents are a spread of all the communities in New Zealand, including Maoris, Samoans, people of Chinese descent and gay couples. This is a very multi-cultural country and we wanted the Duke and Duchess to meet people from all backgrounds.”