Modern Parents

Prince George's New Playmate Has Two Daddies

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

04.08.14 9:53 AM ET

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.

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 07:  Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge arrive at Wellington Military Terminal on an RNZAF 757 from Sydney on April 7, 2014 in Wellington, New Zealand. The Royal Family have arrived in New Zealand for the first day of a Royal Tour to New Zealand and Australia. Over a period of three weeks the Royal trio will visit 12 Cities in New Zealand and Australia taking part in activities as wide ranging as a yacht race in Auckland Harbour, paying their respects to victims of the 2011 earthquake in Christchurch and visiting Ayres Rock in Australia.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

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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.”