Princess Charlotte showed off her archery skills as she made a surprise appearance this morning at the Big Help Out initiative in Slough.
The Prince, 40, and Princess of Wales, 41, welcomed volunteers as they arrived at a local scout headquarters with their three children, Prince George, nine, Princess Charlotte, eight, and Prince Louis, five.
Following last night’s coronation concert, the family spent hours renovating some scout huts for local members to use.
After this, the family of five happily took part in some of the activities offered with Scouts – including finger painting, roasting marshmallows and operating a backhoe.
While exploring the HQ, Princess Charlotte also tried her hand at archery – and she seemed perfectly comfortable with the plastic bow and arrow.
Princess Charlotte, eight, looked like a pro as she wielded her plastic bow and arrow at the volunteer event in Slough
Dressed in a pink cable knit sweater, jean shorts and white trainers, Charlotte wore a yellow and purple Scouts tie around her neck.
Kate and William’s second child looked like a pro as she operated the bow and watched her target in advance.
Charlotte seemed to put all her strength into the task and frowned a little as she let go of the bow.
Having clearly inherited her mother’s sporting talents, Charlotte managed to hit the mark right away and blow her brothers out of the park.
While Prince George was trying it out, Prince William gave his eldest some tips while looking over his shoulder.
After shovelling sand and getting behind the wheel of a JCB, Prince Louis attempted to shoot a bow and arrow.
The adorable five-year-old grimaced as he studied the target in front of him – trying his best to keep up with his older siblings.
Finally, the Prince and Princess of Wales also tried out the activity. Although the couple did have the small advantage that they had taken an archery lesson during a royal visit to Bhutan in 2016.
The second child of the Prince and Princess of Wales put all her strength into the task and frowned when she let go of the bow
Dressed in a pink cable knit sweater, jean shorts and white trainers, Charlotte wore a yellow and purple Scouts tie around her neck
Prince Louis, five, was also determined to keep up with his siblings and made an animated face as he tried his hand at archery
Prince George had both his parents watching over him as he tried his hand at archery this morning
Prince William was on hand to give Prince George some archery tips at the Big Help Out event
The 40-year-old Prince of Wales seemed focused on the task as he operated the plastic bow and arrow
The Princess of Wales had the small advantage of taking an archery lesson during a royal visit to Bhutan in 2016.
Prince Louis was as animated as ever as he tried his hand at archery at the volunteer event in Slough
While the Princess of Wales was all smiles as she listened to her instructor, Prince William seemed to take the task incredibly seriously and looked incredibly focused as he drew his bow.
In addition, Kate was seen pushing a wheelbarrow while her youngest son was shoveling sand as they helped redecorate a Slough scout hut.
He then took control and skillfully steered him while his mother supported the weight.
Charlotte was seen elatedly running to help prepare a new path, while George, himself a future king, was seen learning how to use a power drill.
The couple and their three children were out again to celebrate the third day of the king’s coronation and Charles III’s service life.
The Princess of Wales has been co-chair of the Scouts since 2020 and members of the Royal Family have joined volunteers who have recreated a path, dug a new waterway, sanded and repainted the front door, planters at the front of the building added and painted a mural to create a lasting legacy of the Big Help Out’s work.
The young prince missed last night’s coronation concert because it was bedtime, but he got down to business and operated a mini JCB on his father’s lap.
Prince Louis drives a wheelbarrow as he helps his mother, Britain’s Catherine, Princess of Wales, take part in the Big Help Out in Slough
Prince George also threw himself into the work and was pictured using a power drill as they renovated an old scout hut
Princess Charlotte and Prince George watched as their little brother and their father dug
The Princess of Wales spoke to a person in the crowd and said Charlotte was in her third year of school
William and Kate were on hand in support of the Big Help Out, along with other senior royals including the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, the Princess Royal and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester.
The Big Help Out program, which aims to inspire a new generation of volunteers by giving people a taste of what they can achieve, is endorsed by celebrities across the country.
The program, which aims to inspire a new generation of volunteers by giving people a taste of what they can achieve, is endorsed by celebrities across the country.
More than 1,500 charities have signed up. The Big Help Out is organized by The Together Coalition and leading charities.