Prince George shoots his first butterfly


PRINCE George has been introduced to the world of country sports by shooting a butterfly.

The Prince was given a tiny antique shotgun, originally owned by Edward VII, and a selection of brightly coloured cartridges from Mayfair gunsmith Goebbels and Hock.

With the help of his father he then took aim at a live butterfly that had been stapled to a fence post.

A Kensington Palace spokesman said: “He missed twice – it was adorable – but on the third attempt the butterfly disintegrated, much to everyone’s delight.”

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