Prince William reveals the animal Prince George loves during a visit to a national park in Pakistan

William and Kate visited Margalla Hills National Park during day two of their royal tour.
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While the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are currently undertaking their royal tour without their three children, it would seem they’re still very much top of mind.

During a visit to Margalla Hills National Park, which sits at the foothills of the Himalayas, Prince William shared his eldest son Prince George would be a huge fan of the wildlife monitoring work conducted at the park.

Prince William and Duchess Catherine completed their first full day of royal tour engagements on Tuesday. (Image: Getty)

While inside the visitor’s centre, William and Kate were shown a slideshow of animals found in the area including leopards, cape hares and porcupines, but it was when a picture of a monitor lizard appeared on the screen that, according to Hello! Prince William remarked, “George would love that.”

Six-year-old George’s love for animals is not surprising as the British royal family are known for their love of animals.

In fact, George’s younger sister Princess Charlotte is known for her love of a more fantastical animal: unicorns! With the four-year-old spotted on numerous occasions with a unicorn purse and most recently on her first day at school she accessorised her schoolbag with a sequinned unicorn key-chain.

Prince William revealed Prince George is a huge fan of animals, particularly lizards. (Image: Getty)

Before jetting off on their tour, William and Kate made sure they were able to drop their two eldest children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, off at school on Monday.

According to Hello! royal aides have said the couple’s departure time was timed so they were able to do the school run before they flew to Pakistan, with the couple always trying their best to balance family life and royal duties.

While their parents are overseas for five days, George, Charlotte and one-year-old Louis have remained in England, where they are being looked after by their Norland nanny Maria Borrallo and Kate’s parents Carole and Michael Middleton.

Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis are back home in England, where they are being looked after by their grandparents Carole and Michael Middleton, and their nanny Maria Borrallo. (Image: Getty)

The couple’s first full day in Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad, focused on the importance of quality education and highlighting how girls benefit from pursuing higher education and professional careers.

William and Kate visited the Islamabad Model College for Girls, where they heard about how students were benefitting from the ‘Teach for Pakistan’ programme, an initiative which focusses on improving the quality of teaching in schools which serve families from disadvantaged backgrounds.

During their time at Margalla Hills National Park, the couple joined school children from four local schools who were taking part in activities designed to educate young people on environmental protection and wildlife conservation.

The couple also joined Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Arif Alvi to share their thanks for a warm welcome before they finished the day at the iconic Pakistan Monument for a reception with significant individuals in the country’s creative arts and business industries for a night celebrating the best of Pakistani music and culture and highlighting the prosperous UK and Pakistan relationship.

WATCH: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive to a glam event in Pakistan on a tuk-tuk. Story continues below…

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The royal couple made a grand entrance, arriving on a brightly painted tuk-tuk, with Prince William breaking from his usual suits to wear a traditional sherwani – the first time a member of the British royal family has worn one.

The couple will continue their tour across the Asian country over the next few days, with the tour wrapping up on October 18th.

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