A gay family is amongst the 10 lucky families who have been chosen to meet the Cambridges according to a report by The Telegraph on April 8.
All the couples have announced their excitement and are looking forward to exchanging advice about being first-time parents. The meeting, organized by the parent support organization Plunket, will prove that no matte the structure of family, all have common trials and tribulations when it comes to parenting.
During the meeting, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will introduce Prince George to the parents and babies at their next public engagement in New Zealand. In doing so, the royal couple will be introducing the young Prince George to families representing from different backgrounds, including gay dads Jared and Ryan Mullen and their daughter Isabella who will represent the growing numbers of same-sex families in New Zealand.
The inclusion of the Mullen family symbolizes the changing dynamics of family. Although the Duke and Duchess did not specifically ask to meet a gay couple, Tristine Clark, New Zealand president of Plunket said introducing Prince George to families from diverse background played a factor in the choice of the 10 groups of parents.
“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.”
Plunket is a non-profit organization that helps more than 90 per cent of all babies born in New Zealand with free childcare advice, home visits and also helps families by providing other services like child car seat rentals.
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