Prince William awkwardly poses with Paddington Bear in China

Published Tuesday, Mar 3 2015, 17:08 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Prince William was reminded of home today when he met Paddington Bear in China - although it all looked a little awkward!

Wills is currently on a solo tour without pregnant wife Kate Middleton and was invited to the Chinese premiere of the Paddington Bear movie Paddington.

Prince William meets an entertainer dressed in a costume of Paddington Bear on the red carpet for the 'Paddington' film premiere
3 Mar 2015

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However, while on the red carpet, suited and booted William was encouraged to pose next to an entertainer, dressed as the bear himself.

The Duke of Cambridge certainly smiled, but was it through gritted teeth?

Well, he might have felt a little silly, but guaranteed Wills' son Prince George would have been delighted to meet the giant fuzzy character!

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits the Emma Bridgewater factory on February 18, 2015 in Stoke on Trent, England.

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Prince William is expecting his second child with wife Kate next month so, understandably, she has not joined him on this official visit.

Two weeks ago, however, Kate made her own solo trip from London to the West Midlands, where she and her bump visited a children's centre.

The Duchess of Cambridge was also pictured in a smart blue coat during an official trip to a pottery factory.

Following the birth of their second child, William - who has been working for the Royal Air Force - is changing his career path slightly. Having passed the necessary exams, he will begin working for an air ambulance service.

Kate Middleton's maternity wardrobe: