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Prince George Is a Messy Eater: "More Food Goes on the Table Than in His Mouth," Says Mike Tindall

Prince George, Mia Grace Chris Jackson/Getty Images; David Hartley/Rex/REX USA

Prince George didn't make the best impression when he first met his cousin, Mia Grace. Given that they're both less than a year old, however, it's unlikely either will remember their first encounter.

Rugby player Mike Tindall told The Mirror Monday that he and wife Zara Phillips recently took their infant daughter to Highgrove to meet George and his parents, Prince William and Kate Middleton. It wasn't a huge deal, however. "I don't think Mia will remember that day," Tindall said during his Celebrity Golf Classic in Newport, Wales. "She was two months old, but it was great. It was carnage."

How so?

"George was eating at the time. He'd got to that stage where more food goes on the table than in his mouth," Tindall revealed. "Mia was just chilling and sleeping. She sleeps a lot—she's quite relaxed."

(During a recent royal tour stop in Manly, Australia, the Duke of Cambridge told lifeguards that the 9-month-old heir to the British throne was "being a bit messy and drooling everywhere" at the moment.)

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Due to their parents' packed schedules, that meeting was the only time the royal cousins have met.

Tindall hasn't traded parenting tips with William, who is also a first-time father. "He's too busy," he said. "We don't see him very often...but I'm sure when we have a proper catch-up we might do."

Tindall also said Phillips is "loving" motherhood, and he's equally smitten with their precious little girl. "Once you get to four months and they start smiling at you, when you get interaction, your bonds grow more and more," he gushed. "Like this morning, I was playing with her, and she smiles if you do something funny," the proud papa told The Mirror. "It makes you feel good about yourself."

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