Is the secret out about Prince George?

04:38, Feb 20 2014
Royal Christening
Britain's Prince William, his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and their son Prince George pose after the christening service at St James's Palace in London.
Royal Christening
Britain's Prince William, his son Prince George and father Prince Charles pose with Queen Elizabeth after the christening service at St James's Palace in London.
Royal Christening
Britain's Prince William, his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and their son Prince George pose with Queen Elizabeth and family members after the christening service at St James's Palace in London.
Royal Christening
Britain's Prince William, his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and their son Prince George poses with Queen Elizabeth and family members after the christening service at St James's Palace in London.

Australia's new governor-general may have let slip that Prince George will be accompanying his parents Down Under, but New Zealand officials are staying mum.

Incoming Australian Governor-General Peter Cosgrove met with the Queen at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday.

The pair discussed Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge's upcoming royal tour of New Zealand and Australia, Cosgrove told reporters.

Prince George's christening
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge carries her son Prince George after his christening at St James's Palace in London.
Prince George's christening
Britain's Prince William carries his son Prince George, just before his christening at St James's Palace in London.
Prince George's christening
Britain's Queen Elizabeth, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Prince Charles leave after attending the christening of Prince George.
Prince George's christening
Britain's Prince William carries his son Prince George, as he arrives with his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge for their son's christening at St James's Palace in London.
Prince George's christening
Britain's Prince William carries his son Prince George, as he arrives with his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge for their son's christening at St James's Palace in London.
Prince George's christening
Prince George arrives for his christening.

"That's going to be a very welcome visit," he said after the meeting.

"They'll bring with them Prince George the little one."

Immediately asked if he had inadvertently spilled the beans about Prince George, he backtracked, saying he "hoped" he would be coming and he did not know.

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Prince George
FAMILY: Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, with their son George.

New Zealand media manager for the 2014 Royal Visit Office Allen Walley refused to confirm or deny any tour plans.

"We won't be commenting on Australian media reports," he said.

"There will be an announcement about further details in the future."

If Prince George does visit New Zealand on the royal tour, expected to start in April, it will be his first official trip overseas.

He will be about nine months old, the same age as Prince William on his first visit to New Zealand in 1983.

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