Jul 222014
 

Happy Birthday Prince George!

It feels a little odd after the flurry of the new family photos, and our retrospective post looking back over the year, to share a post with no new photos of His Royal Highness, nor loads of new info. But because of the occasion I wanted to cobble something together, so here we go, beginning with sentiments of the day as expressed on Twitter by the folks from the Tour de France.

Tour de France Twitter

Tour de France Twitter

Their were ‘official celebrations’ to mark the occasion, Rebecca English has details in her story for the Daily Mail:

….Kate, accompanied by her nanny, Maria Borallo, and a police protection officer, drove George to Buckingham Palace so the little prince could see his great-grandfather, Prince Philip, who was unable to attend the party due to work commitments.

Arriving at around 11am, they spent an hour at the Queen’s official residence and as they were inside the band of the Irish Guards played a tuneful rendition of Happy Birthday in honour of George’s big day.

(These next two paragraphs are from today’s WKW post.) Prince Charles and Camilla were unable to attend as they have been carrying out official duties in Scotland; but the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay (as they are titled in that country) did receive birthday presents for Prince George. Below you see Charles with a giant red squirrel presented to him on behalf of the Scottish Wildlife Trust, the native red squirrel is endangered and HRH was visiting a sanctuary for the animal. (Our thanks to Radio Tay News for tweeting this image!)

Radio Tay News Twitter

Radio Tay News Twitter

Camilla was also given a gift for the Prince, a tweed teddy bear.

Clarence House Instagram

Clarence House Instagram

The Duchess took part in Edinburgh International Fashion Festival activities today, making this a perfect gift. Scotland’s Harris Tweed textiles are renowned and the industry is experiencing a resurgence that is wonderful to see.

Elle magazine used the event to create special George emoticons. Hmmm.

Elle Magazine

Elle Magazine

LEGOLAND Windsor designed a birthday party for Prince George.

LEGOLAND WINDSOR

LEGOLAND WINDSOR

A closer look at the family (ahem) shows Kate & William in party hats, George in his high chair, and Lupo gazing intently at the table. More specifically, the cake. I think he’s after the cake, don’t you?

LEGOLAND Windsor

LEGOLAND Windsor

You can see more photos of the display at the LEGOLAND Windsor Facebook page.

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More updates on the availability of George’s Petiti Bateau overalls/shortall, our first from Anni, who left a comment telling us German retailer Tausendkind is still offering the piece, she purchased the shortall today for her little boy. Click here to check the store’s inventory, the item is on sale for 43 €, about $60.

Tausendkind

Tausendkind

Another commentor, Katrin, shared that the Petit Bateau dungarees are offered online by another German merchant, My Toys.  They are available in smaller sizes, 3M and 6M *and* discounted by 50%, click here to visit the website.

Special publications celebrating HRH’s first year continue to be released, the Daily Mirror has published a souvenir magazine, George’s First Year.

The Daily Mirror

The Daily Mirror

From my limited view of things, perhaps the photograph that best sums up the Cambridge’s joy in their little boy is this one, taken during the recent tour as the Plunket play date wrapped up.

Photography by Woolf, Crown Copyright

Photography by Woolf, Crown Copyright

 

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