His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge, whose birth was officially registered by his father, the Duke of Cambridge on Thursday, has received a number of unique and interesting presents from some of Britain’s political leaders.
The Prime Minister, David Cameron, and his wife Samantha, gifted a set of Roald Dahl books to the little Prince. The box-set is said to be a collection of the writer’s best works and includes George’s Marvellous Medicine, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach.
Ed Miliband, Labour leader, sent a three-year-old apple tree to the baby Prince. The planting of an apple tree is a Sicilian tradition to celebrate the birth of a first born son.
Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg, and his wife Miriam, sent a large bag of coffee to the new parents in order to keep exhaustion at bay whilst caring for their baby. The Cleggs also sent a hand embroidered cot cover and sheet to Prince George, believed to be embroidered by nuns from Mrs Clegg’s home village in Spain.
Prince William ended the week by leading the Audi Quattro team (which included his younger brother, Prince Harry) to victory at a charity polo match at Coworth Park in Berkshire on Saturday. This was the Duke’s first public appearance since leaving St Mary’s Hospital with his wife and new born son in July.
When His Royal Highness was then presented with a mini polo mallet for his son, he jokingly asked if his prize was nappies and added: “I’ve got to pick some up on my way home.”
The Duke of Cambridge is expected to return to Royal duties when he visits the Anglesey Show in North Wales on the 14th of August 2013.